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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/35.JPG]]A 1957 Film/HammerHorror film, released in the U.S. as ''The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.'' It was directed by Val Guest and written by Creator/NigelKneale, adapting Kneale's BBC drama ''The Creature'' that had aired two years earlier. The film is something of a hidden classic among the Hammer canon, as it is less lurid and more cerebral than the films for which the studio is usually remembered, but a remake was announced in 2013.

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1957 Film/HammerHorror film, released in the U.S. as ''The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.'' It was directed by Val Guest Creator/ValGuest and written by Creator/NigelKneale, adapting Kneale's BBC drama ''The Creature'' that had aired two years earlier. The film is something of a hidden classic among the Hammer canon, as it is less lurid and more cerebral than the films for which the studio is usually remembered, but a remake was announced in 2013.


* {{Yellowface}}: Averted, somewhat oddly given that the lama is played by a German actor. They don't do anything to try to make him look Asian, perhaps figuring that when people get sufficiently old and wrinkled they look alike.

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* {{Yellowface}}: Averted, somewhat oddly given that the lama is played by a German actor. They don't do anything to try to make him look Asian, perhaps figuring that when people get sufficiently old and wrinkled they look alike.alike.
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* NativeGuide: Kusang the guide leads the team up the mountain and confirms that the animal they capture is a yeti. [[spoiler: He's lying -- he's actually terrified of the real yeti.]]

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* NativeGuide: Kusang the Sherpa guide leads the team up the mountain and confirms that the animal they capture is a yeti. [[spoiler: He's lying -- he's actually terrified of the real yeti.]]

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*TheShangriLa: The Himalayan setting is one of scenic mountain peaks, Buddhist monks with PsychicPowers and, of course, yeti. This is one of the more realistic versions of the trope, however: in the early scenes, most of the westerners talk about how eager they are to go home after months of enduring the cold, thin air and primitive living conditions.


* CloudCuckoolander: [=McNee=]'s previous sighting of a yeti was an almost mystical experience, and ever since then he's been on a quest to find another one. When the yeti first appears in the film, as a hand reaching under the edge of the tent, [=McNee=] just gazes at it with a dreamy little smile. [[spoiler: Basically, TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight.]]

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* CloudCuckoolander: [=McNee=]'s previous sighting of a yeti was an almost mystical experience, and ever since then he's been on a quest he seems to find another one.have a permanent spaced-out expression. When the yeti first appears in the film, as a hand reaching under the edge of the tent, [=McNee=] just gazes at it with a dreamy little smile. [[spoiler: Basically, TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight.]]

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*CloudCuckoolander: [=McNee=]'s previous sighting of a yeti was an almost mystical experience, and ever since then he's been on a quest to find another one. When the yeti first appears in the film, as a hand reaching under the edge of the tent, [=McNee=] just gazes at it with a dreamy little smile. [[spoiler: Basically, TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight.]]

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*NativeGuide: Kusang the guide leads the team up the mountain and confirms that the animal they capture is a yeti. [[spoiler: He's lying -- he's actually terrified of the real yeti.]]

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*DueToTheDead: As characters die, the survivors create makeshift graves using the deceased's climbing axes as grave markers. [[spoiler: The yeti also appear to have death rites, as they come to retrieve their friend's corpse.]]


*BatDeduction: Rollason does a fair amount of this when coming to his conclusions about the yeti, especially that they're [[spoiler: a SuperiorSpecies awaiting humanity's extinction so they can inherit the earth]]. However, this may be justified by the influence of the yeti's PsychicLink.



*HearingVoices: [=McNee=] seems to be hearing something after the first yeti appears but the audience doesn't. Later both Rollason and Friend start to hear voices the others can't, and eventually [[spoiler: Helen hears something that leads her to where Rollason is stranded]].



* TerribleTicking: Everybody starts hearing things that the others can't, leading to SanitySlippage.


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/35.JPG]]A 1957 Film/HammerHorror film, released in the U.S. as ''The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.'' It was directed by Val Guest based on a BBC drama called ''The Creature'' that had aired two years earlier. The film is something of a hidden classic among the Hammer canon, as it is less lurid and more cerebral than the films for which the studio is usually remembered, but a remake was announced in 2013.

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/35.JPG]]A 1957 Film/HammerHorror film, released in the U.S. as ''The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.'' It was directed by Val Guest based on a and written by Creator/NigelKneale, adapting Kneale's BBC drama called ''The Creature'' that had aired two years earlier. The film is something of a hidden classic among the Hammer canon, as it is less lurid and more cerebral than the films for which the studio is usually remembered, but a remake was announced in 2013.

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*WhamShot: Near the end, Rollason stumbles back to the ice cave and collapses in exhaustion, [[spoiler: only to look up and see two yeti standing there.]]


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Rollason keeps pointing out that a lot of the team's problems are caused by Friend's greed and recklessness, and the yeti have good reason not to lie them. This is reinforced when [[spoiler: he realizes the yeti are intelligent and non-aggressive, possibly even a SuperiorSpecies.]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Rollason keeps pointing out that a lot of the team's problems are caused by Friend's greed and recklessness, and the yeti have good reason not to lie like them. This is reinforced when [[spoiler: he realizes the yeti are intelligent and non-aggressive, possibly even a SuperiorSpecies.]]


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Rollason begins to suspect this when [[spoiler: he realizes the yeti are intelligent and non-aggressive, possibly even a SuperiorSpecies.]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Rollason begins keeps pointing out that a lot of the team's problems are caused by Friend's greed and recklessness, and the yeti have good reason not to suspect this lie them. This is reinforced when [[spoiler: he realizes the yeti are intelligent and non-aggressive, possibly even a SuperiorSpecies.]]

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*HiddenElfVillage: [[spoiler: Rollason intuits that the yeti community is actually this: a SuperiorSpecies camped out in the Himalayas waiting for humanity to destroy itself.]]


* DwindlingParty: You know that our climbing party is going to be this as soon as they set out.

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* DoomedExpedition / DwindlingParty: You know that our climbing party is going to be this as soon as they set out.

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