Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Carly Pope, Marc Menard, Adam O'Byrne, Ed Marinaro, Ona Grauer
Director: Paul Ziller
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A college football team must find a way to survive after their plane crashes on a remote mountain during a blizzard. What starts as a battle against the elements becomes a desperate struggle to escape when they discover an... more »
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Dawnmarie L. (Dacaria)
Reviewed on 1/25/2010...
Ironically, this would have been a good film Without the Yeti. Sci-Fi Channel's creature of the week was only on screen a few times. Most of the movie was about the characters surviving in the wilderness, and the psychological ramifications of that, with a sprinkling of the Abominable Snowman thrown in. Most of the plot was easily lifted from the movie "Alive." One thing that bugged me however was the fire scene. How is it that they're rummaging through the wreckage for matches, yet all around them the debris is on fire? Despite this blatant oversight, and the Yeti suddenly leaping wide expanses in a single bound, I enjoyed "Yeti." I particularly found the ending amusing. If you have two hours to kill, it’s worth the viewing.
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So BAD I felt sorry for the actors
- Durrkk | Ohio/PA border USA | 02/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon" was released for the Sci-Fi channel in 2008. It tells the story of a college football team suffering a plane crash in the Himalayas where many die, but this is only the beginning of their problems. The surviving members have no choice but to resort to cannibalism, while the cave lair of the Abominable Snowman is nearby. Horror ensues.
Whoa, this has got to be the worst modern film I've seen. It certainly has some positive aspects -- the mountainous British Columbia locations, the actors, the serious vibe (everyone plays it straight and the melodramatic soundtrack backs 'em up), heck, even the Yeti costume isn't all that bad when not overexposed -- but other than these factors this film is truly godawful, so gloriously BAD you have to see it to believe it, so BAD I literally felt sorry for the actors who, again, were all giving it their best shot of seriousness.
Is it so bad it's funny? YES! I was laughing my butt off through every supposedly horrifying, dramatic and horrible-cgi scene (take note -- the CGI work is some of the worst I've ever seen). So, the film's definitely worthwhile as a so-bad-it's-funny piece. This is the only reason I can think anyone would actually be willing to buy it on dvd.
Keep in mind that I'm a very generous reviewer and have the ability to look beyond production deficiencies and glean any goodness from the heart of a film. Take for instance 2005's "Sasquatch Hunters" which, like "Yeti," is a made-for-tv grade-B Bigfoot flick. That movie is worthwhile for this type of film as detailed in my long review. The same can be said for "Abominable" and "Sasquatch Mountain" (the latter being the best of the batch).
Not so with "Yeti." This is a modern-day "Plan 9 from Outer Space." Don't trust any of the supposed 5/5 Star reviews; they're being sarcastic.
You have been warned."
So bad it's not even good bad. It's past good and back to b
Bobandy | Sunnyvale Trailer Park | 06/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love LOVE bad Bigfoot movies. Even the really bad ones like "Sasquatch" are at least a fun way to kill some time while you drink enough of your favorite distillate to get happy. But this movie is on a whole different level. A low level. A really really low level. One that isn't fun.
For starters, the scene portrayed on the cover isn't even remotely related to anything in the movie. The Yeti is played by a guy in a horrible white suit that looks like the fx team had about $4.50 and 20 minutes of time to pull together. It's about 5'6", but claimed to be over 9 feet tall?! In other scenes, it looks like the fx crew ripped off scenes from a bad video game. The cgi most closely resembles a really rough rough cut of a proposed Donkey Kong/Resident Evil crossover. I was too stunned to laugh or cry.
The actors are equally bad. Supposed to be a football team from "State College", these small, whiny losers look like they're more at home at that place where only D-movie actor-wannabes hang out. Thankfully, I have no idea where that place is. It's not even fun trying to figure out who dies next. I kept hoping they'd all die at once and that the cgi Yet-zombie thing would dance around for the remainder of the movie like the Ogga-Chakka baby. No dice.
Do yourself a favor and spend your money on something less painful like letting that bratty kid down the block smack you in the kneecap with a sledge hammer for a half hour or so. You'll thank me in the end."
Football In The Himalayas, Or, The Yeti Is Out Of Bounds
Robert I. Hedges | 04/09/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Yeti" (also known as "Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon") is a horrible but hilarious Sasquatch flick from The Sci-Fi channel with every stereotype and cliche in the book, plus a few new ones. The film features terrible CGI, a ludicrous script, and horrid acting for starters. In a nutshell, a college football team (and assorted random females) from "State College" are flying from the US to Japan when they crash in Nepal and are chased by a Yeti. Therein my first problem is revealed: what airline goes from the continental United States to Japan via Nepal? Just a tad out of the way, you say? Well, that is probably the most believable element of the film.
While over the Himalayas, the plane (the filmmakers can't decide if it's a 737, 747, or business jet, but I won't nitpick) encounters a storm and crashes. Suffice it to say that the CGI 747, storm, and plane crash are unbelievably unrealistic for a film made in 2008. Even worse, the whiny cast is so annoying that you may, like me, be hoping the Himalayan Yetis defeat The State College Grizzlies in the Bigfoot Bowl. Not only can't the cast act, but they really don't have much to work with: the script is the only thing worse than the CGI.
After the crash, the cast looks around for food in everyone's backpacks and pockets, but it never even dawns on them to look in the galley before the cannibalism subplot emerges. (A football team stuck in the mountains resorting to cannibalism? Now there's an original idea....) After the coach says something motivating to the handsome quarterback and promptly dies, the cast turns on each other despite the obvious menace that keeps raiding the camp for bodies. The Yeti is very angry, and not only runs, but hops and jumps (you have to see this CGI to believe it) in a menacing way, all the while looking like a cross between Chewbacca with mange, the Cowardly Lion with head lice, and Robert Z'Dar after being in an autoclave. (These filmmakers only wish they had someone of Z'Dar's talent.)
The cast goes hunting for rabbit with a piece of luggage and a stick, but it's the pretty girl who saves the day and brings home the hasenpfeffer in another wholly credible scene. While the main cast is dabbling in cannibalism and honing their survival skills, there are two parallel plots about a brave second-string player in search of the plane's radio who evades the lightning-fast Yeti for five days with two broken legs (!), and a couple of people from the Yeti patrol (or some such nonsense) who are hiking across the mountains to rescue the crash survivors. Their hike through the Himalayas looks more like an outing at Park City, Utah with glorious sunshine and a shallow base of powdery snow. The three disparate elements finally unify, although in the process they validate the old Himalayan adage "Never let the blowhard jock have the flare gun."
As the cast converges, they are presented with a quandary: the Yeti has kidnapped the quarterback's girlfriend. Should they look for her or not? Of course they do, and they find her in a cave asleep and spooning with the Yeti. Their plan to rescue her defies belief, and involves digging a deep trench outside the cave in sheer rock, in absolute silence, placing spears in the bottom for the Yeti to fall on, subsequently causing an avalanche to bury the Yeti, but not them. Stunningly, this seems to work, although be prepared for multiple tedious false endings. In the end the football star uses his gridiron skills and tackles the Yeti into submission, taking him out of bounds and off a cliff with an assist from the rabbit slayer. Oh, and the two principals fall in love. Obviously.
This movie is one of the most predictable of all films, and would have been an excellent episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." It does have good camp value, and is well worth laughing at if you can endure the annoying cast. It has zero value as a "serious" monster movie. It is unscary and ridiculous at every turn. The DVD has a trailer, but no other extras, but it is extremely annoying in that it features a long set of previews that you cannot skip at the beginning of the film. As real entertainment this film scores nil, as a film to mock it is off the chart, so I was tempted to average it out and give it three stars, but the previews and irritating cast took it down to two.