D: Christopher Webster
W: Julian Weaver
S: Dawn Laurrie, Aaron Kjenaas, Connie Snyder
Rated R - Approx 93 Minutes
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the slopes.....
"Stop whining you stupid girl, we have to get Tom to a hospital!"
It's late on a Thursday night. The Mrs is in bed and I'm already in a few cocktails on my way to feeling pretty nice. Sure, I could pop in a Night Flight disc and lose myself in a sea of ancient and obscure music videos but instead I'm feeling the urge to watch some ancient and obscure horror flicks. And so, I delve down the Amazon Instant Video rabbit hole.....down past the usual suspects (World War Z, Leprechaun, etc) and down to the bottom of the digital barrel. The place you can only reach by clicking the "Customers Also Watched" section. Seriously. How did they also watch these flicks? They pop up NOWHERE else! It's quite amazing, really.
I was rather surprised by this film. I went into this expecting bottom of the barrel production values, bad acting and laughable effects. I pretty much got what I was expecting, but I wasn't counting of the fact that it was all going to coalesce into a charming, quirky trashterpiece that will definitely become a staple in my winter horror flick rotation. The music is a cross between an After School TV Special and someone rocking out on their Casio keyboard in the basement. The wonky dialog is accentuated by the hilariously terrible acting (see the quote that begins this review). The cinematography is pretty straightforward but there are a few nice shots once the gang is in the camp.
There's a decent amount of blood in this one, yet it still manages to be tame. For your money you get a snowmobile accident resulting in a bloody face and severely lacerated hand. A guy on a snowmobile catching a face full of barbed wire, a strangulation, an icicle through the eye and a few more kills to boot.
There's a little skin on display here too! Not a ton, but we do get to see two different girls in their bra & panties, some side boob and a brief flash of nipple. Hey, it's better than nothing, right?
Well, there's the shadowy figure that I'm guessing is the demon that is doing the possessing. There's also the guy who gets possessed.
This would make a great winter afternoon flick. Especially if you ran it as a double feature with They (aka. Invasion From Inner Earth). Picture it: The afternoon sun is hanging lazily in the sky casting it's golden light on the white snow while prisms of light dance on the wall courtesy of the icicles hanging outside your window. There's some chili that's been simmering on the stove all afternoon and a nice warm fire in the fireplace. You are snuggled up next to your significant other (or favorite pet....I don't judge) on the couch....all while a chilly doubly shot of questionable horror plays across your television screen. If that isn't a slice on Heaven on Earth, I don't know what is!