We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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.
3 skiers stranded on a ski lift in sub zero temps discover there are worse ways to die than freezing to death!
A real nail biter, chewed my fingernails down to the bone and if I was more flexible my toenails would have met with the same fate!
Wow. Disney has done it again. I sure want to build a snowman after this flick!
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…
Ah, so this is that film everyone's been talking about...
Three students take a trip to the mountains and when they try to do some late night skiing they are left behind on a chair lift. Since it is Sunday night and the resort opens back up the following Friday they have to decide how they're going to survive swinging around in this this air for a week.
On the surface this is a great survival horror with a unique setting, good actors and some nice ideas, but somehow I couldn't shake the feeling that some of the parts were rather stupid. When I was little my family took me to learn skiing in Austria and I still have a trophy from winning 3rd place at a slalom tournament (Don't…
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I had a really good time with this one! It's suitably wince-inducing and occassionally really rather moving.
Adequate survival film.
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the premise was cool. wish it would've been more psychological though. the music was good, except for the questionable opening song.
everything the characters did was dumb and didnt make sense
why didn't they cover their faces? why didnt the girl lose her hand? what was the point of her losing her glove and holding on to the bar all night if she just kept using her hand? her hand was fine. what the hell.
are they from planet mars? why are they so stupid and unnatural? especially the lead girl. how did she reasonably let herself get frostbite on her face?
the acting was mostly bad
how high up were they? no one knows. fuck it.
why did the…
What really, really bothered me was that in a movie about being stranded on a ski-lift, nobody ever actually seemed cold. Sure, sometimes they acted cold, when the screenplay required it... but christ, the female character never even does up her coat all the way, even when she's getting frostbitten (as a smaller quibble, there is no way anybody's fingers were still as dexterous as portrayed at any point past the 20min mark). The fact I still liked the film as much as I did says something about how well it's put together in theory; it's just clearly a film by folks who didn't grow up with -40 winters.
Bloccati su una seggiovia: serie B ma ben fatto, la tensione regge.
What started off as kind of a teeny bopper adventure in the snow (with some horrible dialogue) quickly turned into a watchable thriller that kept me intrigued with the situation the 3 main characters got themselves into.
Unfortunately that didn't hold for very long as the suspense quickly died down and went back to eye rolling dialogue and bad acting. This could have been a decent thriller if I cared at all about the characters, and I just didn't.
This is more chills than thrills.
My cousin and I watched this film together, he is also a film critic. So, we had high expectations. This film was more suspenseful than it was scary. Yes, it did have some scary parts, but overall, not a "scary" movie. It is typical horror movie, some college kids want to go on one more run and get left behind. But overall it was a pretty good movie.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…