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Wind Chill (2007)

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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:

Gregory Jacobs

Writers:

Joe Gangemi (as Joseph Gangemi), Steven Katz

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emily Blunt ... Girl
Ashton Holmes ... Guy
Martin Donovan ... Highway Patrolman
Ned Bellamy ... Snowplow Driver
Ian A. Wallace Ian A. Wallace ... Priest (as Ian Wallace)
Donny Lucas ... Stranger
Chelan Simmons ... Blonde Girl
Darren Moore ... Clerk
Linden Banks ... Proctor
Caz Odin Darko ... Teenage Boy #1 (as Caz Darko)
Heath Horejda Heath Horejda ... Teenage Boy #2
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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

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Taglines:

A Road Many Have Traveled ... But Few Escape See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,146, 29 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,146, 29 April 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neither of the two main characters' names are mentioned during the movie. In fact, none of the characters are named. See more »

Goofs

At the gas station, the girl's bag is flat when she goes into the stall but is upright when she comes out. See more »

Quotes

Clerk: Remember the highway's your best bet.
Guy: Don't worry about it man, I got it all covered.
Girl: Are we lost or something?
Guy: No, I've done this drive a million times.
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Connections

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 Buddy-51See 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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