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Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Wow. Disney has done it again. I sure want to build a snowman after this flick!
There's a severe lack of talking snowmen.
This is an original and taunt chiller from Adam Green the director of Hatchet, it stars Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers as 3 college kids snowboarding for the day at a resort somewhere in New England. Being skint students the decide to bribe the ski lift operator 100 bucks so that they don't have to buy expensive lift passes and at the end of the day manage to convince the same operator to let the go up one last time even though the lifts are about to shut down for the week. Through a series of misunderstandings the lifts get shut down and the trio are stuck, high above the ground with no one likely to come and…
I've ridden on airplanes, swam in big oceans across the world and ridden a few amusement park rides, but I have never, and I will never, get on a skilift. This is the movie that shows you why. Don't get it mixed up with the Disney version, the only thing they are screaming to "Let It Go" in this is that infernal lift.
Parker, her boyfriend Dan and their friend Joe Lynch are at a skiing resort for the weekend, having a great time. When evening sets in they want to make one last run before they leave, but due to an unfortunate mixup, they get stranded on the chairlift as it is shut down. Now everyone is leaving for…
Director Adam Green showed versatility here by moving from one sub-genre of horror to another. His directorial debut ‘Hatchet’ (2007) and its sequel ‘Hatchet II’ (2010) were his bloody comedic homages to the slasher film. During the time between those movies, we had the minimalist survival terror of ‘Frozen’. It is a bleak suspenseful tense tale of a skiing weekend gone tragically wrong.
Three teenage friends Parker, Dan and Lynch slowly die while being trapped high up on a chairlift for five whole days when left behind accidentally in a skiing resort that has closed until next weekend. Getting severe frostbite, they are also without food and water, no phones and are isolated from people for help.
The first act…
Bros before hoes. That is a lesson that Michael Bay taught us back in 2007 with Transformers. This phrase has never been more relevant then in Adam Green's 2010 film Frozen. What impresses me the most is when a director can take any given budget and make his film exceed the limitations. That's what Green was able to do here working on a "micro budget".
The premise is very simple. People get stuck up on a chairlift at a ski resort as it shuts down. That alone is a fantastic set up, and Green stretches it to the fullest extent. Albeit sometimes a little too much, but still great. Usually when I start watching something at 1am, I don't really…
I was hoping for something that would be unnerving, but this felt like a MTV production from the beginning. Two dude bros and a whiny female don't make for interesting characters. The film starts off really slow and made me wonder what the hell I was really watching. Once they actually get on the ski lift, the movie really gets going. However, I still think this film has more of an effect if you've ever been snow skiing before. I was 12 years old the last time I went skiing, so its been a while.
Isolation, severe cold, frostbite and a fear of heights are all here in this one. Quite an impressive combination that works. That being said, this…
Got a lot more outta this than was expected to. Was uncomfortable through half it. 👍🏻
I had more fun with this one than the one with the singing snowman.
I love realistic scenarios like this, the one’s that bring out the ‘what would I do in that situation?’ After watching this movie, I have no idea, so let’s just hope this never happens to me...? (Especially since I’m currently working a ski season)
The plot line to this can be summed up easily. Three friends get stuck on a ski lift with no one coming for them for a week. It’s a tense situation, and one that the three leads really commit to, if there’s one thing that sells the movie it’s the performances and the sweet little banter. It’s realistic, and I was actually hoping the best for the characters.
This isn’t a big horror movie, the tense…
A chilling scenario (no pun intended) filled with subtle horror. Movies that strand a person with no help arriving and leaving you to fend against the elements terrify me.
Adam Green does a great job. Beautiful landscape, stranded on a lift high above the ground, with freezing weather, add in the addition of wolves ratchets the fear level up.
Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, and Kevin Zegers do a solid job.
Movies like this make me think of what would I do.
Brief cameo from Kane Hodder is cool.
This was a surprisingly unneffective film. I expected a super tense thriller, but was met by a mostly uneventful film about three characters stuck in a chairlift during the entire runtime.
I can say this: the dialogue and benter between the characters was pretty good, but when that's ultimately more interesting than the actual relevant stuff, it becomes a problem. I mean, the violence was pretty striking, but the plot itself was more than predictable, and the characters themselves often made stupid decisions that didn't make any sense and that are ultimately unjustifiable.
Emma Bell and Shawn Ashmore do what they can with what they're given though.
+ I love realistic horror - not the typical haunted house or lunatic killer, but the "this could happen to you" kind of horror
+ good performances by all three actors
- and + I had to cover my eyes a few times, I have a weak stomach with this kind of scenes...
Htio sam napisati da više nikad neću izaći van iz kuće za vrijeme zime, ali realno mogu samo napisati da ću nastaviti raditi ono što sam i dosad radio, dođe ti na isto. ;(
between freezing to death or eaten by wolves, i'm kinda bummed out there were no songs about ice.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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