:: Thaw :: 2009 ::
:: Mark Lewis ::

Acting: 5
Anxiety: 5
Atmosphere: 6
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 4
Production: 5
Recommended: 4
Scares: 3
Story: 5
Unpredictable: 5

Total: 52

I tend to like arctic horror - you know, everyone’s stuck in some lab, some ancient frozen horror is in thaw, it’s up to us to stop it before it reaches civilization. The thing I don’t like about it is that I just summed up 90% of arctic horror movies in that last sentence. This movie was no different. Except it was way grosser. Basically, parasites are thawing from a wooly mammoth carcass, getting into people, people are dying. Unfortunately, no one turned into monsters, like The Thing. Nor was anyone an outer space monster, like in The Thing. The older one, that is. Instead, there are just a ton of needles and body horror stuff. And old Val Kilmer. He has just NOT been able to hold onto his (somewhat limited) acting ability past the 90s.