Surviving the Yeti
With all the Sasquatchploitation films of the past few years it seems it was only a matter of time before the Abominable Snowman decided he wanted in on the action. American World Pictures will be filing the void with their new film Yeti; a Sci-Fi Channel bound monster mash starring Carly Pope (Dirt, 10.5 Apocalypse), Peter DeLuise (21 Jump Street, Stargate SG-1), Ona Grauer (House of the Dead), and rapidly rising scream queen Crystal Lowe (Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End).
According to American World Pictures website, the plot goes a little something like this:
"After their plane crashes into uncharted territory in the snowy Himalayan Mountains, the surviving members of a college football team led by quarterback Peyton Marino set out to find help in a freezing cold blizzard. As days pass with no rescue in sight, food and morale run low and some of the survivors, including team manager Sarah (Carly Pope) battle their consciences as they make the heartrending decision that in order to survive, they must use the dead bodies of their teammates as a food source. But their biggest danger is lurking nearby; a hungry beast that stalks them with an insatiable bloodlust. The Yeti.
Hot on a distress call, mountain rangers Sheppard (Peter DeLuise) and Fury (Ona Grauer) scale the treacherous mountain side to locate the survivors before they succumb to the elements or become the latest victims of the ancient creature. Arriving at the base camp they find those that remain and learn that Sarah has been taken away by the snow beast.
With only a few hours of daylight left in the day, the group struggle along the rocky cliffs in a desperate search to find Sarah. Coming face to face with the Yeti, they battle it out in hopes of making it to a helicopter rendezvous that will save them from this snowy hell. But with the Yeti fiercely killing them one by one, can they make it to the mountain top in time to escape?"
So it's like Alive, only instead of eating each other something else eats them? I'm sold.
The creative forces behind Yeti - listed on IMDB with the more Sci-Fi Channel colon-friendly title Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon - are no strangers to Sci-Fi Saturday nights; writer Rafael Jordan's Wraiths of Roanoke just premiered on the channel this past weekend and director Paul Ziller has directed several Sci-Fi originals: Snakehead Terror, Swarmed, and Android Apocalypse.
Expect Yeti to bloody the snow on Sci-Fi sometime in '08.
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