Worth a peep, but know what you're getting yourself into.
SNOWBEAST (TV MOVIE) : A made for US T.V movie that was made to cash in upon with America's renewed obsession with the legend of Bigfoot in the 1970's. SNOWBEAST is a run of the mill Yeti/Abominable Snowman/ Bigfoot film of the 1970's that is not accidently influenced by Steven Spielberg's JAWS . Due to its Made- For-TV realise all the kills that take place are done by the screen turning red (which made it easy to slip in advertisements for the Broadcasters).
Plot: Sees a small Colorado Town during its winter festival being terrorised by an unknown killer. The culprit turns out to be Bigfoot, a not so happy mythical ape creature. So it's up to a small band of people to go out and to kill it.
Thoughts: With a narrative & POV shots that are a direct rip-off form JAWS it's lucky that the subject material was about Bigfoot, one might mistake the film for not having a great white shark. Now how could I not like this tacky TV movie? My rating for SNOWBEAST is a solid 50%.
it's just a good old fashioned, piece of junk horror flick that i find fun to watch.
Starring: Robert Logan, Syliva Sidney, Bo Svenson,and Yvette Mimieux
Director: Herb Wallenford
As a small ski resort prepares to celebrate its 50th winter carnival, a violent Sasquatch-like creature descends from the mountain top to snack on the skiers.
"Snowbeast" is a perfectly average monster movie--with a vibe that's a cross between "Jaws" and a disaster movie--that suffers from an excess of padding (there are waaaay too many montage shots of characters zooming downhill on skis or trudging through the frozen winter forest in search of Big Foot tracks. The acting and camera work is okay, but much of the dialogue leaves alot to be desired.
This is another of those flicks that you'll find in countless different DVD multi-packs, and it might be worth getting if it's balanced out with something else, but "Snowbeast" is just a slightly below-average 1970s TV chiller that isn't worth getting by itself.