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.
Excels in spite of the major plot holes, mainly because it has such an entertaining attitude about itself...
| Original Score: 3/4
Thoroughly uneven yet undeniably entertaining...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Abominable is a rip-roaring monster movie, and it doesn't try to be anything else.
An entirely familiar yet slyly entertaining little throwback to the days of Grizzly, Pumpkinhead, and Prophecy -- with a big dose of Rear Window tossed in, just to amp the tension up a little.
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.
Schifrin's modest thriller delivers some gross-out gore in the last third, but spends most of its running time building up a tidy atmosphere of mounting dread.
There's no salvaging this.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Not quite aptly titled, but close.
It has the requisite number of scary moments, but, as is often the case, keeps the jeopardy up by having people behave inexplicably stupidly.
One of those fright fests that isn't so much frightening as it is funny... and not in a good way.
| Original Score: D