Jack Frost (1997) Movie Review


Jack Frost (1997)

1997 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
89 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Jack Frost Review


A serial killer dies, comes back as a snowman, and wreacks havoc.

Jack Frost (1998) is an American comedy horror movie that takes place in a fictional town called Snowmonton. Jack Frost’s cover photo/image screams comedy horror, the movie is a cult classic. Director Michael Cooney (Identity (2003), Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000), The I Inside (2004)) execution style is not worthy of the movie industry. Michael’s poor execution style was saved by a plot hole filled screenplay with comedy relief. The film contains a snowman raping a female, extreme violence, comedy, thrills, sexual language, bad language, suspense and some frightening scenes.

Jack Frost revolves around Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald - Jarhead (2005), Water for Elephants (2011), Fire in the Sky (1993)) who is a serial killer. Jack is being transported to receive his execution when the vehicle carrying him crashed into a genetics truck. Jack’s body and skeletal is melted with the acid on the genetics truck, and his remains are mutated and fused together with the snow on the ground with the help of the genetic materials. Everyone believed that the serial killer Jack that murdered thirty-eight people across five states is dead and his body vanished by melting away. Jack is not dead as everyone in the movie world knows. Jack is back to seek revenge on Sheriff Sam Tiler (Christopher Allport - Another World (1964), Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)) for arresting him.

It did not take long for body pile up to occur after Jack presumably died in the accident. Paul Davrow (F. William Parker - General Hospital (1963), Hard Eight (1996), Lost Highway (1997), Terms of Endearment (1983)) witnesses whom the murderer is but no one believes him and is imprisoned. After a few events, the town is under a 24-hour curfew and Jack Frost runs over a police officer with a police cruiser. The serial killer snowmen piles up a few more bodies as he rapes Jill (Shannon Elizabeth - American Pie 2 (2001), American Pie (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Thir13en Ghosts (2001)) in the shower, resulting in her death. After a few more events, identities are revealed, and it is not only Jack’s identity. The science part of the movie was very interesting when mentioned that the human soul exists as a chemical. The acid is used to contain DNA in the event there is a nuclear holocaust. After a series of events, Sheriff Sam’s son made him oatmeal and put antifreeze in it because he believes that the antifreeze will prevent the oatmeal from getting cold. The ending of the movie was interesting and left me wanting more.

Jack Frost is a cult classic movie that we watch every year during October and the snowy season. It is a movie that will make you think if something like that can occur with all of the technologies we have today. The movie is not exceptionally good, but it is a good movie to watch with an open mind because there are a lot of flaws. The movie is what it is, full of plot holes, not so good acting, major goofs, bad editing, okay special effects and average directorial skills. With all that said, the movie is still enjoyable and makes a good entertaining watch.

About Jack Frost 1997

Title: Jack Frost
Year: 1997
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 15 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Rob LaBelle, Shannon Elizabeth, Kurt Bryant, Marsha Clark, Kelly Jean Peters, Charles C. Stevenson Jr., Brian Leckner, Paul Keith, Richard Whiten, F. William Parker, Zack Eginton, Jack Lindine, Darren O. Campbell, Nathanyael Grey, Todd Conner, Harley Zumbrum, Christopher Allport, David S. Kaufman, Eileen Seeley, Darren Campbell, Chip Heller, Scott MacDonald, Brett Boydstun, Stephen Mendel
Writers: Jeremy Paige, Michael Cooney
Director: Michael Cooney

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