Friday, January 22, 2010

*Preview* Frozen

"No one knows you're up there."

Last week I stumbled accross the trailer for "Frozen", which is listed as a drama/thriller but will inevitably be recognized as a horror. The story goes something like this: Three skiers somehow get left behind on the lift after they decide to make one last run right before the place closes...Unfortunately for them, nobody knows they're there. What makes things even worse for them is it's a Sunday, and they wont be open again until Friday. It's only a matter of time before they realize that if they want to get out of this alive, they will have to make some very tough choices. Which puts them in an interesting position; the only thing more dangerous than doing something, would be to do nothing.

"Frozen" stars Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, and is Directed by "Hatchet's" Adam Green, which most people praise a lot more than I do. It's good to see that this film will be rated "R", and that they will not shy away from the potential of gritty imagery here, instead of trying to cater to the tween audience. These days that's alone an accomplishment when it comes to American horror.
Watch the trailer:



the jaded viewer said...

I had a few coworkers watch this trailer and we had a solid argument of what we would do in the situation...out of the 5 of us 3 people would wait on the lift for help, 1 of us would try to jump off and the other said he would go all zip line with his belt...these all seemed to lead to death. :-P

evetssteve said...

its the kind of situation that has been partially ruined by the invention of cell phones, which has become a thorn in the side of writers, but thats nothing one corny line of dialogue can't fix! I guess on a ski lift it is slightly more realistic that cell phones wouldn't be an option because I can at least believe that people would not bring their phones skiing. I guess it's not a big deal once its established that calling/texting for help isnt an option, and ppl just kind of forget about it.

Those 3 people would be sitting there A LONG time because the park in the movie is closed from monday-thursday.

Maweanne said...

hmm the zip line idea is pretty interesting.

I don't even know what I would do.

Dod March said...

I'm intrigued by this movie - very interesting premise. I remember growing up skiing and wondering what would happen if the chair lifts stopped and they'd forget me.

evetssteve said...

its interesting to note that the entire movie was filmed in the elements and used zero green screen or indoor sets for the outdoor scenes. i would like to share some stories i heard about the shoot but dont want to spoil anything so i will wait until after its release.

BC said...

One thing lots of folks don't realize is that the cable that the cars are all attached to is razor sharp. Imagine a bunch of strands of barbed wire weaved together into a rope type object, and then try to picture not only grabbing it, but sliding along it while supporting your weight. Not pretty :). So the belt for the makeshift zipline would probably tear in two after a few feet.

Aleata Illusion(GoreGoreDancer) said...

I'm so stoked for this movie,i can't wait to see it!