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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!
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…
Low budget, nail-biting effective horror movie. One of the most underrated movies of the current decade. Come on! Everybody watch this!
I remember very badly wanting to see Frozen back in 2010. I guess it must have taken a while to come out here (Australia), because I somehow managed to forget about it. I'm six years late, but I'm glad I've finally seen it now. It's really good stuff and a huge step up for Adam Green from (the very fun) Hatchet movies. It's hard to pull off a film like this — one setting, only a handful of characters, and tension that needs to be maintained almost from start to finish. Frozen succeeds on all accounts. Green delivers a brilliant blend of character, gross moments, and, most importantly, terror. This is a stressful, nail-biting ride with many shocking and distressing…
An effective minimalist survival thriller which works best with the least prior knowledge of the film beforehand, which is what I had.
A masterclass in tension and suspense from Adam Green.
In 2004, director Chris Kentis proved that placing an ardent couple in the middle of a vast ocean with swarming sharks beneath them could produce an unexpectedly disheartening thriller. In 2010, Adam Green follows with the comparable Frozen, which can only be described as the hell of Open Water, frozen over. With a small cast and a budget spent mostly on make-up, prosthetic, and the renting of a chairlift, Frozen rises above its low budget contenders and actually provides for a visually pleasing experience despite its questionably low impact concept.
Three friends head off to a ski resort for the day with no money, resulting in the bribing of the chairlift operator. From the trailers, you suspect that the operator…
Let's break this down;
The plot was doomed from the start. The acting is really poor, especially in the more "tense" scenes.
The progression is predictable.
Why are there fucking vicious wolves everywhere at a ski resort? Like fucking everywhere.
The ending was beyond shithouse.
Old mates bones sticking out of his leg looked like a fucking sausage.
I felt nothing for the kids, even with the really shitty dialouge trying to build a backstory. Could give less of a fuck if they survived.
I guess it had some cool shots? But really I'm grasping at straws here.
Pretty much does the best it can with the premise. Nice actors and a few good moments. Lame ending though.
I actually thorough enjoyed this. It had genuine and natural suspense that you could relate to. I thought the main 3 characters did well with what they had. The script could've used some work but I don't think it hurt the film too much. The ending I felt was a tad bit rushed. One of the better low budget films I have seen lately.
This movie stressed me out. Severely.
I'm glad I came into this blind. Had I known what this was about, I probably would have passed on it. All I knew was that it was a horror film that shared it's title with the most mediocre Disney film of all time, and I figured, "why not?"
I loved it. After an hour and a half of sweaty palms, labored breathing, and uncontrollable wincing, I can say this is a film that successfully scared me. Every shot looks beautiful, the acting and script were authentic, and I was a fan of the smart editing choices. My only complaint is that the beginning soundtrack sounded like the directors personal iPod playlist, and it was super whack. But that was what - two songs? I'll get over it.
An awesome film that I probably won't rewatch anytime soon. I can't possibly handle this one more time right now.
There is no singing. Nothing about letting it go. This is a horror/thriller about being trapped on a snow lift.
Alright film. Nothing special.
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