“The Walking Dead” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” star battles icebound horror in this clip from writer-director James Felix McKenney’s film, hitting DVD this week from Dark Sky Films.
Not only do the survivors in the icebound horror movie “Hypothermia” have to deal with monsters living beneath the permafrost, but they have to contend with the coldest foe of all: ice fishing.
McKenney’s film has been looking for a home since it wrapped back in 2010, and Dark Sky Films has finally given it a way to be seen with a DVD release this week. It’s got to help that the always-excellent Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead’s” Merle, any number of heavies from the last 20 years) has a juicy role in the film, pitting two families vacationing at a frozen lake against creatures living beneath the ice. Hungry creatures.
The official synopsis:
Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family. Unfortunately for him the obnoxious big city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen lake. But the two families’ petty squabbles are soon eclipsed by a much greater enemy: something has awoken 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 Cotes must now find a way to work together to fight the vicious creature that’s out to hunt them.
“Hypothermia” arrives on DVD and VOD October 2nd from Dark Sky Films.