Wind Chill

Wind Chill

Gregory Jacobs (2007)

87min
15 Certificate
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College student Emily Blunt gets a lot more than she bargained for when she accepts a ride home for Christmas from geeky outsider Ashton Holmes. They crash on a remote country road and an intense relationship develops between the pair as they're forced to brave both the harsh winter elements and a ghoulish legacy. Nasty cop Martin Donovan is the clue to their supernatural nightmare, yet the most disturbing chills come when Holmes reveals his stalker-like crush on Blunt. The ghost story ingredients are familiar, but director Gregory Jacobs (Criminal) uses the bleakest of landscapes to create some icy scares. Before plausibility vanishes, the tension is well maintained by the use of claustrophobic car interiors, juxtaposed with sudden apparitions of eerie frostbitten figures. Both actors give fine performances in what is basically a two-hander, etching a believable connection in the face of death.

Summary

A college student eager to get home for Christmas accepts a lift from a classmate. In an attempt to reach their destination before a severe storm hits them, the pair take a shortcut down a remote country lane, where they are run off the road by a speeding vehicle. As the stranded duo face the harsh winter elements with no food, water or heat, they gradually begin to suspect they are not alone. Thriller, starring Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes and Martin Donovan.

Cast & Crew

Girl Emily Blunt
Guy Ashton Holmes
Highway patrolman Martin Donovan
Snowplow driver Ned Bellamy
Priest Ian A Wallace
Stranger Donny James Lucas
Blonde girl Chelan Simmons
Clerk Darren Moore
Proctor Linden Banks
Teenage boy Caz Odin Darko
Director Gregory Jacobs
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Pictures Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 3 Aug 2007

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