"The Yetti exists as surely as you and I," comments a professor at the beginning of this excellent bad movie.
It's yet another excruciatingly wonderful film based on the legend of Bigfoot and produced in the 1970s. The all-time greatest awful Bigfoot movie (which couldn't make this list because it doesn't qualify as a splatter film) is the incredible "Curse of Bigfoot" by James Flocker. Catch that one if you can.
But in case you can't find "Curse," look for this one. "Shriek" boasts a hilarious party scene where '70s groovesters rock out to that classic piece of cheeseball music, "Popcorn." A drunk who had the misfortune of crossing paths with Bigfoot retells the horrible tale of his experience to a group of students at the party. The kids are due to go on yet another doomed field trip to the monster's stomping grounds.
Despite the cool title, the film has precious little blood in it, although the plot thickens slightly when the drunk, former Bigfoot-stalker stabs his wife after she tries to wrench a bottle of vodka from him. While he washes off the blood in the bathtub, she gets her revenge by throwing a toaster into the tub!
When Bigfoot (a.ka.a "the Yetti") finally shows up, it's obviously just a guy in a Shaggy D.A. costume. It all ends with one of the most ludicrous "twist" endings ever captured on film.
Most hilarious is a mute American Native character known called Laughing Crow who looks like he was played by an Italian. Calling this film silly is obviously an understatement, but if you're into bad movies, it's worth catching.