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|Wind Chill |
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Actors: Martin Donovan, Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes
Director: Greg Jacobs
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
WIND CHILL (w/ DC) (DVD MOVIE)
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 7/30/2009...
This one is more of a "thriller" with some pretty scary HORROR elements along the lines of Silent Hill. Genuinely gave me the creeps..not an easy task for a horror fan!
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"Chill Factor," "Every Breath You Take"/ Or Another 'Nightma
Rocky Raccoon | Boise, ID | 09/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"(3 1/2 *'s) George Clooney and Stephen Soderbergh have teamed up once again to produce `Wind Chill,' a horror movie that's more and less than one expects from a horror film. First of all, it's equally a survivor story and a stalker/romance as well as ghost story with a colorful history. Don't get me wrong, there are some scary moments in the movie, but the film admirably relies more on suspense and ambiguity in its presentation. All of it comes together in a way that's as invigorating as a cold, arctic blast from Canada.
The movie starts with some familiar on-the-road setup, complete with the car that breaks down and everything goes wrong. From there the developments are often different, however. Mysterious without names, the "Gal" (Emily Blunt) foregoes the plane ride from college exams before holiday break and decides to take the Greyhound bus. That is until she gets a text message during an exam inviting her to hook up with a ride from the posted message board. She finds someone who's headed to Delaware, so on a lark she calls to make the connection.
The "Guy" (Ashton Holmes) seems wholly accommodating, except they both are in many ways a mismatch. She finds him asleep at the wheel, waiting in the parking lot. She doesn't have much room to put her stuff, but has less room to complain when she shows up late in the first place. He shows a keen interest in her, even imposing on her cell phone calls and demanding her to engage in conversation as "her part of the deal".
Things aren't as they seem, and, ambiguity is a cornerstone to the movie's development. It turns out that he knows a great deal more about her than she would expect, and his interest becomes more than practical, especially when he refuses to let her pay her share of the gas money. When they come upon a remote gas station, gaunt, shadowy figures surround her. She gets an unnerving sense that the journey is stacked against her, but not all the evidence adds up. Is she a little paranoid and overly suspicious? Is he chivalrous in an old-fashioned, but patronizing way, or is he a stalker? When they leave the gas station, he abruptly turns out on remote Highway 606 much to her chagrin. Soon they get into an argument, one that escalates as an oncoming car, forces them off the road in an accident that has alarming consequences looming before them.
Stranded they are left to encounter a barren area that contains a haunted past, one that fills their dream life until reality and supernatural start to blur. More pressing is the need for the basics of survival as the radio announces the night will bring a 30 below wind chill, and they notice the gas tank is slowly leaking along with their prospects. In the meantime, not only is the area haunted with a violent past, but the "Guy" has been keeping secrets from the "Gal" that slowly unfurl like a weather vein.
`Wind Chill' is as much of a drama and a mystery as it is a horror film. Having seen the all-too-familiar developments of campfire horror films like 'Vacancy,' 'Wind Chill' is ahead of the front with a thoughtful, yet chilling development."
The Chills of Suspense
Cornelius G. Kelly | Albuquerque | 09/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
The crummy car.
The forgotten groceries.
The locked bathroom.
The secret he knows.
The wrong road.
The storm gets worse.
Crosses in the trees
look at the car.
Both knocked out.
The radio plays.
The cell phones don't.
Oh, not that song again!
Something happens with that tune
The evil sherrif.
The nightmares continues
to the same spot.
Does anyone escape?
The revolving hour glass."
A really good movie
Emily R. Jarrell | Newport News, VA United States | 12/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a really good movie considering I had never heard of it, I saw George Clooney was an exec producer on it and decided to watch it. The actors were really good in it, and it is basically them, stuck in their car, in the middle of a long deserted highway, waiting for help as they are trapped inside by the evil being(s) waiting for them outside. Just one thing, could somebody please give Ashton Holmes a role where he is able to have some happiness, that would be great."