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Wind Chill (2007)

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

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A couple of college students known only as the Girl and the Guy are traveling home to Delaware the day before Christmas Eve. They're on a frozen road that the Guy is convinced is a scenic short-cut. In the middle of nowhere in below freezing conditions they are run off the road by a hit and runner. They soon realize they're caught in a supernatural bubble where a crime from 1953 is doomed to repeat itself, year after year threatening new victims. The Guy attempts to walk back to the last petrol station but his wounds from the crash are worse than he let on. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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There Are Worse Things Than Dying See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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3 August 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,146 (USA) (27 April 2007)

Gross:

$20,146 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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After the crash, car interior scenes were shot on a stage, while all exterior scenes were shot on an actual cold snowy road, with trailers on location to keep cast and crew warm in between takes. See more »

Goofs

The time says 5:15 pm, but it is still light out and it is almost Christmas. See more »

Quotes

Guy: [after they get stranded] I think I remember losing a candy bar down the seat cushions the other day. God, I'm starving.
[gets pulled down]
Guy: Ahhhh!
Girl: What? What is it?
Guy: Ahhhh!
Girl: What?
Guy: [gets up grinning] It's a candy bar.
Girl: You're an asshole.
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Featured in A Frozen Set: The Making of 'Wind Chill' (2007) See more »

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promising but disappointing horror film
5 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Emily Blunt and Ashton Holmes play two nameless college students who share a ride home for the holidays. On the way from Pennsylvania to Delaware, their car becomes stranded in a snow bank far away from civilization. Soon they are being haunted by the ghosts of all the numerous people who died earlier in the very spot that seems intent on claiming two fresh victims.

"Wind Chill" is a modest little horror outing whose admirable restraint and sense of atmosphere don't quite compensate for its overall lack of energy and incoherent storyline. It takes quite awhile for the plot to kick itself into gear, and even when it does, the movie ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

"Wind Chill" is certainly preferable to an out-and-out gore-fest like "Saw" or "Hostel," but a few more runs through the typewriter (or word processor, as the case may be) might have gone a long way towards making it a more satisfying and scary film. Like the car stuck in the snowdrift, the audience at "Wind Chill" ultimately finds itself stranded in the middle of nowhere.


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