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Abominable -- A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he'll not see Bigfoot again.
Abominable -- A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he'll not see Bigfoot again.


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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Matt McCoy ... Preston Rogers

Haley Joel ... Amanda

Christien Tinsley ... Otis Wilhelm

Karin Anna Cheung ... C.J.

Jeffrey Combs ... Clerk
Natalie Compagno ... Michelle

Michael Deak ... Monster (as Mike Deak)
Jim Giggans ... Reporter

Paul Gleason ... Sheriff Halderman
Ashley Hartman ... Karen Herdberger

Lance Henriksen ... Ziegler Dane

Rex Linn ... Farmer Hoss

Phil Morris ... Deputy McBride
James Morrison ... Dr. Seussmeyer

Tiffany Shepis ... Tracy

Chad Smith ... Deputy Parker

Dee Wallace ... Ethel Hoss (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Ruby ... Sparky
Paul Spadone ... Deputy Jackson
Josh Wolfe ... Deputy Conners (as Josh Karch)
Steve Joyner ... Paramedic #1
George Andrews ... Paramedic #2
Dino Rokac ... Paramedic #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ryan Schifrin ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Ryan Schifrin 
Writing credits
Ryan Schifrin (story) and
James Morrison (story)

Ryan Schifrin (written by)

Produced by
Donna Cockrell .... producer
Theresa Eastman Schifrin .... producer (as Theresa Eastman)
Paul Spadone .... producer
Duane Trow .... features producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Neal Fredericks 
Film Editing by
Chris Conlee 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Art Direction by
Donna Cockrell (supervising art director)
Theresa Eastman Schifrin (supervising art director) (as Theresa Eastman)
Set Decoration by
Chanida Trueblood 
Makeup Department
Leah Renee Amaro .... assistant makeup artist/hair (as Leah Amaro)
Jennifer Greenberg .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Eva Lohse .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Kelley Mitchell .... key hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Brewster .... first assistant director (as Michael Brewster)
Chris Debenedetto .... additional second assistant director
Sasha Malarevsky .... first assistant director: Griffith Park
Sasha Malarevsky .... second assistant director
David Sundsten .... additional second assistant director
Richard Thornsberry .... additional second second assistant director
Alexander Yurchikov .... second assistant director: Griffith Park (as Denis Yurchikov)
Art Department
Dennis L. Baker .... set dresser
Federico D'Alessandro .... creature designer
Federico D'Alessandro .... storyboard artist
Chris Debenedetto .... property master
Chris Debenedetto .... set dresser
José Luis Herrera .... key construction grip
Russel Landman .... construction foreman
Natalie Palasota .... property master: Griffith Park
Adam Shira .... set dresser
Roger Sobremesana .... rigger
Bruno Toledo .... leadman
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Manvel Barsegyan .... sound mixer: Griffith Park (as Manvel 'Manny' Barsegyan)
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Christian Boatsman .... sound effects editor
Gustavo Borner .... re-recording mixer: Griffith Park
Tim Burby .... supervising sound editor
Aren Downie .... sound effects editor
David Hunter .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Knudsen .... boom operator: Griffith Park
Jason Naumann .... soundstage manager: GMT Studios
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Rima Snyder .... sound effects editor
Duane Trow .... additional sound design
Special Effects by
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects
Tibor Eredics .... pyrotechnician: Griffith Park
John Halfmann .... special effects lab technician: Tinsley Transfers
Beth Hathaway .... special effects suit fabricator: Tinsley Transfers
Gene Heeter .... foam runner: Tinsley Transfers
Chip Mefford .... rigger: Griffith Park
Larry Odien .... animatronics: Tinsley Transfers
Shane Prince .... special effects
Erin Sullivan .... creature puppeteer
Christien Tinsley .... creature effects coordinator
Christien Tinsley .... special effects: Griffith Park
Michael Valenzuela .... special effects
A.J. Venuto .... creature puppeteer
A.J. Venuto .... mold maker: Tinsley Transfers
Kevin Wasner .... special effects makeup artist: Tinsley Transfers
Brandon Whynaucht .... creature puppeteer
Visual Effects by
Ben Ceccarelli .... visual effects artist
Joe Russo .... visual effects supervisor
Russel Landman .... stunt rigger
Nick Plantico .... stunt coordinator
Michael Valenzuela .... stunt rigger
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Joblin Allen .... grip
Brian Barker .... third grip: Griffith Park
Jeff Clark .... Steadicam operator
Peter DePhilippis .... additional camera loader
Matthew Diederich .... best boy electric (as Winfield Scott Starbuck)
Theresa Eastman Schifrin .... still photographer (as Theresa Eastman)
Angelo Figlio .... best boy electric: Griffith Park
Neal Fredericks .... camera operator (as Neal L. Fredericks)
Hiroyuki Fukuda .... first assistant camera: Griffith Park (as Hiro Fukada)
Carlos Gonzalez .... crane operator: Technocrane
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator: Griffith Park
Bruce Alan Greene .... director of photography: Griffith Park
J.T. Gurzi .... best boy grip
Philip W. Hallford .... crane operator: Technocrane (as Philip Hallford)
Stephen James .... key grip (as Stephen K. James)
Maurice Jordan .... gaffer (as Maurice 'Mo' Jordan)
Maurice Jordan .... lighting director: Griffith Park (as Maurice 'Mo' Jordan)
Armand Layson .... best boy electric: Griffith Park
Ryan McCoy .... camera loader
Jarrod Oswald .... second assistant camera
Ray Patrick .... camera operator: additional camera
John Ploucher .... best boy electric: Griffith Park
John Ploucher .... key grip: Griffith Park
Micheal Risco .... grip
Robin Rudenberg .... camera loader: Griffith Park (as Robin Morton)
Joe Solari .... first assistant camera (as Joseph Solari)
Burke Tackett .... electrician (as Burke 'Goo' Tackett)
Sven Tusak .... second assistant camera: Griffith Park
Chris Updegrave .... third electrician: Griffith Park
Alex Wajsfelner .... electrician
Casting Department
Debbie George .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theresa Eastman Schifrin .... costume supervisor (as Theresa Eastman)
Jennifer Greenberg .... wardrobe: Griffith Park
Angela Tinsley .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Rick J. Brown .... colorist (as Rick Brown)
Mickey Rodriguez .... color corrector: Griffith Park
Music Department
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Chris Jackson .... source music supervisor
Erik Jordan .... assistant music editor
Jan Kotzmann .... score recordist
Dusan Mihely .... music contractor
Michal Pekárek .... music mixing engineer
Graham Sutton .... additional music editor
Transportation Department
Chris Fisher .... driver
Brett Kerr .... driver: Griffith Park
Russel Landman .... driver: Griffith Park
Kirk Roberts .... driver: Griffith Park
Rush Strong .... driver
David Sundsten .... driver
Other crew
David Agranowitz .... caterer
Santy Agranowitz .... caterer
Josiah Bandelin .... production assistant
Allen M. Bowen .... medic (as Allen Bowen)
Joe Camp .... animal trainer
Jenny Cooks .... caterer
Cari Daly .... craft service
John Eastman .... production assistant: Griffith Park
Bernadette Eaton .... production accountant
Miriam Gilbert .... craft services: Griffith Park
José Luis Herrera .... production assistant: Griffith Park
Sharon Kelly-Russo .... production coordinator: Tinsley Transfers
Brett Kerr .... production assistant: Griffith Park
Paul Miglin .... medic
Francis Newcombe .... title designer
Melody Redivo .... craft service
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
David Roberson .... publicist
Joe Russo .... title designer
Max Singer .... production assistant
Roger Sobremesana .... production assistant
Philip Strong .... snow plow operator
Rush Strong .... production assistant
David Sundsten .... production assistant
Angela Tinsley .... accountant
Lisa Trice .... payroll accountant (as Lisa Johnson)
Mike Tristano .... armorer: Griffith Park
Daniel Alter .... thanks
Paul Bales .... thanks
Bob Bockholt .... thanks
Gustavo Borner .... thanks
Patt Boss .... thanks
Greg Browning .... thanks
Ben Burtt .... thanks
Alyse Chalme .... thanks
Terry Cook .... thanks
Sheri Davis .... thanks
Elena Eastman .... thanks
John Eastman .... thanks
Joan Fagan .... thanks
Ruy Folguera .... thanks
Neal Fredericks .... dedicatee (as Neal L. Fredericks)
John Friemoth .... thanks
Steve Friemoth .... thanks
Jamie Giannioses .... thanks
Theo Giannioses .... thanks
Ken Gioli .... thanks
Kevin Goetz .... thanks
Danette Grady .... thanks
Tim Gustafson .... thanks
Helen Henderson .... thanks
John Homa .... thanks
Bill Johnson .... thanks
Stella Johnson .... thanks
Wesley C. Johnson .... thanks (as Wes Johnson)
Philip Kacev .... thanks
John Kinnear .... thanks
Glenn Kiser .... thanks
Jackie Kretsinger .... thanks
Erwin H. Kupitz .... thanks (as Erwin Kupitz)
Rob Ladner .... thanks
David Michael Latt .... thanks
Joseph Levy .... thanks
Kool Marder .... thanks
Greg McDonald .... thanks
Paul Miglin .... thanks
Vidal Millan .... thanks
Pat Mitchell .... thanks
Jim Morris .... thanks
Senta Moses .... thanks
Jim Reyes .... thanks
Laurie Salomon .... thanks
Steven Schultz .... thanks
Sheri Sidebotham .... thanks
Judy Smith .... thanks
Wade Spadone .... thanks
Shane Stewart .... thanks
Drew Struzan .... thanks
Mike Sullivan .... thanks
Karen Sundell .... thanks
John Swallow .... thanks
Lanny Watters .... thanks
Robert Weisman .... thanks (as Rob Wiseman)
Craig Robert Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for monster violence and gore, language and some nudity
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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WILHELM SCREAM: When one of the campers is grabbed by sasquatch.See more »
Miscellaneous: When the creature roars at the camera, the actor's mouth is briefly visible within the fake one.See more »
Sheriff Halderman:I don't wanna hear no more gibberish about no Flatwoods monster.
Deputy Parker:It's just a joke, Sheriff.
Sheriff Halderman:Oh, yeah, real funny, hahaha. Monsters are a real hoot. Anyway, you know what to do with this. Log it, write it up and when the phone lines get back we'll call the guy. In the meantime, if you don't mind, I'm goin' to the head. I'm gonna give birth to a monster.
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39 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
The Much Needed, Return of the Creature Feature, 22 May 2006
Author: Alienator from United States

The whole mythos surrounding "Bigfoot", "The Abominable Snowman", or "Sasquatch" is an enthralling one, captivating the general public since the first alleged Bigfoot sightings in the early 1950s. A number of Bigfoot films have been made, capitalizing on the general population's interest in these anomalies. Needless to say, many of these films have gone relatively unnoticed or dismissed as the campiest of B-Movies (excluding Hammer Studios' 1957 classic 'The Abominable Snowman'). This brings us to Ryan Schifrin's feature-length directorial debut 'Abominable'. Not since 1957 has such an enthralling, riveting, yet original picture hit the screens pertaining to this subject matter - a true creature feature with a Hitchcockian twist.

'Abominable' begins with the paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) traveling up to his mountain-home for the first time in six months after recovering from a mountain-climbing accident. Preston is accompanied by Otis (Christien Tinsley), an impatient and condescending physical therapist (The viewer soon learns from a local newspaper that the town has received an alleged "Bigfoot" report from a local resident). Preston soon reaches his cabin. As the evening progresses, he resides on his deck (overlooking the forest and a neighboring house) gazing off into the woods through a pair of binoculars. When Otis steps out to get a carton of soy milk for Preston at the nearest store, a group of girls arrive at the neighboring house. At the same time Preston soon begins to notice strange happenings in the woods surrounding the neighboring house and watches helplessly as the tragic events of the night unfold.

Standing drastically alone from the pseudo-horror produced by major (and minor) studios of this day and age, 'Abominable' is an excellent, extremely original, and extremely unrelenting film. The film accomplishes an atmosphere and storyline unachieved and untouched since the heydays of drive-in horror that were the 1950s through the 1980s. 'Abominable' possesses a certain quality which has been vacant within the horror genre (especially the monster-movie sub-genre) for years and years: it is devoid of CGI. The Monster (Michael Deak) is, in fact, a man in a suit! To some, this conjures up a question; does the suit look excessively "cheesy" and unrealistic? Fortunately it does not; the effects used are executed quite well and The Monster doesn't generate a phony-vibe in the least. Many of the facial movements of The Monster seem to be achieved through robotics (ala 'An American Werewolf in London') and the result looks extremely realistic and life-like. The film's plot is the result of a winning combination; it features the classic creature-feature storyline, coupled with a very Hitchcock-styled, 'Rear Window'-esquire, premise. The screenplay is excellent; practically all of the events within the film are experienced from Preston's helpless perspective. Whether it is at his window or on his balcony, Preston overlooks almost the entire series of events, giving the film an extremely claustrophobic and helpless atmosphere. The cinematography and lighting are also ingenious; the shadowy woods seen from the balcony add depth and an eerie uneasiness to the film. Matt McCoy proves himself to be an excellent actor, as does Christien Tinsley, but the character interactions between McCoy and Haley Joel prove to be the true acting highpoint within the film. A broad range of emotions are showcased between the two, all of which are executed with precision.

'Abominable' achieves a certain charm lacking in practically all horror films of this day and age. It showcases a style of film-making that has been lost, a style of film-making that is the horror genre: the classic monster movie. No, it doesn't have "breathtaking CGI", no the plot is not Steven King-worthy, but it manages to entertain and it manages to illustrate that which is the embodiment of American horror. Schifrin's film stands firmly as an instant cult-classic, on par with great titles and counterparts (dare I say) of the 1980s such as 'Pumpkinhead', 'An American Werewolf in London', and 'Prophecy'. 'Abominable' stands alone in a time when horror has gone to the dogs; it breaks the trend of spineless PG-13 horror films and shatters the standards of pointless special effects showcases such as 'Cursed'. The creature feature is back ladies and gentlemen, and in full force. The way horror should be – "Abominable".

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