The Abominable Snowman (1957)

The Horror Hothouse

As a child I remember being allowed to stay up late one Saturday evening way back in the 1960s, when BBC2 had a regular slot for the Midnight Movie, to catch Hammer’s take on the legendary yeti of Tibet.  I think it must have been one of my first encounters with Horror or Sci-fi outside of Dr Who’s Saturday teatime adventures. Of course, Dr Who had already introduced us to the Yeti in 1967’s The Abominable Snowmen and 1968’s The Web of Fear, but you know how it is, you just can’t get enough of a good cryptid when you are a kid (or a 55-year-old writer come to that).

Well, a lot of gore has flowed under the bridge since then, but when I discovered that those nice people at the revitalised Hammer films are about to remake their 1957 classic, I decided to retrieve my DVD…

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