Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the Godzilla tree is so delightful...
The incredible Godzilla tree stands 34" tall, and includes special guests King Kong and Bigfoot.
|The awesomely beautiful San Francisco Peaks|
in Northern Arizona
|The Snowbeast is about to lend ski resort employee |
Buster (Thomas Babson) a big, furry hand.
|Ellen (Yvette Mimieux) hears the call of|
the wild Snowbeast.
1st deputy: What a mess!While Snowbeast is not a mess per se, there's nothing particularly special about it, and it comes off rather flat. More than a couple of reviewers have noted the thematic similarity with Jaws, which came out just a couple of years earlier-- unsuspecting tourists start falling prey to an unseen creature, and the local businesspeople try to pretend that nothing's happening to keep the tourists and their money coming. (Even the snowbeast's low, menacing tonal music theme as he sneaks up on the ski tourists is reminiscent of Jaws.) Of course, this TV movie is no Jaws, and I doubt that anyone canceled their ski vacation plans after seeing it (on the other hand, who knows how many folks skipped the beach after seeing Bruce the shark?).
2nd deputy: How are we going to write this up?
1st deputy: I dunno.
|Gar (Bo Svenson) and Tony (Robert Logan) try to convince the|
Sheriff (Clint Walker) that he's got more than just a grumpy
grizzly on his hands.
|An alpine Bigfoot, a transplanted Yeti, or something else?|
You make the call!
|Sigmund Walters (John Carradine) |
practices his mad scientist stare.
|Behold! The Bride of the Gorilla! (Oh wait, that was another B movie...)|
|Eat your heart out Larry Talbot!|
|B movie inventory: Mad scientist? Check. Young woman in distress?|
Check. Gorilla in a cage? Check. Evelyn Ankers? Check.
He had always been kind of a ham. I hadn't known him personally, but I had [known of him] when he used to walk the streets of Hollywood, even in summertime, with a topcoat thrown over his shoulders Barrymore-style and wearing his Barrymore-style hat. He used to go down and try to get the attention of Doug Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin at the Cinegrill, the little downstairs cafe at the Roosevelt Hotel… So I was really afraid of what he would do in Captive Wild Woman, but I had a little talk with him and I think we got a very controlled performance out of him for a mad scientist. [Ibid.]Indeed! Carradine, and to a certain extent Fay Helm, ended up being the main attractions of the film, while poor, mute Acquanetta was effectively pushed aside. Still, Captive Wild Woman is a part of Universal's Silver Age of monsters, and it would be a shame for a true fan not to make her acquaintance.