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- "Back to genre: Making Abominable" featurette
- Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Outtakes and Bloopers
- Shadows: Director Ryan Schifrin's USC Student Film
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Storyboard Gallery
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, the story is a labor of love by director/writer Ryan Schifrin. In the commentary and the documentary, "Back to Genre: Making Abominable," Schifrin comes across as a very likeable, very grounded guy. You can't not want to cheer for him and his creation. He managed to pick up a third-tier leading man, Matt McCoy, to take the lead role, used the creature designer, Christien Tinsley, as probably the funniest jerk in recent flicks, scooped up the legendary Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs and Dee Wallace Stone for key cameo roles and the unforgettably funny Paul Gleason (The Breakfast Club) to portray the local sheriff.
Secondly, the actual DVD is awesome considering it is an independently produced film. It comes in a nice sleeve like most popular big studio flicks do. It's got wonderful liner notes by Schifrin and a nice tribute to Paul Gleason. Also, the artwork is top-notch. You'll recognize the style used as that of Drew Struzan. You know who he is, he designed the "Star Wars" posters, the "Indiana Jones" posters, and a ton of others. As far as extras are concerned, there's the aforementioned documentary and commentary, outtakes and bloopers, extended and deleted scenes, storyboard and stills gallery, a student film by Schifrin and the screenplay for those with DVD-ROM capabilities.Read more ›
Overall, I thought it was a great flick. Worthy of a good award somewhere. The effects are great and the story keeps you on your toes. I usually never find myself yelling at my TV but I ended up screaming for them to run. I would say that if you are going to see a new bigfoot movie, see this one. A+
television and film composer Lalo Schifrin...who DOES the musical score for his offspring's debut effort. And some other Schifrins get involved in all these doings, as well, as you'll discover if you carefully scan the credits. This almost has a flavor of a Schifrin family effort.
In this case, nepotism works just fine, thank you, as "Abominable" is one of the best "killer yeti on the loose" fright flicks ever put before the public. It is scary, it is suspenseful, it is tense and frightening, and sometimes it is funny as hell. There are puns and homages all over the place here, and borrowings from iconic moments in other classic feature films. Remember Kong hauling up Fay Wray & Bruce Cabot on the liana vine as they tried to escape down the cliff from him? Well, turn the vine into a climbing rope and slip another blond into some repelling gear and you get a fair approximation of that 1933 visual. And Roy Scheider declaring that the shark hunters need "a bigger boat" in "Jaws"? Well Matt McCoy thinks he needs "a bigger knife" here with Mr. Eat-Em-Up coming after him.
The story line itself is a smart composite of several movie plots. It is a bit like you put the old 1970s Clint Walker/Bo Svenson t.v. movie "Snow Beast" through a cinematic blender with "Rear Window" (more the Christopher Reeve version than Hitchcock's original), the classic blind-lady-versus-hired-killers Audrey Hepburn vehicle "Wait Until Dark" , and, as the director himself points out in a very good little "making of...Read more ›
Why this movie is 5 stars
1) Starts the creeps immediately
2) Has plot, reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's Birds but still not like it for those who don't like Hitchcock
3) Cliche enough to laugh at as creature feature lovers like me want but has great twists
4) Matt McCoy slams this movie with expression, drawing you in
5) And most importantly, a yeti bites a dude's face in half. Enough said.
The movie is suspenseful, expressive, and gorey in all the proportions. It's not mindless but not thought provoking. This is creature feature as it was meant to be. You must see it to believe it.
Best monster mash style movie in years
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this movie, one of my favorite guilty pleasures! But why is it $50?Published 4 months ago by Sandra Bishop
It's not intended to be a bad movie. However... It's a stupid movie but it makes me giggle. The Yeti looks like a celebrity I wont dare mention here. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vc
Awesome awesome color and acting! This horror movie stands above many horror movies because it is classy with classy actors!!Published 8 months ago by michael steven almond
Not a bad movie. Saw this on cable. It's good for a quiet Saturday afternoon. You know, the dogs are being groomed and you have an hour to kill. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Frank Barron
This is the most riveting horror movie i have ever seen. The story is realistic but has that quaint charm of comedy and horror. Its awesome!Published 16 months ago by Jeff Hyke
Not bad, but I should have just rented it on Amazon Instant Video.Published 16 months ago by B Wiley