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Fear Friday ~ Don't Drive On UnPlowed Roads or Why You Should Always Carry An Outdated Phone.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