Friday, May 8, 2015

Fear Friday ~ Don't Drive On UnPlowed Roads or Why You Should Always Carry An Outdated Phone.


Welcome to another Fear Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog. We are celebrating summer being right around the corner, and our Fabulous Spring Giveaway, so all of the movie selections in May will have a road trip theme. This week's tale takes us on a chilly road trip that leads us into the middle of a ghost story. It also teaches us the importance of being prepared on any road trip. It may be spring but grab a warm blanket and some extra food just in case. Enjoy! 

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Friday - Wind Chill


Tagline - There are worse things than dying.


Directed by Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL) and released on April 27, 2007 by TriStar Pictures (Rated R). When Girl (Emily Blunt) needs a ride home from college for the Christmas holiday she accepts a ride-share with Guy (Ashton Holmes). While she begins to suspect his true intentions a turn of events will give her far more to worry about.

Our two main character are known simply as Girl and Guy. Girl needs a ride home from college for the Christmas holiday and is suggested by a friend to try the ride-share board. Thinking it sounds better, or maybe cheaper, than the Greyhound Bus she accepts a ride with Guy. Another student but someone she has never met before. It does not take long for these two to realize they do not mix well and the five hour ride might be a long one. Even worse, Girl starts to highly suspect that Guy's intentions are not what they appear to be.

Instructed to stick to the highway by the locals Guy decides instead to take a "scenic route". Girl is far from happy about this but has little time to worry about it as an unfortunate turn of events awaits then on Route 606.

This week's movie takes us on a road trip in the cold snowy season. The season where you do not go on "scenic" roads that have not been plowed unless you know what you are doing and even then not so much. Girl and Guy end up stranded on the side of a very snowy and lonely road. Well, maybe not so lonely. Not only was it the wrong road to take because of the weather but definitely the wrong road for an even more deadly reason.

Wind Chill is a moody, atmospheric ghost story that moves at a slower pace but is filled with a creepiness that works. Low on the gore factor and not too scary. While it may not be the best spooky movie you will ever see I think it is definitely worth a watch. I am a firm believer that less is more when it comes to movies being creepy. A very simple thing can make your spine shiver. On that note make sure to watch the car windows throughout the movie once they are stranded.

Wind Chill is available to rent on most DVD and DVD streaming services.


Take a look at the original trailer.


Sorry, no trivia for this one.

64 comments:

  1. This sent chills down my spine. Definitely 1 my daughter & husband would like!

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  2. too creepy, i haven't seen it but i don't think i would want too after this excerpt/trailer

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  3. I haven't seen or even heard of this one, but I love Emily Blunt so I'd definitely check it out.

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  4. Whoa, sounds chilling. hahah I like Emily Blunt so I'm going to see if I can find this guy

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  5. This looks like a very scary movie. I don't think I would like it as I don't like scary movies.

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  6. This one sounds intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. This looks like one to try. I'm going to look for it on Netflix!

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  8. I haven't seen this or even heard of it, but it sounds good. I will have to check it out!

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  9. Sounds terrifying, definitely more my speed of psychological thriller.

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  10. I LOVE ghost stories! Sounds like a good one!

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  11. Yes I would like to see this one. I love anything that has mystery in it and this one definitely does. Strange Happenings. Scarey but not Gorey. Sounds like it was made for me1

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  12. Haven't seen it, but I saw you wrote "atmospheric ghost story" and that's all need to watch it.

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  13. Haven't seen it, but I saw you wrote "atmospheric ghost story" and that's all need to watch it.

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  14. I have not seen it but after watch in the trailer I am going to rent it.

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  15. I have seen this one!! I thought it was OK, I really like movies that scare me and this one didn't. It's not bad tho, and when it comes on TV I tend to watch it again :)

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  16. Interesting. I haven't seen this one.

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  17. Have not seen this one, looks very intriguing.

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  18. I think I saw this a while ago and enjoyed it. In the dead of Winter- while driving with a stranger- I always think that it's an awesome idea to take a shortcut off the main road. ROTFL

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  19. haven't heard of it, but sounds suspenseful

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  20. Sounds very creepy. Something I'd watch cuddled up with hubby! :o)

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  21. Emily Blunt! How did I miss this one?! Gotta watch it... Thanks!

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  22. i enjoyed this when i watched it years ago. But then, I like Emily Blunt...

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  23. Nicole Carter (Weasley)May 9, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Here's another one I never even heard of! Looks creepy! My kind of movie!

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  24. Haven't seen this one - sounds interesting.

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  25. This sounds a little spooky, I really like this kind of movie and will have to see if they have it on amazon Prime.

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  26. Haven't seen it. It seems to creepy for me.

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  27. Definitely one I would like to see! I love these kind of movies!

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  28. Sounds like good, creepy movie, but the characters should have names.

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  29. I had seen it and its actually quite good

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  30. Looks a little to creepy for me but if my family or a friend watched with me I might get through it. I don't think it's my cup of tea.

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  31. I am not much of a horror movie fan - okay - I'm not a horror movie fan at all. I think real life if scary enough.

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  32. I have seen this before. Definitely a creepy one.

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  33. I've never even heard of this movie. Although, I love a good scary movie & this looks really good! Not driving down unplowed roads and always having an old cell phone - haha!

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  34. Not my cup of tea I don't do this kind of movie but it's definitely eye catching!

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  35. not sure i would like it

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  36. I have not thought about this film in years! It originally made me very glad I carpooled with a group of well trusted friends. We had a 4 hour trip.

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  37. I think that I've seen part of this movie, but it wasn't for me.

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  38. Definitely not my cup of tea.

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  39. I don't think this one is for me.

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  40. I have never heard of this one - but I HATE scary movies....I can't do it!

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  41. It is okay. Bit creepy, but different.

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  42. This looks scary I am not into scary movies so I don't think I would watch it.

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  43. Looks very good interesting.

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  44. This looks like a great movie, definitely something I'd like to see. Why would anyone want to take a ride with a stranger in the first place? Stranger Danger!!

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  45. I started watching this moving on either Lifetime or LMN one day and I just couldn't get into it. It just couldn't keep my attention for whatever reason. I do love Emily Blunt though.

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  46. This looks like it could be a good movie. I'm not watching the trailer as I'm here alone and I don't want to be scared by myself right now lol Thanks for sharing tho. :)

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  47. I haven't seen it yet, but I think I would like this movie. I love horror movies.

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  48. I would definitely watch this movie.

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  49. I don't think I would watch this one either!!!! Too creepy.

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  50. I kind of like the sound of this one, because I do like Emily Blunt. I hate the cold, so that tagline, even if it was just talking about them being stuck stranded in the cold, is pretty spot on.

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  51. I do enjoy a good scary movie much better than a horror film.
    I have not seen this one but I think I might check it out.

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  52. Sounds like a great creepy movie !

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  53. I haven't seen this movie, so thank you for the recommendation

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  54. I love Emily Blunt & I haven't seen this one yet. I will have to agree with you on less is more & I like creppy suspense filled ghost movies! I am really happy i found your blog, i like your reviews on these kinds of movies ;) Thank you!

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  55. I love Emily Blunt & I haven't seen this one yet. I will have to agree with you on less is more & I like creppy suspense filled ghost movies! I am really happy i found your blog, i like your reviews on these kinds of movies ;) Thank you!

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  56. I love Emily Blunt & I haven't seen this one yet. I will have to agree with you on less is more & I like creppy suspense filled ghost movies! I am really happy i found your blog, i like your reviews on these kinds of movies ;) Thank you!

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  57. Have not seen this one yet! it looks very creepy and if i watch it im having someone here with me lol

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  58. I have not seen this movie but I would like to now. I would like to see Emily Blunt in this movie - looks scary.

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  59. This looked like a cold-defying movie in essence that it was winter themed and bone chillingly scary. I like it and would like to see it in the future.

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