The Snow Creature Reviews
"The whole thing sounds fantastic."-Peter Wells (Leslie Denison)
Could you blast Bigfoot or a Yeti who just wants to get back home to his family?
The Snow Creature borrows story elements from King Kong. A beast is captured, taken to the city, escapes and causes mayhem, blah blah blah, you get the idea. The plot isn't the only thing Wilder decided to recycle. There is a few seconds of footage that is used and reused to the point of becoming a joke. It's a creepy shot of the Yeti appearing out of the darkness. Its features are barely lit and heavily contrasted against the negative space behind him. The shot is then reversed and the Yeti returns into the darkness. Sometimes we'll see this same footage repeated within an interval of just a few seconds. Once or twice would have been fine in separate scenes, but 20+ times is ridiculous. Obviously, this was the scariest image they had to work with and needed to use it to build suspense in key moments. It's either lazy filmmaking or Wilder exceeded his budget and couldn't get the shots needed to complete these scenes.
In all, it was an okay B-movie with one cool but annoyingly repetitive Yeti shot. I only wish I could watch it in a better resolution.