MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,517 this week

Suspended Animation (2001)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 417 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 17 user | 21 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Held prisoner by two cannibalistic sisters who try ... See full summary »

Director:

(as John Hancock)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8241 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1278 titles
created 24 Mar 2012
 
a list of 153 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
 
a list of 1180 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 20 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Suspended Animation (2001)

Suspended Animation (2001) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Suspended Animation.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A New York press agent applies his show-business acumen to revitalize his ailing father's Indiana fruit farm.

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Marc Grapey, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Tyne Daly
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A ransom scheme turns into a nightmare for a group of kidnappers who become victims of a horrifying secret that must be paid every spring.

Director: Padraig Reynolds
Stars: AJ Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, but what he finds inside is a family torn apart by a violent past and a secret more deadly than he expected.

Director: Philip Gelatt
Stars: Alexandra Chando, Patrick Breen, Nina Lisandrello
Swan Song (2014)
Drama | Music

Troubled 13-year-old Julie loses her mother and must go to Indiana to live with her grandmother Karen. A former star of stage and screen, Karen has the early stages of Alzheimer's and wants... See full summary »

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Elizabeth Stenholt, Dorothy Tristan, Trish Basinger
Green River (2008)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

There is no turning back. Whether we trust our friends, others or ourselves our decision determines the fate of the future. Green River's story deals with the agonizing truth of the actions... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taybi
Stars: Kristina Hughes, Danielle Franke, Bruce Peterson
Alyce Kills (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart along with anyone else who gets in her way.

Director: Jay Lee
Stars: Jade Dornfeld, Tamara Feldman, James Duval
Chop (2011)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs.

Director: Trent Haaga
Stars: Will Keenan, Timothy Muskatell, Chad Ferrin
The Cottage (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When Chloe (Kristen Dalton) and Michael Carpenter rent out the cottage behind their house to charming romance novelist, Robert Mars (David Arquette) their American dream soon turns into a suburban nightmare.

Director: Chris Jaymes
Stars: David Arquette, Kristen Dalton, Victor Browne
Donner Pass (2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Donner Pass has a well-known and macabre history - the place where George Donner and his party got stuck in the winter of 1846 and were forced to resort to cannibalism to keep from starving. But what if it wasn't just history?

Director: Elise Robertson
Stars: Elise Robertson, Russ Russo, Joel Stoffer
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Seymour Cassel, Dorothy Tristan
Purification (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Bret Fitzpatrick (Joe Ciminera), a wealthy real estate investor located in New York, is caught between reality and the supernatural. There he crosses paths with people who are in a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Ciminera
Stars: Joseph Ciminera, Natalie Swan, Michael Edwards Jr.
Trapped Ashes (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tom Kempton
...
Hilary Kempton
Laura Esterman ...
Vanessa Boulette
Sage Allen ...
Ann Boulette
...
Sandor Hansen
...
Jack Starr (as Dan Riordan)
...
Cliff Modjeska
...
Clara Hansen
...
Philip Boulette
...
Fred Phelps
Daniel Mooney ...
Arnold Mann
Gary J. Mion ...
Sheriff Montaigne
Joe Forbrich ...
Coroner / Production Manager (as Joseph Forbrich)
...
Dr. Leo Sagan
Denise Bohn ...
Correspondence 1
Edit

Storyline

Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Held prisoner by two cannibalistic sisters who try unsuccessfully to add him to their long list of victims, Tom becomes obsessed with tracking down his captor's long lost daughter. The ensuing drama becomes perfect material for Tom's latest Hollywood screenplay, inevitably luring one cannibal sister back to her original prey. Written by <filmacre@netnitco.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Wrong Time Wrong Place Wrong Sisters See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mayhem  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,285 (USA) (31 October 2003)

Gross:

$6,869 (USA) (14 November 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the main actors had little or no experience operating a snowmobile. They underwent days of training before filming began. See more »

Connections

References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I guess it runs in the family.
20 June 2006 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Tom is a Hollywood animator who heads out on a snow trip with some pals. Where he crashes his snowmobile and seeks refuge from two sisters, who just happen to be cannibals. But before he becomes dinner, his pals find him and rescue from this horror; but the police only find one of the bodies. 3 months later, Tom plans to make an animated feature about his experience and he learns that the police have discovered the body of the missing sister. But this ordeal has hit him so hard that now he's truly obsessed about the sister that he learns that she had a daughter who she gave up. Which she just happens to be an aspiring actress. So through work-related meetings he becomes good friends with her. He gladly finds out she has no idea about her real mother and his horrific incident, although he realises her teenage son has inherited his grandmother's evil frame of mind.

Oh, what torture! Well, some scenes and dialogues were excruciating, but actually, I didn't think the flick was too bad, but again it was far from good. The fundamental problem was that it's overlong and there's just too much on the plate to congest. I found this independent flick an intriguing attempt in the thriller foray and there's some skill behind the camera, but the unbalanced material isn't a particularly successful mix. After what I thought was an okay opening 40-minutes that simply revisits "Misery" with its icy and isolated backdrop and a pair of kooky cannibalistic sisters, it just loses steam. The mid-section is very stodgy - by virtually becoming more of a character study involving the survivor Tom becoming infatuated by this whole ordeal and wanting to make something out of it by getting involved in one 'insane' family. It's one really strange fixation! But during this chewy period I found the story's progression rather colourless and the continuity lacking. So many details that are brought up are left unexplained or simply pushed aside. While, the dry dialogues really do stretch creditability and sometimes ramble on pointlessly. Although, a little of the sardonic humour helps a bit. The over-exaggerated climax isn't remotely surprising, but the constant use of three different endings was just too contrived. Every time I thought it was finished, something else was tacked onto the following scene.

Now the performances would fit right into a soap opera… say like "Passions". Pretty scratchy and at times rather hokey was the acting. Alex McArthur gives an understated performance, but Maria Cina as the daughter Clara Hansen is surprisingly good. Fred Meyers as the teenage brat Sandor Hansen is simply laughable with his angst and blimey; he has one real nasty habit. Angelo Badalamenti's score is extremely harrowing by playing around with many sequences and it gives the film a touch of elegance. The direction by John D. Hancock I could give the cold shoulder, but I thought he done an adequate job with what he had to work with. He staged one or two suspenseful and minor grisly scenes, despite most of it be telegraphed. But more often you could say I found it hard going and terribly cliché-ridden to be entirely effective entertainment.

"Suspended Animation" takes on a systematic pattern that has a decent looking production, but the material is pretty much a scramble and saps most of the suspense right out of it.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can I find this movie artiewrestler
2001 suspended animation poster in movie sixstringsmith
Discuss Suspended Animation (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?