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Wind Chill

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2007
  • Gregory Jacobs
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Horror thriller starring Emily Blunt and Ashton Holmes. A journey home for Christmas turns into a supernatural nightmare for two students after they crash their car on a remote, icebound road.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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GirlEmily Blunt
GuyAshton Holmes
Highway patrolmanMartin Donovan (2)
Snowplow driverNed Bellamy
PriestIan A Wallace
StrangerDonny James Lucas
Blonde girlChelan Simmons
ClerkDarren Moore
ProctorLinden Banks
Teenage boyCaz Odin Darko

Crew

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DirectorGregory Jacobs

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony Pictures
Released on
2007-08-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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