Saturday, 24 March 2012
DVD: THE THAW (2011), 7 DAYS OF HORROR DAY 1
A fairly undistinguished start to to 7 days of horror. This Canadian produced movie reminds me of an episode of the X-Files on a larger budget. It isn't bad, it's just been done before.
Set on island in the far north, a polar bear has been munching on a slowly thawing (global warming is the big theme here) corpse of a wooly mammoth which has been infected by a very hungry beetle which in turn infects a scientific team (lead by Val Kilmer) with disastrous results. A group of students (who have been picked to work with the illustrious professor), the helicopter pilot, and his estranged daughter arrive to find the base empty. And one by one they get infected by the parasites.
Will anyone survive? Will the parasites spread to the rest of the world? Frankly it's hard to care. Despite being quite competent on the technical and acting fronts and never boring it just isn't very interesting either. One for the charity shop I think.