abominable

This article is full of spoilers.

The acting at the beginning was pretty terrible – I thought “good lord, this is living up to its name!”. Lance Henrikson made an appearance, and got chomped within minutes.

Basically, the film (imdb, amazon) is about a creature, supposedly an abominable snowman (although it’s brown, 3000 miles from the Himalayas, and in Sasquatch country) who kills ten or so people, all while watched by a guy in a wheelchair who is helpless to do anything about it.

The whole thing reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear View Mirror (imdb, amazon), combined with the Twilight Zone, episode 123, Nightmare At 20,000 Feet (tv.com, amazon). You have a guy who’s confined to a wheelchair and sees a load of murders happening through his binoculars (RW), but every time he tries to get someone to believe that the monster is there, they either don’t believe him, or the creature has inexplicably vanished (TZ).

All in all, a disappointing monster flick. Don’t bother with it if you’re a serious horror fan. Instead, get the Hitchcock and Twilight Zone DVDs.

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