Directed & Written by Ryan Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrins
Cast: Matt McCoy, Jeffrey Combs, Haley Joel, Christien Tinsley, Ashley Hartman, Tiffany Shepis, Karin Anna Cheung, Michael Deak & Dee Wallace Stone
2005/94 mins/Color/Dolby Digital 5.1
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Anchor Bay DVD
Preston Rogers, a wheelchair-using paraplegic, returns home where he had a climbing accident that paralyzed him and took the life of his wife. Otis, Preston's patronizing physical therapist, accompanies him to his cabin in the woods. When a group of cute girls arrive to stay in the cabin next door for a bachelorette weekend, Preston then begins to notice strange things happening in the woods surrounding the two cabins. As night falls the woods happen to be a hunting ground for the legendary Sasquatch.
Imagine a low budget horror version of REAR WINDOW but with Bigfoot. Unfortunately, none of the greatness of Alfred Hitchcock's classic was transposed into ABOMINABLE, which simply is an abominable film to watch. The actual creature looks retarded and more like the stepbrother of a Wookie then the usual Bigfoot creature. There's one cool gory moment where that annoying therapist gets his face eaten but by that time it’s already too late to even care.
Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an alleged ape-like creature purportedly inhabiting forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid.
The scientific community considers Bigfoot to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoaxes, rather than a real creature. In general, mainstream scientific consensus does not support the posited existence of megafauna cryptids such as Bigfoot, because of the improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population, and because climate and food supply issues would make such purported creatures' survival in reported habitats unlikely.
The film is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The image looks clear and sharp, especially for a low budget horror film. The Dolby Digital 5.1 English audio track sounds good but nothing spectacular. There is also a Dolby Surround 2.0 track available.
'Back to the Genre: Making ABOMINABLE' is an extensive 37 minutes featurette on the film, which is actually more interesting then the actual film. There's a commentary track with writer/director Ryan Schifrin and actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs. All three of them go into all of the details behind the making of the film.
We are also getting a bunch of deleted and extended scenes along with some outtakes and bloopers. Fans of the director will be happy to discover is USC student Film, SHADOWS. There is also to trailers, a poster and still gallery along with a storyboard gallery and finally the screenplay is available through DVD-Rom. The film is separated in 12 chapters and features poorly designed animated menus. It comes in a keep case with an 8 pages booklet. Overall a nice edition for an extremely disappointing film from which the tagline actually fits perfectly to the film: "Some Things Are Better Left Unfound".
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2010. ©