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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.



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At Mount Holliston, snowboarders Dan Walker, his girlfriend Parker O'Neil and his best friend Joe Lynch don't have enough money to buy lift tickets. Parker bribes Jason, a lift-worker, with one hundred dollars. When the system is nearing closure, they force Jason to let them have one last pass. However, Jason needs to resolve a problem and his colleague misunderstands his instructions and stops the lift. The trio of skier and snowboarders gets stranded on the chairlift near the top of the mountain. When they see that the lights of the ski resort had been turned off, they need to make a choice: leave the chairlift or freeze to death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one knows you're up there. See more »



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

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Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Kazakhstan)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en la montaña  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$131,395 (USA) (5 February 2010)


$243,390 (USA) (22 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Frozen's UK Premiere was at FrightFest in Glasgow, Scotland, a festival that Adam Green is very fond of and attached to as he attends the London edition of FrightFest every summer whether he is promoting a film or not. See more »


Parker's position relative to Joe changes between shots when they first talk at the lodge. See more »


[first lines]
Joe Lynch: I don't see her.
Dan Walker: The shift changes. Just give it a couple of minutes.
Parker O'Neil: Are you sure about this?
Dan Walker: Yeah yeah, works all the time. Besides, this lady loves Lynch. Loves him.
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Referenced in Thawing Out: Frozen's Postproduction Team (2010) See more »


Among The Dogs
Written by Adam Green, Jon Rabbitt and Chris Permatteo
Performed by Haddonfield
Courtesy of ArieScope Records
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You won't thaw!
6 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Frozen" is a beautifully crafted and original horror/thriller set on a ski lift. Now, you might watch the trailer like I did and thought, "that is going to be so bloody boring! It's just three people sitting on a ski lift!" But trust me, it's much more than that. Adam Green holds us there and always makes sure that we're captivated enough to keep watching. The characters were well-developed and likable, so you care about what's going to happen to them. It's also extremely thought provoking and realistic.

The acting is very good, especially as Adam Green, the director, actually tortured the actors so they come across genuinely cold. The direction is claustrophobic and uncomfortable in a good way! There are also some horrible cringe-worthy moments which are genuinely horrific. The special effects and music were also top notch, with the chilly wind effects getting right up your nostril.

Although it did run out of steam in some sections, for the most part it was an engaging and exciting film that was superbly acted and directed. Adam Green is proving himself to be a top notch director and clearly knows his stuff when it comes to making horror. I'd highly recommend watching this on a cold day, or on a hot day if you want a cool down.

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