Directed by Val Guest
In this fantasy-horror starring Peter Cushing (HORROR OF DRACULA, HORROR EXPRESS), British botanist, Dr. Rollason, joins an American expedition to the Himalayans in search of the mythical yeti. The expedition its headed up by Tom Friend, a brash American who wants to capture the yeti for a carnival exhibit - much to the chagrin of the scientifically minded Rollason. Underestimating the perilous nature of their trip, the group soon find themselves in dangerous territory. Will they find the yeti or succumb to the elements? An early production by Hammer Studios, THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN is an atmospheric horror that examines the relationship between man and nature.
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.
Cast: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell
A film that really nails it through atmosphere, for me. The music, visuals, and performances add up to an intense film about the power of nature and man’s simultaneous insignificance and power to destroy. It might not satisfy fans of gore or monsters, but as a well made and tense adventure with an eerie atmosphere, it has a lot to offer still.
Terrific, atmospheric with a great story & script. good performances, Peter Cushing and a well done reveal. more classics please!
Definitely hasn't aged well. Got more horror out of the casting than the Yeti.
Watched this as part of a hammer binge, it’s a good horror for a Sunday afternoon I think