Wind Chill (2007) Review

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Wind Chill (2007) Review

by Yo Adrian on November 13th, 2019 | Movie Review | Christmas, Road Trip, Supernatural, Mind Bender, Thriller

Wind Chill was directed by Gregory Jacobs  and stars Emily Blunt (from A Quiet Place and  The Wolfman), Ashton Holmes (from The Divide) and Martin Donovan (from  The Haunting In Connecticut, Right to Die and  Nadja). It’s about a couple of college kids who get lost in the Twilight Zone on their way home from school for the holidays.

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Wind Chill Review

I've had this one on my watch list for quite a while now but never got around to watching it simply because it's a movie that takes place during Christmas and whenever I thought about this movie it was summer. So now that it’s Christmas I finally got my chance to sit down for this one. The best way to describe wind chill is that it's just like Frozen (no, not Disney’s Frozen) but with the supernatural element. In Frozen, the group of friends get stuck on a ski lift over the weekend and, well, freeze. In Wind Chill a couple of friends get stuck in a car overnight and slowly freeze while being tormented by the ghosts of people who froze in the past.

Wind Chill was fun in that there were a lot of twists and turns as well as a sense of an uncertain reality. The two college kids experience a lot of weird things that you're not always sure are really happening. Their reality and the reality of the past are constantly being interwoven.

I personally found this movie more interesting than scary, mainly because most of the scares were predictable, of the jump variety, and relied on a lot of familiar tropes. For example, the movie featured the old creepy gas station, it used a minor car crash to get our protagonists out of the car and then sure enough… no cell reception.

Wind Chill takes place during Christmas but it's not really a Christmas horror movie . The most you get are some Christmas songs playing on the radio.

Worth Watching?

I'm kind of 50/50 on this one. On one hand it's a decent movie with an interesting story, but on the other hand it's fairly forgettable. I don't regret watching it and I had enough fun while watching it, but nothing really stuck in my mind afterward. I'd say it's worth watching if you're just looking for a casual horror to kill some time with.


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