Wind Chill (2007) is an American thriller drama horror movie that was filmed in several locations in Canada. Director Gregory Jacobs (Criminal (2004), Magic Mike XXL (2015), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)) did an okay job executing this movie about two students being caught in a supernatural world. The storyline was good but needed more flare to it. I enjoyed this urban legend movie but will not watch it again because it is one of those movies that you watch one time and only one time.
Wind Chill revolves around two students whose names are not revealed encountering a lot of problems that are life-threatening on their road trip. The female/girl (Emily Blunt) attends Pennsylvania University and wants to go home for Christmas. She needs a ride home to Wilmington, Delaware and decides to use the rideshare program. A male/guy (Ashton Holmes) that sits behind her in class responds to her ad, and they soon began their road trip to Wilmington. The guy tried many times to talk to her on their road trip, but she appeared to be stuck up/anti-social to talk to him. I knew something was wrong when the guy needed to ask for directions at the gas station because he previously claimed that he drove the route many times before. Skip forward - the duo encounters a few terrifying incidents, and it does not stop as they saw tall black figures with white/pale looking faces that do not respond to the duo shouting at them. The girl was one brave girl because I would not be caught dead running after a figure I do not know and absolutely not touching it as she did and got burnt. It was gross to see what came out of its mouth, just made me want to puke. The guy finally gave in and told the girl everything including that he only lives ten minutes from campus but decides to drive her home after he read her text in class while sitting behind her. He also admitted to having a crush on her and wanted to spend some alone time with her, the girl fell for the whole bit and did not suspect anything else. Pennsylvania Highway Patrol officer (Martin Donovan) tried to get the girl into his vehicle, but the girl put up a fight after realizing that he might harm her. The guy tried to help her by knocking the officer over the head with an iron rod. What happens next was a twist that I did not see coming.
I gave this movie a five because it had a few surprise elements to it and I enjoyed the twists. The two main actors did a fantastic job with their roles, and their acting was believable. The special effects and makeup were excellent, but the screenplay needed to be improved. The director did a good job capturing the movie from different camera angles. I would have probably enjoyed this movie more if I knew the main characters names. Overall, this movie is a hit or miss as the movie is slow paced at times and then you might be like, what in the world was this/that person thinking? Like I said, I enjoyed the movie but will not be seeing it again.
About Wind Chill (2007)
Starring: Chelan Simmons, Ned Bellamy, Ian A. Wallace, Martin Donovan, Emily Blunt, Donny James Lucas, Darren Moore, Ian Thompson, Linden Banks, Ashton Holmes, Caz Odin Darko, Heath Horejda
Director: Gregory Jacobs