Shriek of the Mutilated (Killer Yeti Trash Horror Film in 4K)


From the filmmakers behind Snuff and Invasion of the Blood Farmers comes Shriek of the Mutilated. That’s right, this long-dormant creature feature is back to win over an unsuspecting world once again. Perhaps the first and maybe only low-budget monster mash centered around a yeti, this film is in its own haphazard way wildly experimental and a whole lot of fun regardless. Professor Karl Prell and four of his young charges head out on a field trip to the mysterious Boot Island. The kids remain unperturbed by the ramblings of Spencer the groundskeeper, who issues a fire warning along with a harrowing tale of the last expedition, of which he and Prell were the only survivors left. Needless to say, the hapless explorers are not alone. Their silent accompaniment is large, hairy, and thirsty for blood. Let the fun begin.


Sorry for being so vague, but Shriek of the Mutilated works best as a movie-watching experience that one is completely blindsided by. Shit happens with absolutely no rhyme or reason and in the case of this particular film, that’s a good thing. There’s no attempt at deeper meaning or metaphor or even a coherent story or characters you can care about; all this boils down to is a huge yeti and its victims. Sometimes, that’s really all you need. The impeccable Vinegar Syndrome are putting out a new restored set of this classick complete with an audio commentary by the elusive Roberta Findlay (moderated by my old friend Casey Scott – hi, Casey!) and the long-thought-lost uncensored version, among other details. However, Retromedia’s DVD presents Shriek of the Mutilated in one of the most ideal ways possible. Yes, the A/V slightly resembles a 2 AM television broadcast on a UHF station. That’s alright as this archaic mode of communication just adds to the ambience to this flick. No matter how you see it, just see it. Dumb as a bag of hammers and more fun than an open casket funeral, Shriek of the Mutilated will charm the shit out of you and bring out your inner child…to be ripped in half.


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Written by David, Comptroller of Your Last Scrap of Existence

Shriek of the Mutilated (2022, Blu-ray)
Michael Findlay
4.1 / 5