WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
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.

Director:

Writers:

(as Joseph Gangemi),

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Irresistible (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Director: Ann Turner
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt
Curiosity I (2009)
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On a quiet night, a young couple find themselves caught up in a nightmarish ordeal after they witness a murderer disposing of a body in this claustrophobic thriller staring Emily Blunt and Tom Riley.

Director: Toby Spanton
Stars: Emily Blunt, Tom Riley, Juliette James
Dead End I (2003)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa
Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain
P2 (2007)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun
Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds
Splinter I (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
The Wolfman (2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
Warrior Queen (2003)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

Director: Bill Anderson
Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt
Frozen I (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, Kristen Stewart
Kalamity (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After a recent breakup, Billy returns to his hometown to find something is not quite right with his best friend.

Director: James M. Hausler
Stars: Nick Stahl, Jonathan Jackson, Christopher M. Clark
Carriers (2009)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci
The Ruins (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Guy
...
...
Snowplow Driver
...
Priest (as Ian Wallace)
Donny Lucas ...
...
...
...
...
Teenage Boy #1 (as Caz Darko)
Heath Horejda ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There Are Worse Things Than Dying See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£23,769 (UK) (3 August 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Neither of the two main characters have names in the movie See more »

Goofs

Guy turns the dome light off, claiming the need to conserve the battery. However, the high beams are on throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Girl: [after having been locked in the gas station bathroom and unable to get out or be heard by anyone] Hey, didn't you just hear me banging in there?
Guy: [bewildered laugh] When?
Girl: Oh, that's funny to you? Me locked in, you think that's funny?
Guy: What are you talking about? Locked in where?
Girl: You're telling me you didn't just hear me banging on the door? I could hear you.
Guy: Listen, I don't know what you're talking about.
Girl: [pauses] Forget it, it doesn't matter, let's just get back on the road.
See more »

Connections

Featured in A Frozen Set: The Making of 'Wind Chill' (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Redemption in the haunting cold
14 January 2011 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

2007's "Wind Chill" is a mystery/horror film about a college gal (Emily Blunt) sharing a 6-hour ride with a male student (Ashton Holmes) home to Delaware from Pennsylvania. The guy is supposed to be a stranger but it turns out he knows more about her than anticipated. The story takes a tragic ghostly turn when they get stranded on Route 606 in the bitter evening cold.

I should point out right away that "Wind Chill" is inexplicably rated 'R'; there's really nothing in the film that should warrant such a rating -- there's no sex, very little cussing (realistic, not overkill) and hardly any gore. If you want that see "Cabin Fever" or "Friday the 13th." "Wind Chill" shoots for something more profound, haunting and classy, like "The Mothman Prophecies".

The film is what I would call an "isolated environment" movie wherein the main characters are stuck in a confined situation for the better part of the picture, like in "Prey" where a woman and her two stepkids are stuck in a jeep fending off lions or "The Mist" where the characters are barricaded in a supermarket from the onslaught of otherworldly creatures. This scenario tended to work against those films as the confined setting became tedious (although "The Mist" redeems itself with one of the most unforgettable, awe-inspiring climaxes in film history) (and I still think "Prey" is worth catching for nature-runs-amok enthusiasts). By contrast, the confined setting somehow works in "Wind Chill." How so? I would chalk it up to great writing, acting and movie-making.

Think about it, there are essentially only two characters in this entire 91-minute film. For it to work it HAS to have stellar casting, writing and acting. It dawned on me while watching that "Wind Chill" is largely a dialogue-driven picture; the banter between the two protagonists pulled me in and sustained my interest, which isn't easy seeing as how "isolated environment" movies tend to try the viewer's patience & interest by their very nature.

Emily Blunt is easy on the eyes (what an understatement) but comes off a bit witchy and therefore unattractive initially, yet this plays into what the film is really about. Isn't this a mystery/horror flick? Yes, but the ghostly trappings are merely a stage for a tale of redemption. Unfortunately redemption always has a hefty price tag, not to mention love must fit into the mix somewhere. So, at its core, "Wind Chill" is a mystery chiller of love and redemption. Who it is that needs redeemed and why I'll leave to you to figure out, as well as who pays the price.

The score is awe-inspiring, in particular the piece at the beginning and end (and during the credits).

Although the story takes place in the East the film was shot in British Columbia. These are great locations, of course, but I'm starting to weary of the fact that 90% of these types of flicks are shot in B.C. Incidentally, the tale obviously occurs in Eastern Pennsylvania in light of a reference to Harrisburg on the radio and the I-476 highway sign (I-476 runs North-to-South from Scranton to Philadelphia).

I have a couple of cavils: When they're stranded on the country road it never looks nearly as cold as it's supposed to be, and is it believable that any college student, let alone a hot babe, would know about the junction box and phone jack on top of a telephone pole?

CONCLUSION: The average person who has a taste for this type of moody, spooky picture will conclude that "Wind Chill" is a classy chiller, what ushers it into the realm of greatness is its underlying profundities, stellar cast, writing, acting, music, locations and just all-around magical movie-making. For all these reasons "Wind Chill" is a pleasure to behold.

GRADE: Borderline B+ or A-

***ENDING SPOILER*** The climax, as told in Chapter 28, strikes a potent emotional chord as the girl stumbles out of the dark woods after a night of literal hell; she comes across the gas station, which links her to the authorities and salvation. Yet this is a much different woman than at the start of the picture; her life will never be the same as she is changed forever, changed for the good. She realizes this and can't hold back the tears. You can see it on her face; she understands the price that was paid for this new life. Emily Blunt pulls the scene off expertly; in fact, everything about the finale is filmmaking of the finest expertise. Magnificent.


17 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
glasses kimberleehel
DUMB DUMB DUMB + BOOOORING!!! hdsjkingtut
My Quick Theory W/ Some Questions. Aletha17
The eel vomiting guy... janinew
Car License Tag...??? tjdoss
No visible breath jerrym02
Discuss Wind Chill (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?