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The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)

The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)





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Based on a story by Quatermass creator Nigel Kneal, The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas stars Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing. Tucker plays an American adventurer, who teams with British scientist Cushing to embark upon a search for the title character. Warned that anyone who seeks out the "Yeti" is doomed to die, Tucker and Cushing trudge on regardless. One by one, the members of the expedition are killed; is the murderer human, or......?????? Partially filmed on location in the Pyrenees, Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas was produced by Britain's Hammer Films, and released in the US by 20th Century-Fox.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Forrest Tucker
as 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 Chinn
as Major Domo
Wolfe Morris
as Kusang
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Critic Reviews for The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

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

Full Review… | January 5, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

A classic and amazing early Hammer horror that is imaginative, suspenseful, and with a great monster. This is Hammer horror at its very best.

Hayden Larsen
Hayden Larsen

I'm back there as bait? 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." "What, outside?" "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. Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

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
Aj V

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