6.1/10
63,077
346 user 238 critic

Frozen (2010)

Trailer
0:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director:

Adam Green

Writer:

Adam Green
Reviews
Popularity
4,909 ( 2,319)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Open Water (2003)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein
The Ruins (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker
The Reef (2010)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki
Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering
Turistas (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde
Vacancy (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn
Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange
Splinter I (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
The Shallows (2016)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts
Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Eden Lake (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins
Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis
Black Water (2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki
Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emma Bell ... Parker O'Neil
Shawn Ashmore ... Joe Lynch
Kevin Zegers ... Dan Walker
Ed Ackerman ... Jason
Rileah Vanderbilt ... Shannon
Kane Hodder ... Cody
Adam Johnson ... Rifkin
Chris York Chris York ... Ryan
Peder Melhuse Peder Melhuse ... Driver
Edit

Storyline

At Mount Holliston, snowboarders Dan Walker, his girlfriend Parker O'Neil and his best friend Joe Lynch don't have enough money to buy lift tickets. Parker bribes Jason, a lift-worker, with one hundred dollars. When the system is nearing closure, they force Jason to let them have one last pass. However, Jason needs to resolve a problem and his colleague misunderstands his instructions and stops the lift. The trio of skier and snowboarders gets stranded on the chairlift near the top of the mountain. When they see that the lights of the ski resort had been turned off, they need to make a choice: leave the chairlift or freeze to death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No one knows you're up there. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,395, 7 February 2010

Gross USA:

$246,176

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,151,086
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To get the shots of the chairlift moving with the actors and actresses speaking on it, Writer and Director Adam Green and Director of Photography Will Barratt shot everything themselves, as the film's hired camera crew was too nervous to dangle at those heights. See more »

Goofs

After Parker pulls her frozen hand off the safety bar, her skin remains stuck to the metal. Later in the film, the skin is no longer present. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Lynch: I don't see her.
Dan Walker: The shift changes. Just give it a couple of minutes.
Parker O'Neil: Are you sure about this?
Dan Walker: Yeah yeah, works all the time. Besides, this lady loves Lynch. Loves him.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Thawing Out: Frozen's Postproduction Team (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Talented Socialites
Written by Chris Zerby (as Christopher Zerby)
Performed by Helicopter Helicopter
Courtesy of Initial Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Fairly absorbing survival horror.
11 July 2013 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

One's enjoyment of this horror movie from writer / director Adam Green is going to depend on how much they're able to buy into the premise and how much they're willing to swallow - not to mention how sympathetic (or not) they feel towards the three main characters. This viewer honestly found it reasonably compelling if not terribly plausible. However, that may just speak volumes about how much manipulation by the director is going on.

Leads Emma Bell ('The Walking Dead'), Kevin Zegers ("Wrong Turn"), and Shawn Ashmore (the "X-Men" franchise") play Parker, Dan, and Joe, three college age students on a skiing excursion. When night starts to fall, they feel like going on one last run down the mountain, but after they convince the lift operator to let them go back up, the lift stops in place about halfway up the mountain. Then the lights go out, and this trio realizes that they've been forgotten. About 50 feet above the ground, they soon find out that their current predicament has gotten worse: a pack of hungry wolves is waiting below.

"Frozen" does take a while to get going, but once it does it delivers some intense moments - and some gross-out moments, as well. (It's actually hard to not wince sometimes while watching this.) It works as well as it does thanks to the performances of the stars. Most of the movie features just their characters, and they get plenty of time to create some moderately interesting, basically likable personalities. The mountain scenery is of course gorgeous ("Frozen" was filmed entirely on location in Utah), and the camera-work and stunts are particularly impressive. The wolves don't actually figure into the story that much.

Overall the movie does show that Green, if anything, is willing to stretch himself a bit, going for the dramatic here after the jokey nature of his gory slasher homage "Hatchet". "Frozen" does appear to sharply divide viewers, with people either loving it or loathing it and not much in between. Judge for yourself.

Actor / stuntman Kane Hodder, the killer from "Hatchet", makes a cameo appearance.

Six out of 10.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 346 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed