This weekend I watched two movies, Cabin in the Woods and Frozen.
While I really liked Cabin in the Woods and recommend you watch it because its different and kind of fun, Frozen left a lasting impression…….. to say the least.
The premise for the movie is three skiers, two good friends and one of the guys girlfriend, go skiing on a Sunday. They decided to go for one last run at the end of the night.
That’s when the attendant that let them on gets called away, his replacement assumes the place is clear when he sees some skiers coming down the mountain and since there’s some bad weather coming in, shuts down the ski lift and closes the place down.
Having experience a mechanical problem earlier, they figure the lift will start-up again soon……….
then the lights go out in the entire place and panic sets in.
They have been left up there in the cold, in the dark and it’s Sunday so the ski resort is closed until next weekend.
So you the viewer, immediately start to think of options, they can jump, they can use their scarfs to zip line their way to lower ground, they can jump into a tree to break their fall ect. ect. ect.
but it starts to snow, and the temperature drops and you get this sense of dread that they are all going to die up there.
One of the guys decides to jump and as soon as he does, things go from bad to worse.
Without giving too much away, the cold is not the only thing going against them, there are big hungry wolves waiting at the bottom for them.
There is a part when the girl character played by Emma Bell, who has been holding her pee overnight finally just goes on herself and she’s crying……you feel bad for her and then she wipes her face so part of her frost-bitten cheek come off….its awful!
then she falls asleep with her hand on the safety rail of the lift and when she wakes up, its stuck, she has to pull it off and her skin is stuck to it and its enough to make you throw up.
And then you feel bad for them, you want them to make it, because you can imagine that this could be you, and that’s scary!
I think its original, suspenseful, intense and just creepy!
A nice surprise since it wasn’t a big budget film, or even very well publicized.
Written and directed by Adam Green who also wrote Hatchet, very good movie as well.
Starring Emma Bell who was also in Final Destination 5, Shawn Ashmore from The Ruins (great book and movie), and Kevin Zegers who was in Wrong Turn and had a small stint in Gossip Girl, the TV show.
It’s a must see! Watch it and let me know what you think!