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Wind Chill (2007)

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Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

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Gregory Jacobs

Writers:

Joe Gangemi (as Joseph Gangemi), Steven Katz

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emily Blunt ... Girl
Ashton Holmes ... Guy
Martin Donovan ... Highway Patrolman
Ned Bellamy ... Snowplow Driver
Ian A. Wallace Ian A. Wallace ... Priest (as Ian Wallace)
Donny Lucas ... Stranger
Chelan Simmons ... Blonde Girl
Darren Moore ... Clerk
Linden Banks ... Proctor
Caz Odin Darko ... Teenage Boy #1 (as Caz Darko)
Heath Horejda Heath Horejda ... Teenage Boy #2
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Storyline

A couple of college students known only as the Girl and the Guy are traveling home to Delaware the day before Christmas Eve. They're on a frozen road that the Guy is convinced is a scenic short-cut. In the middle of nowhere in below freezing conditions they are run off the road by a hit and runner. They soon realize they're caught in a supernatural bubble where a crime from 1953 is doomed to repeat itself, year after year threatening new victims. The Guy attempts to walk back to the last petrol station but his wounds from the crash are worse than he let on. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Catch Your Death See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,146, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$36,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,060
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the crash, car interior scenes were shot on a stage, while all exterior scenes were shot on an actual cold snowy road, with trailers on location to keep cast and crew warm in between takes. See more »

Goofs

The outside temperature is below zero but their breath (water vapor) is never seen. See more »

Quotes

Guy: Okay, so let me get this straight, you think I intentionally arranged for us to get stranded out here?
Girl: I don't know!
Guy: It was an accident, goddammit! You saw the other guy! You think he was in on it too?
Girl: Maybe!
Guy: You're crazy!
Girl: I'm crazy?
Guy: Yes!
Girl: You know what, while you were supposedly unconscious, I got through to a friend's voice mail and I'm sure she's called the cops.
Guy: Would you listen to yourself? What kind of a psycho do you think I am?
Girl: Exactly!
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Connections

Featured in A Frozen Set: The Making of 'Wind Chill' (2007) See more »

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Applaud the attempt ...
30 July 2011 | by TaxFriesSee all my reviews

Good effort to make a genuinely scary ghost story. The actor James Mason once wrote that films in the snow never work because they make the audience feel cold, but on this occasion the snow helped create a 'chilling' atmosphere. Good performance from Emily Blunt.

Other reviewers have noted that there were some missed opportunities to raise the film above the seemingly modest aspirations of the scriptwriter and director. The haunting did not start until well into the movie, and the ghostly figures and location were underused.

Nevertheless, it gives hope for more psychological horror and fewer gore features in the future.


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