Review done by:  Fatally Yours
Starring: Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Tiffany Shepis, Jeffrey Combs, Lance

Directed by: Ryan Schifrin

Story: Something BIG is stalking and killing a group of girls who have
rented a cabin in the middle of the woods for the weekend.  It is up to their
wheelchair-bound neighbor to find a way to stop the
Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch creature, before he ends up dead too.  


With all the great reviews this flick has been getting, I had to check it out
for myself. For an independent creature feature, Abominable succeeds in
telling a suspenseful Bigfoot story with enough humor, gore and T & A to
keep most horror fans happy. After a tragic climbing accident that killed his
wife and left him in a wheelchair, Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) returns to
his isolated cabin retreat with his physical therapist, Otis (Christien Tinsley),
a real asshole, to hopefully help heal his emotional wounds. As soon as
they are barely settled in, Otis runs back into town to fetch Preston his soy
milk. While he is gone, Preston is trapped inside the house, only able to
gaze out the windows. Soon, a group of giggly girls shows up for a fun
weekend in the adjacent cabin. While Preston is looking outside through a
window, he spies a downed phone line.

He grabs his binoculars to get a closer look and sees two evil red eyes in
the forest that appear to be staring into the girls’ cabin! He tries to get the
attention of the girls, but only succeeds in getting called a pervert. When
one of the girls ventures out of the cabin to try and get better cell
reception, he sees his chance…but not before something abducts the girl
into the woods. When Otis finally returns, he doesn’t believe Preston’s
story. Stuck in his wheelchair, Preston can only watch in horror as one by
one each of the girls is attacked by what appears to be Bigfoot! Can he get
help before it is too late or will he be the creature’s next meal? Abominable
is a fun ride and horror fans will love seeing such genre greats as Jeffrey
Combs, Lance Henriksen, Rex Linn, Dee Wallace-Stone and Tiffany Shepis.
Though their screen time is short, Combs and Henriksen’s characters are
hilarious and easily steal the show. Matt McCoy’s performance as Preston is
equally strong but played with more of a straight face.

My only complaint is the lack of character development with the girls. Sure,
most of them die quickly, but a little character development would have
made me care a whole lot more about their wicked demises. This movie has
a very cool Rear Window feel to it which adds to the feelings of
helplessness and isolation already created by the middle-of-nowhere forest
setting. You sure as heck won’t find me in the middle of a forest anytime
soon! There are also clever nods to other creature movies tucked away in
the movie which will delight horror fans. As for the creature, it is nice to see
something that hasn’t been CGI’ed to death. No, this creature is an actual
man in a monster suit like the good ol’ days. Sure, Bigfoot’s eyes looked a
little cross-eyed at times, but I’ll take a man in a flawed monster suit over
crappy CGI any day.

Bigfoot’s glowing red eyes are also very creepy, especially when Preston
first spies him hiding in the forest. That scene definitely gave me a little
pleasant shock. I also enjoyed how we were only given small glimpses of
Bigfoot at the beginning of the film, but toward the end we got complete
full frontal of the beast! The gore is decent, if a little fake looking, but who
cares when the front of a guy’s face gets bitten clean off?! It’s definitely
Bigfoot gone wild in this flick, as he stomps, crushes, bends and rips open
enough people to satisfy you goremongers out there. Also, for all of those
who care about T & A, you get a shower scene that showcases Tiffany
Shepis, in case you haven’t seen enough of her. All in all, a fun, B-movie
romp through the creature films of yesterday, though with a bit more gore
and nudity. You can do a lot worse than this movie, and if you want to
satisfy your Bigfoot cravings, this is probably one of the best flicks to do it.

Overall: 8/10
Genres: Horror

Rated: R

Country: USA

Year: 2006

Runtime: 94 minutes



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