Now before I go on this
movie seemed to me like a good deterrent for people going into the plastics
industry. If plastic is not used to kill someone it is used to do the next
worse thing, plastic surgery. A few better known actors star in this thriller
Eric Roberts and Catherine Oxenbourg. Some of the others could be used as an
example in Plastic ban protest. Joan Benedict who has the consistency more
like that of a yacht than a person. I know I’m being harsh but if you guessed
the movie was all rubbish then you would be only getting it half right.
Frozen in Fear whilst being a thriller does come across as a light
psychopathic movie. The reason for this being that the music accompanying the
more morose scenes visually has a jovial touch.
The story is this; Sean
springs his mother being unfaithful to his father. After fleeing the house he
witnesses the death of his mother later on rather and I must say rather
appropriately, a yacht. Sean is also a mute who makes his means through art.
When a member of an Art gallery discovers one of the paintings in the remote
town in the country where Sean lives. During this part of the film there are
many murders committed and questions arise in the viewer’s mind about who is
doing this and why.
After Hans being told that
there are more of these paintings Hans (Douglas Sebern) tells the manager and
employee Lacy and Polly respectively who both go to investigate this budding
new artist. The town they visit is a very isolated and backward town without
the creature comforts of the city. Lacy and Polly go to see Sean after
repeated warnings from the locals soon they find out why.
The sort of upbeat tempo
of the film is done well in comparison to other more serious approaches namely
Pet Cemetery, The Thing etc. The dialogue is a little on and off and the
acting is a bit lacking in parts. Some of it and I mean only some, would fit
well in a stage play.
The Extras on this film
are ok but a little brief; The Filmographies for the better known actors are
informative and interesting. The menu is static and there is no low-level
noise throughout. Sound is crisp and clear just like water in its purest
form, ice, a little cliché from the film.
The story is little weird
and unusual with plenty of drifting digression, which seems to be all for the
purpose of having a few sex scenes to hotten up the film a little. Apart from
these quibbles this film is ok. Recommended to general thriller viewers.
Frozen in Fear