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Abominable (2006)




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With 42,000 sightings in 68 countries, the elusive woodland creature known as Sasquatch, Yeti, and Bigfoot is one of the most enduring natural mysteries ever known to man. Hunted by humans for hundreds of years, the formerly reclusive man-like beast strikes out against his would-be captors in a mountain-based tale of survival and horror starring Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, and Dee Wallace-Stone. Years ago, mountain climber Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) suffered a terrible injury that left him wheelchair-bound in his remote cabin. Something strange is happening in the woods these days, though, and if Rogers holds out any hope of saving the lives of either his neighbors or the young college girls on a weekend retreat to the California mountains, he's going to have to convince the skeptical Sheriff Halderman (Paul Gleason) that something sinister is happening amidst the thick foliage of the forest and that numerous lives will be lost if they don't act fast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for monster violence and gore, language and some nudity.)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan Schifrin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2006
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Matt McCoy
as Preston Rogers
Haley Joel
as Amanda
George Andrews
as Paramedic No. 2
Michael Deak
as Monster
Paul Gleason
as Sheriff Halderman
Ashley Hartman
as Karen Hurdberger
Lance Henriksen
as Ziegler Dane
Steve Joyner
as Paramedic No. 1
Rex Linn
as Billy Hoss
Phil Morris
as Deputy McBride
Chad Smith
as Deputy Parker
Christien Tinsley
as Otis Wilhelm
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Critic Reviews for Abominable

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

There's no salvaging this.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

You keep looking for a sign that its young writer-director, Ryan Schifrin, is going for a tongue-in-cheek romp. But no, he seems to be deadly earnest.

April 20, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Not quite aptly titled, but close.

Full Review… | April 20, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Not only are slasher/horror/splatter films enjoying a sharp spike in popularity, right now they're also where one can find the best comedy.

Full Review… | April 12, 2006
Top Critic

To say that "Abominable" is the best movie ever to premiere on a basic cable channel is degrading both to the movie and to Bigfoot.

Full Review… | April 19, 2008
Beyond Hollywood

Excels in spite of the major plot holes, mainly because it has such an entertaining attitude about itself...

Full Review… | October 28, 2007
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Abominable

Well despite a few decent actors involved ( Gleason, Henriksen, McCoy) this is total B-movie schlock as if you didn't realise already. It takes AGES to actually get to the point of the film which is simply a Bigfoot type creature running around in the woods killing some sexy girls and a few other guys in some remote cabins. Its OK I suppose...in places, but really terrible once the creatures face is shown, laughably so.

A few nice moments here and there with the creature but most of this is painfully bad. Visually the story almost plays out like the original 'King Kong' with dumb screaming girls being grabbed by big hairy hands whilst the annoying McCoy just sits in his wheelchair (yes you read correctly) and watches shouting out the occasional 'hey watch out!'.

Gotta love the ending though, almost like a 'Scooby Doo' moment.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Any one else think the monster in this looks like Stacey Keach?

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Bloody atrocious remake of Rear Window with a Sasquatch thrown in. Yep that's right. I suppose it's quite entertaining to see a cheap horror film try something new but by mixing it up with one of the masters of suspense you just have to laugh at the absurdity. McCoy is far too serious in the central role and the Sasquatch is simply dis horrific, and not like it should be. It looks fake, it moves fake. They should have just got the annoying, hairy ginger bloke to be the monster, now that WAS scary. So bad that some of the moments are enjoyable and there are also some genuinely jumpy moments, had we not be shown the monster it may have even been slightly scary.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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