Hatchet writer/director Adam Green‘s Frozen is a single-room thriller set on a ski-resort chairlift. The story follows three college students (Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers) who are mistakenly stranded on a chairlift, and are “forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.”
Here is the plot synopsis from Sundance:
On a chilly winter night, three skiers huddle together on a chairlift, confused as to why their ride to the summit suddenly stops. The sting of the icy wind worsens when the floodlights power down, leaving them stranded in the dark. As they wait for help, the reality of the nightmare hits them. The ski resort has just closed, abandoning the group stranded high above the mountain slopes in an oncoming snow storm. With ominous howls echoing through the surrounding woods, they will need to make some tough decisions in order to survive. Writer/director Adam Green skillfully guides this real-world thriller, pushing three college students to confront their natural fears of the dark, cold, heights, and beyond, to see how far a human is willing to go to survive. With bone-chilling performances by Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, and Emma Bell, Frozen continues horror’s time-honored tradition of scaring audiences away from their favorite recreational activities.
I had a chance to screen an early cut of the film, and loved it. I’m not a skier, but every morning and night each year at the Telluride Film Festival, I ride a gondola over a mountain. I’m afraid of heights, and have always wondered what would happen if for some reason the cable just stopped, or worse, broke. Frozen is the type of film which will make you scared to ever ride a chairlift ever again.
The official poster for Frozen premiered on ShockTillYouDrop:
Anchor Bay will be releasing Frozen in theaters on February 5th 2010.