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

Director:

Mark A. Lewis

Writers:

Mark A. Lewis (screenplay), Michael Lewis (screenplay) (as Michael W. Lewis)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Dr. Kruipen
Alexandra Staseson Alexandra Staseson ... Infected Girl
Brad Dryborough ... Man With Needle / Fishing Reporter
Greg Rogers ... Webcam Voice (voice)
William B. Davis ... Ted
Garry Chalk ... Jack
Peter Kelamis ... Mike
Brenda Crichlow ... Anchorwoman (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Jane (as Anne Marie Deluise)
John Callander John Callander ... Edward
Lamech Kadloo Lamech Kadloo ... Nuti
Kyle Schmid ... Federico Fulce
Steph Song ... Ling Chen
Aaron Ashmore ... Atom Galen
Evan Adams ... Professor Anderson
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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 rest of the world Written by Anagram Pictures

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This spring, the sacrifice begins... See more »


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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Arctic Outbreak See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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During his time as a teacher at the Center for Arts and Technology Director Mark A. Lewis used parts of his screenplay for The Thaw in his Directing the Actor class. See more »

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Doctor Kruipen called the parasite vertebrates, which the students read from the doctor's notes. They were later called bugs by the same students. Bugs are invertebrates. See more »

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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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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 BakuryuuTyrannoSee 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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