Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas Reviews
Like Cushing, Arnold Marlé and Wolfe Morris reprised their roles from The Creature as the Lama and Kusang, respectively.
its got such a great cast throughout this movie......
In November 2013 a remake of the film was announced, with President of Hammer Films Simon Oakes saying of the project "The success of Let Me In and The Woman in Black has shown that there is an appetite for quality horror films so it is exciting to draw on Hammer's unparalleled source material in this genre which can be reimagined and updated for a new audience." The film will be written by Matthew Read and Jon Croker.
man this is such a gripping movie 2 watch, its got such a great cast throughout this movie......
The Abominable Snowman (US title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) is a 1957 British horror film directed by Val Guest. Made by Hammer Film Productions, it is based on a 1955 BBC television play, The Creature, written by Nigel Kneale, who also wrote the screenplay adaptation for the film. The plot follows the exploits of a British scientist, John Rollason (played by Peter Cushing), who joins an American expedition led by glory-seeker Tom Friend (played by Forrest Tucker) to search the Himalayas for the legendary Yeti. Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis and Robert Brown appear in supporting roles.
man this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, it such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.......man this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, with a great cast throughout this movie......
Much like a certain amount of these early Hammer flicks this has more up its sleeve than what you might at first think. Without wanting to ruin the plot at all I will only say that it's not simply about a man in a big hairy suit chasing Himalayan explorers around a wobbly set filled with fake plastic snow. Actually some of the location work is very good, certainly better than even most modern movies set in extreme conditions. This honestly is not recommended for everyone, as it is showing its age in places, but Hammer fans should certainly give it a look as it is quite well made, and better than most B-movies from this period.
An American and a man from Britain lead an expedition into the Himalayans in hopes of discovering the infamous yeti. The two men have very different motives for why they want to find the yeti. As they get closer and closer to accomplishing their goal, men start disappearing. Are the yetis taking them, or is there another reason why they are dying?
"I am certain I heard something."
"Listen...a sort of cry..."
Val Guest, director of Casino Royale (1967), The Day the Earth Caught Fire, The Quatermass Xperiment I & II, The Boys in Blue, and The Diamond Mercenaries, delivers The Abominable Snowman. The storyline for this picture is just okay and a bit slower than I hoped for. The action scenes are far and few between and this movie is more about isolation than the monsters. The cast delivers above average performances and includes Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, Maureen Connell, and Robert Brown.
"What's at the end of the line, a circus or a zoo?"
I DVR'd this picture this holiday season because it starred the great Peter Cushing and I always DVR every Vincent Price and Peter Cushing picture I have not seen...and this movie fell on that list. This was an above average horror movie with a great ending. I would have liked to see some more action and some more of the yetis; but overall, I'd recommend seeing this once.
The Yeti is very different looking than the Bigfoot or Abominable Snowman we've become used to seeing in recent years. Overall, this movie can be an exercise in patience at times but there is enough conflict and a strong enough ending to make it worth paying attention to.