Gettin’ Down With the Yeti!

The Yeti is big...

The Yeti is big…

Hey ghouls, remember back in ol’ 76 when the world was ensured that Delaurentis’ version of King Kong was going to win roughly 9,862 Academy Awards? Of course that never happened because the film was a load of crap that equaled the size of Kong himself, but it didn’t stop folks from trying to cash in on the non-craze, including a little gem from Italy that became a much loved cinematic experience to the ol’ Ouija Board Kid (who was an actual kid at the time). I speak of none other than that 1977 Italian monsterpiece Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century, a staple of WWOR TV in the early 80’s. And what better way to celebrate this epic of super-sized cryptozoology then with the fiendishly funky strains of The Yetians’ theme song to the film (which both promises and delivers funky disco sound). As for what our hairy buddy is doing on the cover to this thing, well let’s just say the investigation is still ongoing, but if he ever asks you to “Do the Yeti” while this song plays, he isn’t talking about dancing.

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard! Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula, ol' XIII is a screenwriter, actor, and reviewer of fright flicks! What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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6 thoughts on “Gettin’ Down With the Yeti!

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Holy hairballs, Daniel!
    I want to see this movie so bad now!
    (the words in this last sentence might have to be re-arranged)

    Had a yen for all things Bigfoot ever since he jumped in front of Steve Austin and casually strolled in a fur coat in the seminal Reality TV video spotting from the 70s.

    Yeah, yeah, Yeti and Bigfoot might be more related than the same species, but I gotta believe that family reunions bring them together from across continents and they recall their lives of mythmaking cameos, share woodland recipes and tales of epic snowball fights.

    But I wonder if they meet up in the Alps or in the Oregon woods?

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Thanks Daniel!
    These oddities from the wild, wild celluloid past carry more reward value than most anything today.
    Lots more therapy, too.

    But that’s another subject.

    Let’s crack open those woods.

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