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Abominable (2006)

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A man, crippled in a climbing accident, returns to his cabin in the woods as part of his rehabilitation, but he wasn't prepared for the immanent onslaught.

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Ryan Schifrin

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Ryan Schifrin (story), James Morrison (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt McCoy ... Preston Rogers
Haley Joel ... Amanda
Christien Tinsley ... Otis Wilhelm
Karin Anna Cheung ... C.J.
Jeffrey Combs ... Clerk
Natalie Compagno Natalie Compagno ... Michelle
Michael Deak ... Monster (as Mike Deak)
Jim Giggans Jim Giggans ... Reporter
Paul Gleason ... Sheriff Halderman
Ashley Hartman Ashley Hartman ... Karen Herdberger
Lance Henriksen ... Ziegler Dane
Rex Linn ... Farmer Hoss
Phil Morris ... Deputy McBride
James Morrison James Morrison ... Dr. Seussmeyer
Tiffany Shepis ... Tracy
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Storyline

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries. A creature of myth and legend known by several names; Yeti, Sasquatch and the infamous Bigfoot! We've hunted it for years, but what happens when it decides to hunt us? "Abominable" centers on a man recovering from a mountain climbing accident, trapped in a remote cabin in the woods, who sees the legendary beast, and must convince someone to believe him, before the monster goes on a bloody rampage. Written by Anonymous

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We've Hunted It for Years, but What Happens When It Decides to Hunt Us? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for monster violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abominável See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,810, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$1,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,810
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Company Credits

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Red Circle Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sound effect used for the Bigfoot breathing was the sound of a horse breathing, but slowed down. See more »

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The interview video with Dr. Seussmeyer that's played on the laptop keeps on playing when the software's navigational slider reaches the end. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ethel Hoss: What? What is it?
Farmer Hoss: Probably them damn coyotes.
Ethel Hoss: [as her husband prepares his shotgun] You're not going out there.
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I Love You Anyway
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"Sasquatch" meets "Rear Window."
20 May 2006 | by CarycomicSee all my reviews

Matt McCoy (perhaps best known as Commandant Lassard's nephew, from the last two "Police Academy" sequels) plays Preston Rogers. A paraplegic widower, whose wife died six months before the opening credits, in a mountain-climbing accident. This has left him with agoraphobia (fear of the outdoors), which his psychiatrist has ordered him to face, head on, at the old mountain cabin.

Accompanying him is Otis, a somewhat patronizing physio-therapist. And, while he goes shopping for some non-allergenic milk, five gorgeous young women arrive at the ritzy cabin next door, for some kind of bachelorette party weekend.

Wouldn't you know it? That's when the local Bigfoot arrives, as well. And, the first victim it takes is Karen, the blonde who's more addicted to cellphones than that spokes-guy in the commercials.

Pres doesn't know it was the Monster until he sees its glowing red eyes. The first time: peering at him from the edge of the woods. The second time: peering at him right through the glass of his own backporch window, after he's been forced to tranquilize the disbelieving Otis!

Finally, we get to see the Monster full-scale. And, that's where my two-point deduction comes in. The movie's title kind of described the prosthetic Bigfoot costume! Sorry, Mr. Deak. But, that get-up made you look like a Jack Elam impersonator, with hypertrichosis, more than anything else.

Even so, the rest of the movie was very suspenseful. I empathized with Pres' self-doubt; so much like William Shatner's, in the classic TWILIGHT ZONE episode, "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet." I loved the fairly big-name cameos by various SF veterans (especially, Lance Henriksen). And, there was only one gratuitous nude death-scene, among the five women. Thank you, SciFi Channel!

Practice is finally making perfect, with your made-for-TV movies.

Just a couple nitpicks, before I go. With all due respect to that "crypto-zoologist" interviewed on the Internet? Yetis and Bigfeet are supposed to be one-and-the-same things! Just separated, geographically.

And, the name of the nearby town; Flat Woods? Written as one word, that's the name of the actual West Virginia town that had the first-ever reported case of a 4th-class close encounter. In September of 1952 (five years and two months after Roswell)!


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