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Snowbeast (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 28 April 1977
A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director:

Herb Wallerstein

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Gar Seberg
Yvette Mimieux ... Ellen Seberg
Robert Logan ... Tony Rill
Clint Walker ... Sheriff Paraday
Sylvia Sidney ... Carrie Rill
Thomas Babson ... Buster (as Thomas W. Babson)
Jacquie Botts Jacquie Botts ... Betty Jo
Kathy Christopher Kathy Christopher ... Jennifer
Jamie Jamison Jamie Jamison ... John Cochran
Richard Jamison Richard Jamison ... Ben Cochran
Liz Jury Liz Jury ... Mrs. Blodgett
Richard Jury Richard Jury ... Charlie Braintree (as Ric Jury)
Rob McClung Rob McClung ... Deputy #2
Annie McEnroe ... Heidi (as Anne McEncroe)
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Deputy Holt
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Storyline

In this made for TV film, an enormous and angry bigfoot creature begins to terrorize a Colorado Ski Resort during a winter carnival, by eating several skiers. At first everyone insists it is just a bear, until ski patrolman Tony Rill sees a white shadowy beastly shape disappearing into the woods. Although Tony's grandmother Mrs. Carrie Rill, who owns the Ski Resort and the town sheriff, Sheriff Paraday disagree, it soon becomes clear when the creature finally attacks the town. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An unknown terror stalks a ski resort! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The helicopter seen briefly at about 57 minutes is a piston-powered Bell 47J "Ranger" predecessor to the turbine-powered Bell 206 JetRanger. See more »

Goofs

It appears that Sylvia Sidney took an unplanned fall during the gymnasium scene. She trips and falls pretty hard. It appears she may have broken an arm in the fall. She does not appear in the rest of the film despite being a major character earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

Gar Seberg: I quit being a skier in 1968 because the other skiers were mavericks!
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Alternate Versions

The National Broadcasting Company decided it would be a little violent to have a skier fall from the ski lift and break a leg and then become a victim to the Snowbeast. In this scene, it was where the Winter Games took place. Writer Joseph Stefano and director Herb Wallerstien changed the scene to have the Snowbeast attack the town's gymnasium were they are holding a skiing contest for the snow champions. The fall from ski lift scene appears in some other versions of this film. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Enjoyable Cheesy 70s TV Movie
29 April 2002 | by jeffy-3See all my reviews

I watched this on DVD after acquiring a 10 pack called "Vault of Horror". I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. The acting ranges from competent to embarrassing, you never really see the monster, the storyline apes Jaws from scene to scene, but somehow it works if you watch it in the right frame of mind. Most of all it brought back memories of my childhood of watching those low-budget 72 minute TV movies they used to show from 8:30 to 10:00.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snowbeast See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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