It Cool News names ABOMINABLE one of the 10 best scores
Yearbook's 'Class of 2006'
ABOMINABLE Abominable introduces us to a major new talent
in writer/director Ryan Schifrin. The Bigfoot legend has
always needed a really first class treatment and it gets
it with this fast, funny, scary rampaging monster flick.
It also boasts some of the best kill scenes of the year.
I'll never forget the naked woman snapped in two, Bigfoot
stomping a screaming woman's head to mush or the climactic
But what really impresses amongst all the great gory violence
is Schifrin's solid characterizations and plotting. He could've
just gone the easy route and wowed us with the great gore
effects but he ups the ante by making us actually care about
Matt McCoy's wheelchair bound hero as he desperately tries
to save the day. Not many directors can make a low budget
horror title that is breathlessly suspenseful, funny, scary
and touching but Schifrin does. He's one to look out for.
& Suspense Movies The Very Best Direct-to-DVD (or, only
put out in super-limited release)
#1 -- The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
#2 – Feast
#3 -- Abominable
#4 -- Sheitan
#5 -- Andre the Butcher
– I'm always nervous when it comes to a new creature
feature or something that debuts on the Sci-Fi channel,
but Ryan Schifrin's debut Abominable was a pleasant surprise!
It had a solid straight forward story, some hot babes, some
cool gore FX, and a killer lookin' Bigfoot monster. It's
hard not to get giddy during a film that features appearances
with Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen and Dee Wallace Stone.
You also can't go wrong with the foxy Tiffany Shepis, who
has one of my fave deaths scenes of the year in this movie.
(*Now available on DVD.)
you were in attendance this past Saturday for the Screamfest
Horror Film Festival's special closing night screening of
HATCHET you would have caught a very special treat -- a
new short film by filmmakers Ryan (ABOMINABLE) Schifrin
and Adam (HATCHET) Green entitled King
in the Box.
The comedy/horror film is now online so everyone who missed
this puppy on the big screen can now watch it in the comfort
of their own homes. What's the film about? Don't ask...
wins 2 Awards at Fantastic Fest!
- Best Supporting Actor - Lance Henriksen
Jury Award - Best Score - Lalo Schifrin
Yes, Bigfoot has
finally arrived! Next Tuesday, October 3rd,
Anchor Bay will release ABOMINABLE on DVD everywhere! And
if you live in L.A. you can meet the cast and get your DVD
signed by everyone! (And a free poster as well!)
ABOMINABLE DVD RELEASE
PARTY AND CAST SIGNING
On October 3rd at 7 p.m., writer/director Ryan Schifrin
signs his horror film ABOMINABLE (DVD). Other guests include:
Lalo Schifrin (composer), Matt McCoy, Dee Wallace (tentative),
Jeffrey Combs (tentative), Christien Tinsley, Mike Deak,
Ashley Hartman, Natalie Compagno, Phil Morris (tentative)
& Karin Anna Cheung (tentative)
4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
1-818-556-6660 (for local residents)
Weekend of Horrors convention, presented by Anchor Bay
Entertainment, will be held September 29 to October 1 at
the Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus,
New Jersey). Haley Joel and Jeffrey Combs will be
there representing ABOMINABLE!
selected for the 2006 FANTASTIC FEST in Austin!
Fest runs from Sept. 21-28 at the Alamo Draft House Cinema
in Austin, Texas. This is the premiere festival presented
by Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool, Cinemuerte, and SXSW to
create a festival of the best new Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy,
and genre films from all over the world.
If you're in the neighborhood, come join director/writer
Ryan Schifrin and some of the cast and crew (to be announced).
Friday, September 22 - 3:45 Alamo South Lamar A
Saturday, September 23 - 11:45 Alamo South Lamar B
The Alamo Draft House was named the best theater in the
country by Entertainment Weekly in 2005. Check the site
for more information!
June 5, 2006
ABOMINABLE ON DVD
Anchor Bay will
be releasing ABOMINABLE on DVD this October 3rd!
Featuring Uncensored Footage Not Seen In The Sci Fi Channel
The special features will include the following:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Ryan Schifrin, Matt
McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
Making-Of Featurette: Back To Genre
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Poster and Still Gallery
Outtakes and Bloopers
SHADOWS: Director Ryan Schifrin's USC Student Film
Original Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
O-Card Packaging with Art By Famous Designer Drew Struzan
price is $19.98.