A chillling testament to the evil of a deadly creature of the North. According to Native American lore, it will rise to strike terror into the hearts of those who desecrate its resting place! In the spirit of Evil Dead 2, ... more »with music from Ron Asheton (Iggy and the Stooges) and Elvis Hilter, Frostbiter brings the wrath of the Wendigo to hideous, terrifying life. A pair of hunters find themselves on the run from a predator no park ranger could warn them about! An evil force called the Wendigo has been killing any human unfortunate enough to cross its path, until a hunter called The Guardian faces down the beast and traps him in a mystic circle made from the bones of his victims. However, two careless hunters looking for deer accidentally shoot the Guardian, and stumble upon the magic circle. Suddenly the Wendigo has been released, and they find themselves on the run from the beast. As they try to think of a way to keep the creature at bay, they are met by a strange! woman who claims she can stop the Wendigo. One of the hapless hunters is Ron Asheton, known to rock fans as the guitarist with pioneering punk rock band Iggy and The Stooges. This DVD comes uncut with many extras, including the original trailer, real life wendigo sightings, excerpts from the Frostbiter comic book and an interview with Ron Asheton.« less
the_shred_man | High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom | 12/12/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film whilst obviously not a classic is still worth a watch if you like bad horror films. Owing a lot to Evil Dead II in terms of atmosphere and plot it still has its own unique feel. At times it can actually be scary. Some parts are gory as well. For some reason though the best word to describe it is "blue". Not because of porn, but lighting. Nearly every shot within the cabin that the heroes are holed up in are completely blue tinted. The only gripes with this film are the backing soundtrack (which is very funny at times itself) is too loud and the evil monster - when you finally see it, it is clay-mation and just doesn't fit with the rest of the film. Aside from that though this is the perfect film to stay up to watch late at night with friends. It is very enjoyable and a great film, although for no reason you can really comprehend."
kitten | clearwater, fl United States | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"so -- as a troma fan i have to say this movie far exceeded my expectations! if you like your movies bad -- they don't get much worse than this.... in fact, its probably one of the worst movies of all time -- and i love it! the funniest part is the soundtrack; its obvious (seems to be anyway) that after finishing the film they realized it couldn't be salvaged so they put really funny music over the entire movie! my friends and i couldn't stop laughing while we watched.... if you're a fan of cult movies, you must own this one for your collection -- if nothing else, it'll make you laugh."
Better than most independents
Movie Buff | N.Y. , USA | 12/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know where all the bad reviews are coming from, but I actually thought this was pretty entertaining. Yeah, Asheton's acting was pretty over the top, but some of the acting was pretty good. The girl who plays Sandy was really convincing in her role. SHe reminds me of a young Demi Moore.The dude who's hand was eaten by the chili was good too. The special effects were better than most Troma pics. as for the soundtrack, I don't know why they drowned out the dialog. Maybe troma should remaster it or something. Anyway, I liked it, and would say don't rent it if you expect Lord of the Rings or some kind of blockbuster film. Do rent it if you appreciate an interesting indie film. And have a sense of humor."
Movie Buff | 10/23/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, at first I wasn't sure what was up with this movie, but it was really cool. It was funny, creepy and entertaining. Low budget at best."
"Right off the bat we must issue a public warning to anyone that may actually be interested in this movie. If you are not a lover of terrible late night B movies then this one will be a complete waste of your time. In no way is it scary at any point and is sure to leave you high and dry unless you are in the market for something to laugh at. With that said, the old boy Sid had quite an entertaining time with a film that title is even grammatically incorrect. It certainly wasn't easy to get a hold of, especially since we weren't willing to pay for it, so once we found a source to watch it then was no way not to take advantage. Frostbiter is something special in the fact it stars Hendricks the Park Ranger from Mosquito! That's the equivalent of spotting the immortal Appache in a movie. Obviously the producer watched Mosquito and said "Hendricks huh...that guy's got it" and knew the film couldn't go on until he sealed the deal. Luckily they met at Sizzler for a fine meal to finalize the contract and the rest is b movie history.
Frostbiter starts out in an amazing low budget fashion, slightly above Wicked Games but much lower the Uncle Sam, with some old guy telling a story. He explains how he's captured a creature known as the Wendigo and has him trapped in a sacred circle of skulls that mustn't be penetrated. Well that doesn't last once drunk redneck hunter Hendricks and a buddy shoot the old man and unleash the beast. Once loose it's nothing but rednecks getting attacked by hand puppets until the Wendingo, that's made out of clay!, comes around to finish the job. The only hope the world has of survival lies in the hands of a chick with super 80's hair and a couple hicks. That's something to feel confident in.
By the end of Frostbiter you'll be left with a very confused look on your face as you're not sure what you've just witnessed. You really must have a strong tolerance for B or this one won't be watchable. For us it was just hilarious from every aspect possible, containing exactly what a 90's B horror should. While watching something like this it really makes one ponder how many horrible movies have been made and what's out there that we don't know about. It just seems there is so much B floating around there is no way to see it all in one's lifetime. Unless you hit the lottery of course. If something like that takes place then the dream life picks up with daily chuck, B, and snacks while building the Sid the Elf empire North and South districts."