I love slashers maybe more than anything else. I have probably a weird idea about what is/is not a 21st…
No one knows you're up there
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…
fun for the whole family :)
it made me google 'how to fall from a great height and survive', 'what to do if you broke your leg' and 'what to do if you meet a wolf' so it was educational
where were the snowmen?
Frozen starts out as a typical teenagers-in-peril movie, with long-time friends Joe and Dan going on a weekend skiing and snowboarding trip. Along for the ride is Parker, Dan's girlfriend whom Joe resents for being there as it makes him the fifth wheel on the wagon. The first act introduces the characters and sets up the situation that leads them to getting stuck in a ski lift without anyone bothering to come and look for them. This part is supposed to make us sympathize with the characters, but given that all they do is bicker and make snide remarks I wonder what was on the writers' minds when they wrote all this dialogue which serves no other purpose than to…
Terror en la alturas congeladas, que resulta un concepto interesante pero se pierde su encanto entre mas avanza.
This movie is about an hour & 33 minutes & the last 30 minutes really did it for me. The beginning was slow & had way too much dialogue I felt. I was expecting them to focus more on the 3 people being stranded on the ski lift rather than having them talk about their personal lives & becoming closer after that tragic event
Now granted, I did watch the special features after I finished the movie & it did put the story into a better perspective, but I wouldn't say it was an amazing movie. I'll give it another watch sometime in the near future & see if my views change
HoopTober (Early Edition) Film Number 5.
So... Frozen. I guess I should go over the positives first. Well, firstly, the acting is very good. Adam Green managed to get a collection of actors that have at least alright chemistry and are capable of putting out good performances, even for more minor roles. Definite plus there. The first 12 minutes or so, the period before the plot starts, was pretty effectively done. It depicted the three of them as flawed people, but still oddly endearing. You didn't want anything bad to happen to them at the beginning, so that was well done. In fact, the first half of the movie manages to be incredibly intense. The music contributes to the mood…
This is the better Frozen movie. Picture Open Water, except on a ski lift chair. Amazingly tense.
I really like this film. The idea of being trapped on a ski lift for days exposed to the elements without food, water or a bathroom is inevitably horrifying. I understand why some people knock the film and why some people don't like Adam Green productions, but I think these people looked at the surface of Frozen. They never put themselves in the characters shoes. The film does have a limited cast and the set becomes much smaller as the film presses onward. With a syfy channel feel and average acting, Frozen doesn't dive to deep, but it does provide a wow-factor and that makes up for it's deficiencies. The film is blustery and torturous with emphasis on the solitude and bleak chance of survival.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…