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Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)

Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)

Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas





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This is a so-so early Hammer horror film from Nigel Kneale, who also wrote The Quatermass Experiment. Forrest Tucker and botanist Peter Cushing lead an expedition to the Himalayan Mountains (actually the Pyrenees, but who's complaining?) in search of the legendary Yeti. Several mysterious locals tell them to stay away with the sort of cryptic warnings found only in horror movies, but they carry on regardless. As expected, the furry beast is alive and well; meanwhile, members of the expedition begin to die from a series of accidents. The monster isn't shown very often and looks silly when it finally shows up, but there is a fair amount of atmosphere, and the stars are always fun to watch. Director Val Guest's career continued to slide from its 1940's highs until, by the '70s, he was making leering nonsense like The Au Pair Girls. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Nigel Kneale
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2000
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Forrest Tucker
as Dr. Tom Friend
Peter Cushing
as Dr. John Rollason
Maureen Connell
as Helen Rollason
Richard Wattis
as Peter Fox
Robert Brown
as Ed Shelley
Michael Brill
as Andrew McNee
Anthony Chin
as Major Domo
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Critic Reviews for Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I thought the adventure film was only passable when it should have been more exciting.

Full Review… | January 5, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

November 4, 2004

Full Review… | December 9, 2003
Apollo Guide

January 1, 2001
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas


This movie is silly and predictable. An explorer goes up into some mountains somewhere and runs into an abominable snowman. It goes downhill from there, but there are a couple of exciting scenes, though.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

An intelligent film, scripted by Nigel Kneale, which postulates that the abominable snowman is a near relative to homo sapiens, biding it's time until we have destroyed ourselves before taking our place. The genuine mountain footage was shot with stand-ins; the actors never left the studio. For the most part the location and studio footage is well matched. This is a much better film than its reputation suggests.

Stephen M

Super Reviewer


A Hammer-horror about an anthropologist and the rest of his expedition as they search for the Yeti in the Himalayas. Due to a blizzard, they get stuck and end up going crazy and dying through misadventure. Great acting, and the dialog is natural and believable especially during the in-fighting and subsequent madness caused from being snowbound.


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