Sunday, February 7, 2010

FROZEN (2000) - FILM

Three friends get trapped on a ski-lift in the middle of a snowstorm. Everyone's gone for the entire week. If they stay on the lift, they won't survive the night.

The ice shit is about to his the fan.

The most important thing is this: Director/Writer Adam Green has successfully constructed a tight, shocking and simple story that works. It's not filled with many surprises, but the few moments of violence go right for the jugular. Hats off for Green and his team for shooting on location. No annoying green screens anywhere to be seen.

The characters are thinly sketched, but some good actors and a some scant details is enough to generate sympathy. We don't want to see these characters die. No one is going to agree with every direction they make ("Duh! Well I would have done THIS!") but that comes with the territory. It's not insulting to your intelligence, so at least it has that going for it.

If you ever want to indie horror on the big screen, you owe it to yourself to check FROZEN out in a crowded theater.

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