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The Thaw (2009)

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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Kruipen
Alexandra Staseson ...
Infected Girl
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Man With Needle / Fishing Reporter
Greg Rogers ...
Webcam Voice (voice)
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Ted
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Jack
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Mike
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Anchorwoman (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
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Jane (as Anne Marie Deluise)
John Callander ...
Edward
Lamech Kadloo ...
Nuti
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Federico Fulce
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Ling Chen
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Atom Galen
Evan Adams ...
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Storyline

At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the unsuspecting students who are forced to quarantine and make necessary sacrifices, or risk infecting the rest of the world. Written by Anagram Pictures

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Arctic Outbreak  »

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Trivia

Since the film is shot near the Esket Reserve in Western Canada, many people of the First Nation were also involved, including Chief Charlene Belleau who blessed the production. See more »

Goofs

Vertebrate was misspelled as vertibrate (on Kruipen's notebook) considering Dr. Kruipen was a research scientist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Kruipen: My name is David Kruipen. What is sacrifice? What does it mean to make a real difference? Throughout my life and career I have straddled two worlds. Increasingly I have become respected. Increasingly my books and articles are published and read. Increasingly I have been embraced by policymakers and referenced by bureaucrats, but today I realize that I have... misguided myself. Today I rediscovered what I knew when I was young.
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Soundtracks

Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Traditional
Vocals Performed by Bory Woodward
Arranged and Produced by Matthew Rogers and Patrick Bramall
Courtesy of Thaw Productions Inc.
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9 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although it may resemble "The Thing" and "The Last Winter" the resemblance is superficial; those both relied on the audience feeling things (paranoia and dread, respectively)

Actually its closer to "Ghost Rig" and "Deep Freeze" and surpasses both easily. Gorehounds will probably be satisfied with many cringe-inducing scenes of which some almost enter gross-out territory. With critters burrowing into people that should be expected.

The characters however are almost caricatures and it quickly becomes apparent, with one exception I'm not spoiling, who will survive or die. That made the story kinda predictable but if you're into splatter flicks it might be worth renting.


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