Movie Reviews

Horror Film “Frozen” (2010) is a Frightening Masterpiece

Frozen Movie Review

Title: Frozen

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Rating: R

RunTime: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Released: January 24, 2010

Directed By: Adam Green

Starring: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers

Available On: Tubi, The Roku Channel, YouTube, Amazon Prime


A group of three friends find themselves stranded on a chairlift, 50 feet in the air after the ski resort closes on a Sunday night. Parker, Joe, and Dan panic as they realize the resort will not open again until Friday. Time and nature become their greatest enemies.

My Thoughts:

Frozen, not to be confused with the heartwarming Disney film of the same name, is utterly terrifying. I have never gone skiing before, and I probably never will. Anybody with a fear of heights will easily relate to the anxiety the main characters feel when the chairlift gets stuck. 

The characters are incredibly realistic. They make mistakes, panic, argue, and are heavily influenced by fear. They are not perfect by a long shot, but this serves to make the plot more believable. 

The simple premise allows viewers to stay in the moment with the characters. The use of practical effects instead of CGI helps with the immersion. Tension builds gradually until you find yourself covering your eyes, watching the movie through the gaps between your fingers. 

As someone who does not watch horror movies often, this film left me scared for hours. I loved that this movie did not have any supernatural aspects to the story like many others in the genre. 

Frozen is available to watch for free on Tubi, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and The Roku Channel. I would highly recommend this movie to anybody looking for a good thriller to get your heart pounding. If you can handle some gore and anxiety-inducing scenes, this is the movie for you. 

Have you watched Frozen? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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