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August 17, 2014
An abominable snowman is pissed so many skiers are on his mountain. A popular ski resort is hosing a series of games, so the yeti decides to eat some of the participants. While some warn of a killer sasquatch, the owner of the resort and Sheriff are reluctant to make everyone leave. Once it becomes apparent the bigfoot isnt going anywhere, some skiers band together to kill themselves a wild beast. A made-for-TV film obviously made as art of the "killer animals" craze of the llate 1970s spawned by Jaws.
366weirdmovies
Super Reviewer
½ June 25, 2014
A bigfoot-like creature lightly terrorizes the ski slopes in this non-thriller originally made for TV. If you like watching people ski around looking for a monster that almost never appears, this is a great movie!
March 2, 2013
Snowbeast is a good movie. The actors great.
November 12, 2012
It took the seasons going by for me to realize that this is simply Jaws in Bigfoot form. People often complained that the shark looked fake, well at least they actually showed the monster!
October 27, 2012
A Yeti in the woods threatens a ski town's winter carnival. Town officials express concern that it could hurt tourism but the winter carnival continues despite four deaths at the hands of the Yeti. Features great Yeti sound effects.
½ October 3, 2012
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SNOWBEAST (TV MOVIE) [1977]: 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 [1975]. 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%.
July 16, 2012
Another in a long line of Jaws echoes, this is probably more apparent in its borrowing than the others. Snowbeast is a made for TV movie about a ski lodge whose guests are under attack by a killer Yeti (or Bigfoot as they call it). Like the American International pictures like it, it isn't very good. However, there are a couple of positives to it. It's filmed very well with lots of very beautiful environment shots and the cast is pretty good. Other than that, it's just your standard 70's cornball killer animal fest with questionable plot motivations and nothing all that much fun to it. Worth a watch I guess but probably not repeats.
½ March 24, 2012
saw this when I was a kid and unfortunately could only see the American version now and there real scary scenes were chopped! Long live Bo Svenson!
March 14, 2012
Believe it or not this is a very scary movie. One of the best Bigfoot movies of all time.
FilmFanatik
Super Reviewer
November 11, 2011
Another in a long line of Jaws echoes, this is probably more apparent in its borrowing than the others. Snowbeast is a made for TV movie about a ski lodge who's guests are under attack by a killer Yeti, or Bigfoot as they call it. Like the American International pictures like it, it isn't very good. However, there are a couple of positives to it. It's filmed very well with lots of very beautiful environment shots and the cast is pretty good. Other than that, it's just your standard 70's cornball fest with lots of bad action, questionable plot and nothing much fun to it. Worth a watch but not a repeat.
November 9, 2011
Skiing. Yetis.Obviously this is a video game movie of SkiFree. And like most video game movies, it sucks. I also got this in a Mill Creek pack, but mine was the "Chiller" pack. Whoever said "Jaws with snow" is close. First person Yeti-cam, main character wants to close down the park after a gruesome death. Higher authority says no in the name of profit, and wont cave after more deaths until they see it first hand. i can see the resemblance. Just replace "it wasn't a shark, it was a boat rudder" with "it wasn't a yeti, it was an avalanche."
½ August 29, 2011
Corny '70s fun with a Yeti/Bigfoot/what have you menacing skiers and vacationers in a resort. Bo Svenson is on hand to be I his typical bad ass self and the Yeti lurks more than it does anything else, but what can you really expect from a made for TV movie form this era?

Worth a peep, but know what you're getting yourself into.
½ August 8, 2011
Yeesh! This is Jaws in the snow. But bad. All the old 70s horror pacing is in full play.
June 12, 2011
Too boring to be funny in that bad sort of way.
½ March 8, 2011
Yeti or no yeti ... this is a pretty dull movie.
½ February 27, 2011
Bad. Bad bad bad. "Jaws" with snow. Half of the film is footage of people skiing, making it more of an advertisement for Crested Butte interspersed with scenes of bland animal attacks. The love triangle of the gold medalist skier, his wife, and the lodge owner is about as interesting as a storyline in a porno.
January 21, 2011
Too much 'snow' and not enough 'beast' (but just the right amount of Bo Svenson).
½ December 20, 2010
genius, like Jaws but a Yeti
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