|Bo Svenson--not to be confused with Bo Derek.|
|Yvette Mimieux, who has little to do.|
As if the big celebration and his former flame weren't enough, Tony has to deal with the mutilated corpse of a skier found near the slopes. The scene where he informs his preoccupied grandmother (Sylvia Sidney), who owns the lodge, is a personal favorite:
TONY (referring to the skier's death): "This wasn't an animal...and it wasn't human either."
GRANDMOTHER: "Well, that certainly narrows it down."
|Snowbeast peeking through the gym window.|
Since Snowbeast is a low-budget affair, the monster is only glimpsed in its few appearances--which is a good thing since it's not very impressive-looking. Instead, we get a lot of first-monster camera views, hear growls, and see tracks in the snow.
If the plot of Snowbeast sounds vaguely familiar, it may be because its premise--a monstrous creature attacking a resort during tourist season--was lifted from Jaws (Spielberg's film adaptation was released two years earlier). Sadly, the script was written by Joseph Stefano, who--earlier in his career--wrote the screenplay for Hitchcock's Psycho and twelve episodes of The Outer Limits (including the classic "The Zanti Misfits").
|Clint Walker, who fared better as Cheyenne.|