Man Beast (1955)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Another cheap horror hodgepodge from the redoubtable Jerry Warren, Man Beast consists largely of footage from a forgotten Mexican production. The patchwork plot concerns a Himalayan expedition conducted by Trevor Hudson (Lloyd Nelson) and Connie Haward (Virigina Maynor). While searching for Connie's lost brother, the explorers make contact with Dr. Erickson (George Wells Lewis), an expert on the "Yeti", or Abominable Snowman. It is Erickson's contention that the Yeti are actually primitive human beings, a theory that is borne out when mountain guide Varga (George Skaff), himself a descendant of the Yeti, kidnaps Connie for breeding purposes. None of the newly shot scenes properly match the stock footage from earlier sources, but this is the least of the film's problems. Man Beast is the sort of bottom-barrel horror fare that seemed destined from the start to be the object of derision on TV's Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

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Abominable Snowman, brother, expedition, missing-person, monster, search