Tag Archives: monster movies

Snowbeast



snowbeastposterFor some, the phrase “made-for-TV movie” is synonymous with crap. Those people are what we might call…”correct.” However, much like a basketball whipped overhand from half-court, there is the occasional one that connects and scores. Snowbeast, is not one of those. Duel is one of those.

However, we are talking Snowbeast, an abominable Yeti creature feature featuring none other than the hulking Bo Svenson (not playing the creature).

This 1977 production has a pretty game cast, but also some really odd romantic sub-plotting that our listeners will definitely get a kick out of.

The plot couldn’t be any more simple: a monster is attacking skiers in a Colorado resort town. And it’s up to the resourceful townsfolk to, uh, cover it up…and then do something about it when it gets to the point where they finally do a cost / benefit analysis and realize dozens of deaths aren’t good for local tourism.

It’s Jaws, on the slopes. Join us!

 

 


Really Awful Movies: Ep 53 – Swamp Thing



Dr Holland became a human plant hybrid in Swamp Thing, a DC Comics Adaptation by Wes Craven, for whom we have some admiration but who hasn’t done much to ingratiate himself to fans with his recent output.

In the Bayou swamps, the good doctor and his sister are doing an experiment trying to create a hybrid character, when it’s interrupted by a paramilitary group who wants to put his research to evil means.

This was post-Last House on the Left and Deadly Blessing and was a bit of a departure for Mr. Craven. It features genre favorites Ray Wise, David Hess, Adrienne Barbeau and Louis Jordan.

There’s also a horribly obvious rubber suit and the guy who played Paulie in Darkman!

Join us as we venture into the Louisiana swamps with Swamp Thing!