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Trailer for Adam Green's Stuck-on-a-Ski-Lift Thriller 'Frozen'

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December 21, 2009
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Frozen Trailer

Anchor Bay Films has debuted the first official trailer for Adam Green's Frozen, the movie about the three people who get "trapped" on a ski lift. We featured the first poster for Frozen just last week as well, so you might remember hearing about it then. Although I've heard good things about this, as a skier myself, I was a bit worried it would be too cheesy (kind of like how Cliffhanger is all a bunch of BS if you're a rock climber). But this actually looks good, I'm glad they kept them stuck for more than just one day because overnight on a ski lift would be a breeze. I'm looking forward to seeing this at Sundance. What does everyone else think?

Watch the official trailer for Adam Green's Frozen:

You can also watch the Frozen official trailer in High Definition on Apple

Three skiers (Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell) mistakenly end up stranded on a chairlift and are forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Frozen is written and directed by Adam Green, a Massachusetts-born filmmaker who also directed Hatchet and Spiral previously. This was shot earlier this year at the Snowbasin ski resort in Utah, although it takes place on the East Coast in the film. This will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January in the Park City at Midnight category. Anchor Bay Films will then bring Frozen to theaters sometime mid-to-late 2010.

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  • xerxex
    wow...I just saw the whole flippin' movie right there. This trailer just gave away toooooooo much of the plot away, I mean one gets off of the lift and is attacked by wolves...really? PASS.
  • Corey
    Looks pretty good. "Will do to skiing what Jaws did to swimming". Well, seeing how I do Ski. I should be fine.
  • OCP
    bleh
  • Corey
    Don't*
  • Sabes
    No thanks. I guess because I keep thinking...you realize not long after being stuck that no one is going to come save you for a week. Use what strength you have then before the cold gets to you or lack of food/water, and climb up and across the line. Might be harder than I'm thinking, but you do whatever to survive.
  • Murdock
    Wouldn't it be the Jaws equivalent of going on chairlifts at closing?
  • http://www.superhausdesign.com Superhaus
    This puppy just came out of left field and those types of movies are the ones that become cult hits. Guarantee this'll be a cult hit. I'm very intrigued and excited about this lil' film.
  • Fuelbot
    Sabes, they absolutely do everything YOU would do to survive. And it all goes horribly horribly wrong.
  • Sabes
    @Fuelbot, of course...otherwise there would be no movie. lol
  • Efrain
    looks ok... not bad, but not great
  • http://www.twitter.com/iSamurai iSamurai
    Looks dumb. Hate trailers that give away the entire plot and all of the 'cool' scenes. Then we go see the film and are left seeing and hour and a half of all the shitty in-between dialog and plot-holes. The trailer was enough for me. what #2 and #7 said
  • jvj590
    hey # 6 im hispanic, and the only time we come down a mountain is if we see San Diego at the bottom!!!! lol.... let me know if you get it!
  • jb_moskow
    Haha lol. I wonder at which ski resort they filmed this. The idea that a ski resort would be closed for a solid week any time of the winter is laughable. They are open every single day once they can start making snow and usually don't close till the snow starts melting in March.
  • Kevin
    OK, I'm scared to death of skiing as it is...now I don't think I'll ever be going.
  • http://www.scriptshadow.blogspot.com Script Shadow
    This actually happened to me once. Not on a ski lift, but on top of a ski mountain. The snow was thin and I dropped neck-deep into it - no way to lift myself out. I watched the ski patrol do their last run, and despite me yelling, the wind, twilight and heavy snowfall made it so they couldn't hear or see me. I watched them go down and thought, "That's it." It was five hours later when they finally found me, snow now up to my eyes. Haven't been skiing since. Don't plan on doing it ever again. :)
  • Lauren
    So, uh. Why did she take her gloves off to hold onto the pole? This looks terrible.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Now that's a story! I like #18's story. Sounds like Deep Water though, lol. Still, this does look weak. I'll watch it on HBO or something but so not worth $8. It's not worth my time at all except on a dull day and I'm flippin' to see what's on. Could be fun, seeing them break their legs, ripping skin off, etc. lol
  • Frankie
    Im ready to be underwhelmed....that really looks very weak. Why would you ever take off your gloves? It was a shot but a miss, so I will pass and I'm sure I will never regret it.
  • http://www.hruminations.com John
    Not much of a movie if you don't lie to get on the slope and carry a whistle, flashlight and a knife. Bonus points for a GMRS/FRS radio or an avalanch transponder. I assume they are forgotten because they count noses and lift tickets issued. Where's a tauntaun when you need one (or three).
  • Cody
    Ok at nighttime they were realizing they got trapped then I noticed it was day when they were trying to get out.......you break your skis off cause of the bindings and climb the rail while you still have heat in your limbs. So they waited all fucking night until they realized o wait no ones coming. Not to mention ski patrols make thorough checks to make sure this doesnt happen. O yea and about 99.9% ski resorts have hotels, restaurants at the bottom of the bsin and they werent even that far up. As a die hard skier myself I could pick this trailer apart all fucking day this is rediculous. ON A SNOWY WEEK IF THE POWDER IS STILL COMING THEY KEEP THE LIFTS GOING THEY WOULDNT OF HAD THE PLACE OPEN LESS IT WAS A SEASON WTF RESORT ONLY OPENS ON THE WEEKENDS!!!
  • Matthew
    Im sorry but this just looks freaking ridiculous!. Whats next? People trapped in a casino with no money, Oh the HORROR!
  • Wow.
    @21 That was the effing worst parallel I have ever heard. A casino with no money? Please do not procreate. These people would clearly die of hypothermia.. But a casino with no money? Really? ...Really?? The movie looks pretty decent. I might see it if there isn't anything else that is better looking horror.. Maybe the crazies. The crazies looks cool. @21 again: How did you even form that response? Are you ESL or something? Jesus. All joking aside, how the hell did that even seem like a legitimate statement?
  • ToidBoiga
    lol @ 21 that was a pretty bad call. lol @ 22 you really need to chill dude Movie looks watchable, the acting will have to be spot on to be an effective thriller.
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    It actually looks better than stupid, which is good. Still looks pretty daft, so the wolves get one guy with the broken leg then? But no aliens, dang...
  • dom
    This looks brilliant - I'm so glad they kept it ultra realistic.. it made it much more intense! Can't wait to see this.
  • WTF
    Is this a joke or something?
  • beavis
    i think #18 said it best: "i'm ready to be underwhelmed" i figure i'll check this out when it hits dvd (if it isn't direct to dvd) but i'm not expecting much.
  • neonblue120
    well i think i just saw a majority of the movie now why should i pay 9 bucks to see an under developed over hyped bland movie?
  • steve
    Why have they still got their boards on all the way through that trailer? Mine would've been undone after an hour.
  • http://www.daequitas.deviantart.com burak "Daequitas"
    # 21, Matthew: dude you really gave me stomachache from laughing :D in a casino with no money :D i still do laugh as i imagine the scene, terrified and lonely :P :P # 15, Script Shadow: dude you are one unlucky...well.. dude? :D nose deep in snow :( well at times like these one can always remember the tale of the donkey that fell in a deep hole and the villagers threw dirt on it by the shovels, at first it cried like hell thinking they were burying it alive but as he kicked and screamed it realised that as he kicked the dirt that fell on the bottom made it rise. so he kinda daced its way out stepping on each shovel of dirt as a stepping stone :D but thats gotta be a real bad experience. about the concept. well i myself skii too and kinda were in a similar situation stranded on the lift due to a malfunction for almost two hours, in a softly building blizzard. me and my friend got bored and decided to give it a try and had to jump about +/- two stories down and ski our way back to the hotel.. heheh it was really an adventure. maybe it was because our athletic build, active sports life and stupid courage we were back at our hotel and had our dinner by the time they finally got the lift working again :D wish we had cameras back then :( about the trailer, i dont really think its an original idea. Open Water was original and i have seen divers forgotten down below in the boat next to us :D but on a lift with more than one way to at least make your way back this is really not much of a fright. the only way one can feel terrified in such a situation is panic.and the trailer is not much of a thrill giver. infact i believe i dont need to see the frigging thing after this trailer. i dont know..i will see this but i am not getting my hopes up even a notch. cheers
  • gplongwood
    That has to be one of the stupidest movie ideas ever. I think Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was probably way better.
  • duane
    so i guess the lesson is... always make sure one of your friends has a fully charged cell phone that can work in high altitudes. Now I know.. and knowing is half the battle.... GI Snow......
  • rblitz7
    hahaha umm why dont they just jump off the lift?!?! they do realize they have snowboards and skis and theres snow all around them, lmao. Would of made more sense if they got stuck in a gondola really high up or something.
  • twispious
    wheres bear grylls when you need him
  • Welbanks
    @15 make your own movie :D apparently a plot like that can last 90 minutes
  • Alec Baldwin
    Hey this stuff about being trapped is real. I was once trapped in the woods alone until these cute little Christmas Critters found me and took me to their cave where they tried to implant the unborn fetus of the son of the devil in my body to take over the world until these little cougar cubs performed an abortion on me through my butt and killed the evil seed.
  • Huh?-Man
    This is bascially "Deep Water" on a ski lift. No thanks.
  • Cineprog
    Theres no real scope for the material, it looks shit to me. :(
  • Matt
    Wow, its Open Water, only with snow instead of water and wolves instead of sharks. This should not have been compared to Jaws in any way. That being said I will probably still see if only for the wolf attack, should be gory.
  • Fuelbot
    @16 Everything here happens out of story. She doesn't take her glove off. There's a reason she loses it. There's a reason she's holding the pole. There's nothing where you go, "Oh fuck. That wouldnt happen."
  • http://thetylerhayes.com/ Tyler Hayes
    Shawn Ashmore needs a new agent. The Ruins? Smallville? (after the first good seasons) Now this? Yikes. Hopefully he gets cast in the new X-Men: First Class movie as the baby version of himself. I'm sure by then he'll be bald and they'll have perfected the digital age reversal technology anyway. PS - There are so many good comments on this post that I would love to respond to, but watching everyone else flame each other is much more fun than bringing it down on myself. Maybe someone could just give me one flame, for old time's sake?
  • arjones
    I'll probably see this at some point in my life for free. That being said, what I don't agree with is the reference to Jaws. What an insult to Jaws. I was scared of swimming in our lake because of that movie. This my friend is no Jaws.
  • Me
    Adam Green needs to stick to music.
  • Said
    ummmmm..... yeaah i dont know
  • mikey
    this movie looks f*n gay. thanks but no thanks.
  • austin
    gay gay gay gay just fall off the stupid chair lift and dont die, theres snow at the bottom plus lifts close at what 4 IN THE AFTERNOON unless there is all damn night long skiing and if you've ever been night skiing on an open lift, its colder than all hell if you go watch this movie your a retard
  • giraffic
    @41 that was actually his twin brother in smallville, but whatever. looks so dumb.
  • Robbie
    Spooky..
  • ski in snow
    yup have to agree seriously????????????? ok ok in very small rural towns they do close lifts in certain times of year for a few days but agree with points above 1) ski patrol and lifties check lines and lifts 2) if caught on lift for what is going to be days scream like hell, drop poles ect at good times and hope the zoned cat drivers and other attendees who work there after hours and during closed days hear you 3) worst case tie your jacket to wrist and james bond it a few chairs to the next pole where they always have a ladder to climb down and FOR GODS SAKE DO THIS BEFORE THE WOLVES COME!!!!!!!!!!! cause well - there are ALWAYS wolves looting around busy ski resorts hoping against a millionth of chance there will be stupid people in the chair first getting stupid slow and gloveless before jumping off the lift , breaking their legs and flopping aroung bloody and ready for mouths of the pack - hellooooooo..... look what we have done to the wolves!!! Now they are all pavlovian - hanging around ski lifts like seagulls - shame shame shame
  • jason k
    OPEN WATER OPEN WATER 2 FROZEN Cant WAIT til the make a movie about the plane that can't land, wait... they already did that, and the gunner just drew them a cartoon wheel so they could land... Nevermind Can't WAIT til they make one where a guy is in a desert, and his car breaks donw and he runs out of water, will he survive the night? But the can't make it an arctic desert because then they will have to call it Frozen, and that has already been done... MAN OH MAN It must be TOUGH being a Hollywood PRODUCER THESE DAYS......
  • jdl
    Cant wait till they make a movie of a couple who go into the grand canyon after they were warned not too and their guide dies....oh wait they did make that. I can't wait to get money for a movie where a white couples car breaks down in harlem and they have to make it back to the villiage....wait...harlem is white now...uggg
  • RDK
    This is just class, brilliant, I will watch it purely for the comedy value. I cant even imagine how they squeezed 90 minutes "entertainment" out of this. I have an idea for a film, its not as good as the Casino with no money theme, but theres this bloke who goes to the Gents (bathroom,toilet, whatever you want to call it) he does the biggest poop, and then discovers theres no paper, he's stuck for days as its last thing before Christmas holidays........the rats come out and try to bite his behind, he is found in a hallway with pants at half-mast after New Year......half starved to death and stinking like a drain.......I think it has potential, I'll call it "Sh1t house shocker" or something...
  • Felix
    Guys, help me! I'm in a supermarket, AND IT'S CLOSING IN TWO HOURS! HEEELP!
  • Tarayn
    Ha. Okay. This looks incredibly dumb. They obviously aren't in Colorado... They would not have mad it alive in a chair over night here. It's supposed to be like a week. lol. Um, not. If they just got lost maybe. But not on the lift in the wind and snow overnight. And why would the girl have put her hands on the lift with no gloves. And most of the giant poles that hold the lift up have latters and they're like every 50 feet. Ha, there are WAY too many holes in this plot. But that would suck and be super scary. #52 Nice story idea. lol. #42 I agree #32 Haha and Nice #32. Yeah. I live in Colorado and at least one person's cell phone seems to work in almost every area we've been in. I rarely have trouble getting service from Verizon anywhere. #13 And good point. They would never close for a week. Even around Christmas. And if it were May/June, near the end of ski season, pretty much anywhere in the USA it wouldn't be that cold in that way.
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  • Angry Yanee
    Reasons why this would probably never happen: One: find me a resort that closes for a whole week during Peak Snow Season and I'll show you a resort that won't be there (Or at least under new management) next season. Two: Even when the resort is CLOSED Ski Patrol is still out and about making sure no idiots are getting dead on mountain.. Three: Lift line operators know how long it takes for the line to run a full cycle and they run it for one full cycle after they stop letting people on, so theres no way you're going to get stuck half way up. Four: There are operators at every lift station along the lift line. At least TWO people would either A: be skiing down the mountain after closing the lift down, or B: actually riding the lift down from their stations. So anyone on the chair would have been spotted. And I'm not even going to mention theres a chance your cellphone would probably work anyways in the odd, lottery-like, perfect storm of total fail happened that actually allowed you to get stuck on a lift line (And again, it would be over night. Not a week). As a skiier, I'm more worried about a brown recluse moving into my boots in the off season....
    • Wishyouwerehere987
      Just because ski resorts have procedures, doesn't mean the staff running the ski lifts follow them. If i'm remembering this correctly, the first guy that was working the lift put the red flag up before the skiers actually got on the lift. So, it is possible that it could happen. I do, however agree that most ski resorts are open 7 days a week during peak season. During the movie they mentioned numerous times that they kept their cell phones in the locker. I thought this was a great movie, full of suspense and it made me really think about what I would do if it happened to me. At first I didn't like the acting but once they were stuck in the ski lift, it got much better.
  • zed
    WOW this movie was amazing scary. It could so happen there have been people stuck in lifts B4 and almost died. They picked a bad resort so leason to be learned dont be cheap on anything that has any danger in it. Rock climbing ,skiing, sky diving, and so on or else. Dont have money stay home
  • Cristina
    Just saw this movie and i think it's perfectly plausible --except for the wolves. Being stuck in the ski lift would have been bad enough. So many people die out of stupidity! I didn't think the movie was boring either. It was good entertainment. Jaws was a lot more absurd and people got scared still.
  • sunshine
    I have never been to ski before. it is first time to watch Frozen but can't bear to watch any futher after a guy jump and land himself weck!! I am so happy that my man turn that movie off and carry on other free movies. The only thing the girl said "it is closed sunday night and it will open until friday." I got choking from food and cough so bad, oh man...it is terrible movie and I am too sentive to watch any further. so I ask people about the movie and tell me what happen. oh the girl got away. But I find it all so disturbing that they didn't listen to the guy who works for the seat machine, he said 'it is not allowed at night and the weather is going to be storm." I can't believe those three begged him. If I am there, I will go home for sure. I don't like at night.
  • deadlydonald22
    good movie but i was gettin pussy so i didnt see all of it

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