Three teenagers stranded on a ski lift doesn’t sound like the most enthralling concept for a thriller, but writer/director Adam Green (Hatchet) takes the idea to nail-chomping heights.
As night falls and some vicious winter weather rolls in, the three kids (Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers) are faced with making a bone-breaking jump to the wolf-ridden ground below or sitting tight and waiting for the ski club to open again… in just about a week’s time.
Like indie breakout Open Water, this is one of those taut, credible chillers that force you to wonder what you’d do in the situation.
True, it has its share of plot-gaps and padding, but Green’s raw, no-CG approach ensures you really feel the frostbite
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