First, do not get yourself confused with the horror film Frozen which was released in 2010. The Frozen is a psychological thriller directed by Andrew Hyatt and starring Brit Morgan, Noah Segan, and Seth David Mitchell.
One of my friends just got the DVD a few days back and I was kind of zoomed in on a Saturday afternoon with my TV set. The movie The Frozen is a kind of formulaic with few twists that are not alien to us.
Nevertheless, the film is a decent thriller that could have been much better if it had some original elements. For those, who are looking at this as a horror film, you may find yourself disappointed in the end.
Those few creepy moments in the film are only to distract you from your imagination of what actually is going to happen in the end but somehow could not hold much longer.
Well, just to shed some light on the storyline: a young couple Mike (Seth David Mitchell) and Emma (Brit Morgan) planned it wrong for an adventure-filled time in a snowy mountain that seems a bit crazy idea for anyone during winters and that too miles away from home.
To no surprise, eventuality brought them to a snowmobile accident leaving them stranded in the isolated frozen wilderness with shivering cold.
As they wait for help, they not only struggle to find their way out but also meet strange characters including a mysterious hunter (played by Noah Segan), keeping eye on them every now and then, and a ghost element that together turns their whole adventure into horror with a such precarious situation.
Soon after their accident, Emma begins to see a man with a gun which she tries to tell Mike, but he thinks Emma is just scared.
The Frozen – Movie Trailer
Thereafter, Mike goes missing and never returns, while Emma desperately tries to search for him. On her way, she even finds a pool of blood and thought the hunter must have killed Mike.
Till this time, you might have got some idea of what exactly is happening in The Frozen. If not, please watch it!
All in all, director Hyatt, in his debut feature film attempt, at least had a nice script to work with. How it was executed might be a subject of discussion when both the lead characters did not quite seem to be a couple deeply in love.
Straight from the beginning, it seemed to me as if they were just friends or met each other a few days back before they turn up with their weird idea to try and find some pleasure in a winter wonderland. Moreover, the narration and events were very slow for a thriller.
The Frozen is indeed a good effort from a first-time director. It has elements and moments that may frighten you but does not have engaging narration to hold the script.
I think, for all of us, the twist in the tale is good but probably here we need a little more dramatization of the facts. Yet, the plus point for this film, of course, is the wonderful cinematography in beautiful wintry landscapes that adds to the overall feel.
Would you like to read about another psychological thriller – the Spanish film “Animas“?