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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:

The legendary creature is half man... half animal... and a cold blooded killer! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fera das Neves See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

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When Tony is searching for Jennifer (the lost skier) going down the hill his jacket repeatedly goes from open to closed between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Seberg: Gar!
Gar Seberg: Ellen!
Ellen Seberg: I'm proud of you! I'm sorry I let it get so far apart!
Gar Seberg: Well we both kinda let that happen!
Ellen Seberg: I should of been there when you needed me all these years!
Gar Seberg: You kinda were!
Ellen Seberg: I was?
Gar Seberg: Sure! If you hadn't got lost I'd would of had never had a good reason to get back on those skis again!
Ellen Seberg: How was it?
Gar Seberg: I stood on top of this mountain! Looked down! And I saw myself instead of flying down! I was falling down! Completely out of control! But once I got skiing! It was great! It was really great! I ...
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A few choice moments witnessed
15 December 2003 | by pdthorneSee all my reviews

As you have read Snowbeast is an awful yet endearing "Yeti" film with an all-(ex)star cast. The shockingly familiar "JAWSesque" plotline is quite at home on the slopes of Crested Butte complete with a washed-up Biathlete (that's the ski and shoot type not...you know), a doubting sheriff, a nervous ski-lodge operator, and the usual cadre of hapless and nameless victims... Oh, and a big guy in a fur suit with scary hands to play Bigfoot.

Other reviewers have mentioned the unintentional humor which abounds here. The script was written by Outer Limits' Joseph Stephano with Roger Patterson as consultant. Patterson is eminently qualified as he was responsible for that now famous shaky film of Sasquatch marching through the woods we've all seen too many times. Since Patterson's Bigfoot looks a lot more convincing than the one in Snowbeast he maybe should have been consulting with the make-up department. He seems to know a thing or two about dressing actors up as manbeasts. Stephano is a great TV writer in most cases. He pulled this off in a couple of days I would think.

While some B-movies are for the aficionados only this one is for everybody. Anyone of any age watching this will appreciate it's lack of merit and it's almost purposeful lack of sophistication. It's silly but fun and might make your next trip to a lonely ski slope a little tingly, if you could find a lonely ski slope anywhere in the country. If you want to see what they used to look like check out "Snowbeast."


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