Jack Frost

Tag line : He's Chillin, and Killin!

Jack FrostNot to be confused with the Michael Keaton family film of the same name, this campy horror comedy revolves around a serial killer, Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald), who is being transported to his place of execution, when his prison bus collides with a tanker full of chemicals from a genetic research lab during a snow storm.

Attempting to flee from the bus, he gets hit with a wash of chemicals from the tanker, which melts him into the snow. However, it seems that Jack hasn't just dissolved, his body structure has bonded with the snow.

Soonafter, the nearby town of Snowmonton finds they have a killer snowman on the loose, but with the town being the snowman capital of the world, it looks like the local Sheriffs office is going to have its work cut out trying to find out which one is Jack. But how do you kill a snowman?

Featuring a whole slew of ridiculous death scenes, including sledders being decapitated with their own sledges, people being strung up with Christmas lights and shot with icicles, the film is exactly what you'd expect from a low budget horror comedy of this nature.

The most hilarious scene though surely has to be the where a Jack pops up in the bath as a pre-American Pie Shannon Elizabeth tries to take a shower and appears to get crushed to death, until you realise the carrot from his nose is "missing" (lets just say Christmas "came" early)!

Extremely daft and campy, which makes no attempt to disguise its low-budget B-movie trappings, the film is a laugh riot and most definitely falls into the "so bad its good" category and would like to recommend this to all horror B-movie lovers.

Overall marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • The movie was actually filmed around the city of Big Bear Lake in California. A popular tourist resort for ski-ers.

  • This marked the feature film debut of Shannon Elizabeth, who's probably best known for her role as Nadia in the American Pie movies. She also starred in "Scary Movie", "13 Ghosts", "Cursed" and "Night of the Demons".

  • Christopher Allport, who plays Sam the Sheriff, ironically died in an Avalanche whilst skiing in 2008.

  • Writer director Michael Cooney also wrote the 2003 thriller "Identity".

  • The original US VHS release had a lenticular cover, which had a 3D image of Jack changing from a cute face to an evil face on it.

  • Christopher Allport (Sam the Sheriff) also starred in the 1986 Tobe Hooper film "Invaders from Mars".

  • The Greek release was titled "Maniakos Hionanthropos" which translates as "Maniac Snowman"

  • Steven Mendel, who plays FBI Agent Manners, also played Detective Mullins in "Scanners 2" and Mark in "Stepfather 3".

  • Brian Leckner (Deputy Pullman) also played Officer Keener in "Roadkill".

  • Special effects maestro Screamin Mad George, who also worked on "Predator", "Re-Animator 2" and some of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films helped create the special make-up effects for the film.

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