One of BLURPPY’s favorite actors, The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker, stars in Hypothermia from Dark Sky Films. When asked what attracted him to the project, this is what Rooker had to say. “My buddy from Henry produced the project. So I spoke with the director over the phone and it was a great little project up in the wilds of upper New York State. I’m a big “Creature from the Black Lagoon” fan from yesteryear and this was kind of a tribute to that. The director is a very cool guy and he’s a really big fan of the genre and we chatted a bit and I ended up hopping on board.”
Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen spot.
The fishermen quickly notice that the fish below the thick ice aren’t biting, and Ray thinks the Cotes’ state-of-the-art gear, including a loud ice drill, has scared them all away. But the two families’ petty squabbles are soon eclipsed by a much greater enemy: Something unnatural and ferocious is under the ice and its prey is human. Miles from civilization and with only a few inches separating them from the freezing water below, the Pelletiers and the Cotes must find a way to work together to fight the vicious creature that’s out to hunt them.
Directed by James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Canniballistic, Satan Hates You) and produced by the creators of new cult classics The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers and Stake Land, HYPOTHERMIA is as taut as a fishing line snagged by a barracuda. This modern spin on the classic monster movie features memorable performances from horror vet Rooker and co-stars Blanche Baker (Sixteen Candles, The Girl Next Door) and Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).
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