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What Abominable Luck

Usually nothing spells disaster more effectively than the phrase "SciFi Pictures Original Movie" from the SciFi Channel. You know it's true.

I nevertheless feel compelled to point out that this Saturday is the premiere of Abominable.

It has Jeffrey Combs. It has Lance Henriksen. It has Bigfoot!!!

What could go wrong? Lots, I know. Still, considering the cast, this may offer B-moviedom of unusual entertainment value, a sumptuous baked brie instead of a tawdry can of Cheez Whiz. I just had to share the love.


It moves like a man, eats like a beast, and kills like a monster!
- Abominable trailer

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agentxpndble
May. 15th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
It has Jeffrey Combs. It has Lance Henriksen. It has Bigfoot!!!

Augh! Augh! I smell Oscar! :::snerk::: Mmm... Pretty boys!
eldritchhobbit
May. 15th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
LOL! Maybe not Oscar...
agentxpndble
May. 15th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweet mother of Christ... I just looked at Lance's imdb listing... Did he *have* to make a Pumpkinhead III *AND* IV??? At the same time?!?
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Did he *have* to make a Pumpkinhead III *AND* IV??? At the same time?!?

Do not question the ways of The Lance. His ways are not our ways. His ways are mysterious.

And scary.

In more ways than one, at times! :)

BTW, I don't know if you saw this, but it may have pictures I didn't share with you previously. I am still gearing up for a Captain Power mini-essay one of these days. :)
sneezythesquid
May. 15th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
With that cast, at least it will have some fun moments.

And I can think of at least one flick with the "SciFi Pictures Original Movie" tag that didn't suck: Dog Solders.

Of course, Sci-Fi didn't make it, they just ran the debut here in the US, but it's a great B-flick. We're due for another from da casa la cheeze.
eldritchhobbit
May. 15th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
With that cast, at least it will have some fun moments.

My thoughts exactly.

You've made an important distinction between films The SciFi Channel debuts in the U.S. (Dark Kingdom also wasn't that bad), and those The SciFi Channel makes. Good point! I meant for the latter to be the target of my sarcasm.

Mmmmm, glorious cheese.
sneezythesquid
May. 16th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Good point! I meant for the latter to be the target of my sarcasm.

Indeed, for those I just have one word: Mansquito.
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Mansquito.

'Nuff said.
estellye
May. 15th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
LOL, I can't think of Abominable without thinking Rudolf. This sounds promising, though!
eldritchhobbit
May. 15th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! Now I'll be thinking of that Abominable Snowman, in all his stop-action glory. :) How funny!
_archaicangel_
May. 15th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
It doesn't sound as bad as the one about the alien posessed wooly mammoth. Honestly, I don't think it could get worse than that (although I did watch it, but only because it had Summer Glau in it).
eldritchhobbit
May. 16th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
Exactly! You and me both. ;) And I kept wondering: when TPTB sat around a table pitching this idea, could they keep a straight face? if you can't explain the premise without laughing, it's probably too silly to film. And yet they do it anyway.
vonjunzt
May. 15th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hm. Makes me wish I had a TV ;)

I saw a Combs film for the first time last week -- From Beyond. I was favorably impressed. I'd always shied away from such films, thinking they probably got too far away from HPL, but now I definitely need to see the Re-Animator films!
eldritchhobbit
May. 16th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Ah, the Re-Animator films! *puts hand on heart with melodramatic flourish* I'm a big Combs fan for lots of SF reasons, but The Re-Animator is too much cheesy fun to miss. It does stray some from HPL, but it keeps the same gruesome tongue-in-cheek quality the story maintained. And it's aware of its own ridiculousness, which makes it a great delight to watch.

There also exists a very nice audiobook recording of Combs reading HPL's story, as well.

dracschick
May. 15th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
I like both Henriksen and Combs........
Combs was great in DS9. Actually, though, I'm a Gul Dukat fangirl:)
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: I like both Henriksen and Combs........
He was, wasn't he? Dukat was fantastic as well. I have a thing for Garak, too - didn't DS9 have amazing characters? Especially the darker ones.
randomalia
May. 16th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
*laughing at you* It sounds wonderful, in a truly terrible way! I think Combs is great, too.
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
It sounds wonderful, in a truly terrible way!

LOL! Exactly what I thought. :)
fungus_files
May. 16th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh, how cruel to tempt with such formidable, unattainable cheese...!
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! Just think, you can enjoy the cheese vicariously without sacrificing two hours of your life to it. ;)
valancourtbooks
May. 17th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
OMG, Ryan loves abominable snowmen...too bad we don't get cable, we'll miss this one. Can you tape it for us?
eldritchhobbit
May. 18th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
So, has Ryan seen The Legend of Boggy Creek? It was a staple ingredient in my childhood. He must see it if he hasn't. It's way toooo much fun.

I'll be glad to tape this for you. Should I just send it to the VB address?
valancourtbooks
May. 18th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Sure, you could do that, or otherwise we can just get it from you in Toronto. Thanks!!!
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