Title: Jack Frost
Release Date: November 18, 1997
Time: 89 minutes
He’s got ice in his veins and he’s giving cold-blooded a whole new meaning? his name is Jack Frost. After five years of terror and 38 bodies in five states, serial killer Jack is on his way to execution. But a freak accident with a truckload of genetic material in the middle of a snowstorm mutates Jack into a killer snowman. Now only an army can stop the slay ride of terror from this frosty monster with icicle fangs. Hell has just frozen over… he’s the abominable Jack Frost.
Since there’s already Christmas stuff in the stores, I thought I would start the 31 Days of Horror with a Christmas horror movie. This was a first time watch, even though it was put out in 1997.
I really enjoyed this one. There were so many cheesy lines that I could see a group of friends getting together every winter to watch this one, and shout the lines at the TV, just like with Rocky Horror Picture Show. I also thought the beginning with the grandpa telling the kid a story very amusing. If I had kids, this is probably something I would do.
There were bits with gore, but that too was amusing, and you could tell way before hand how someone was going to get killed. I’m not one of those horror loving people who can tell you all the various actors/directors and what they’ve done, but I did recognize Shannon Elizabeth from Saved by the Bell. She played a horny teenager, and it made me wonder if she made this one before or after American Pie. (Checked and this one was before.)
The one thing I couldn’t get over at the end, but in a good way, was that the son made his dad some oats and put antifreeze in it to “Keep him warm”. When the dad found out he just laughed. All I could think was, Your kid is trying to kill you, and you just laugh it off??? But it amused me, and this will probably be the only thing I remember if you ask me about this movie ten years from now.