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1.0 out of 5 stars Moderately Abominable, 11 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Snow Creature [DVD] (DVD)
The Snow Creature is a moderately abominable 50s cheapie from Billy Wilder's estranged brother Billy (really) about the Yeti built around travelogue stock footage that's often spectacularly badly used: in the opening scene alone shots of the New York skyline are described as Los Angeles while the pyramids are used to illustrate Bombay. Things don't get much better when Leslie Denison and his well lubricated doctor Paul Langton set out on their expedition, which doesn't get much further than their tent or the backlot for the first third of the picture. When their native guide's wife is kidnapped by a Yeti - who looks like a tall Yukon trapper in a flap hat and worn fur coat - they naturally threaten to kill the unhappy Sherpa and their bearers if they try to rescue her only to find themselves the captives of the locals who really don't share their botanical zeal when their loved ones lives are at stake. This at least gets them out of their tent, though there's not much in the way of tension or drama even when the westerners get the upper hand, capture a Yeti (everyone conveniently forgetting about finding the kidnapped woman) and take it back to Los Angeles where it promptly escapes while they're arguing with customs and immigration over whether it's a man or an animal (no, seriously). Naturally it goes back to chasing women, which it does from dimly glimpsed shadows to hide its embarrassment at its bad costume, before being tracked down in the ever-popular LA storm drains. All of which is handled in a flat and unatmospheric way with little in the way of thrills or laughs, intentional or otherwise. You can watch it without falling asleep, but if you're in search of cheap thrills or easy laughs there are much better bets out there.

As usual Elstre Hill's UK DVD is of very poor quality. While there seem to be no good transfers of this on the market, you're better off getting this one as part of St Clair Entertainment's NTSC Incredible Monsters collection of public domain horror quickies. The picture quality isn't much better, but it also includes eleven other titles including the rare early Ealing monster movie The Secret of the Loch and more common or garden titles like Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, Attack of the Giant Leeches and Beast from the Haunted Cave.
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Trevor Willsmer
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