torsdag 9 januari 2014

Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo (1995)

Rednecks accidentally manages to break a protecting circle that releases the evil Wendigo. A group of friends gather in a small cabin to party and suffers the wrath of amongst others: A stop motion Wendigo, Chili monsters, zombies, a naked women that turns into a demon and much more. My kind of plot. Too bad about the movie.

This one really had the potential of being a lovable cheese "classic" in the style of Demon wind or Forever evil but ultimately fails for several reasons. It's not that it isn't entertaining, there is a lot of silly gore and some nudity to liven things up (even some pretty cool stop motion towards the end that is a lot better than I would have expected), the movie is filled with oddball stuff at a fairly breakneck pace but in the end it is just a little too silly. But the single most fatal mistake the movie does is the soundtrack. Every scene is filled with rock/country music complete with lyrics to match the scene and it is just plain GOD DAMN AWFUL! Every time the movie seems to redeem itself with a cheesy gore-scene the music starts up and kills everything. One of the main actors was the guitarist in The Stooges, I blame him. The rest of the actors don't help much either, ranging from fucking awful to barely bareable. Very barely.

It's a shame really, this could have been fun. Frostbiter - Wrath of the Wendigo feels a lot like another rambling schlockfest, namely the weird Winterbeast and if you managed to sit through that one you will probably like this. It might work a lot better if you turn the sound off but on the other hand you won't be hearing the hilariously daft dialogue. I really don't know what else to say about this train-wreck, I wanted to hate it but I can't. I just can't. Watch it with friends and beer. At least it is about a million times better than 1978 Wendigo.

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