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Wind Chill (2007)

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Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

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Gregory Jacobs

Writers:

Joe Gangemi (as Joseph Gangemi), Steven Katz

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emily Blunt ... Girl
Ashton Holmes ... Guy
Martin Donovan ... Highway Patrolman
Ned Bellamy ... Snowplow Driver
Ian A. Wallace Ian A. Wallace ... Priest (as Ian Wallace)
Donny Lucas ... Stranger
Chelan Simmons ... Blonde Girl
Darren Moore ... Clerk
Linden Banks ... Proctor
Caz Odin Darko ... Teenage Boy #1 (as Caz Darko)
Heath Horejda Heath Horejda ... Teenage Boy #2
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Storyline

A couple of college students known only as the Girl and the Guy are traveling home to Delaware the day before Christmas Eve. They're on a frozen road that the Guy is convinced is a scenic short-cut. In the middle of nowhere in below freezing conditions they are run off the road by a hit and runner. They soon realize they're caught in a supernatural bubble where a crime from 1953 is doomed to repeat itself, year after year threatening new victims. The Guy attempts to walk back to the last petrol station but his wounds from the crash are worse than he let on. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Taglines:

A Road Many Have Traveled ... But Few Escape See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,146, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$36,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,060
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the crash, car interior scenes were shot on a stage, while all exterior scenes were shot on an actual cold snowy road, with trailers on location to keep cast and crew warm in between takes. See more »

Goofs

At the gas station, the girl's bag is flat when she goes into the stall but is upright when she comes out. See more »

Quotes

Highway Patrolman: You're not going anywhere!
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Connections

Featured in A Frozen Set: The Making of 'Wind Chill' (2007) See more »

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Atmospheric, surrealistic nightmare.
1 May 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

It is a surrealistic film, like a nightmare. Very claustrophobic n heavy on atmosphere. Saw this first in 2007 on a DVD. Revisited it recently. The movie is about a college girl who is trying to get home on Christmas break. She hitches a ride with a complete stranger by getting his number thru a college ride board. Strangely, the stranger knows everything about her. The stranger takes a short cut through the forests..... The acting by the two leads were very good, especially Blunt. The director did a good job with the settings n atmosphere. The story was decent but audiences may find shades of Dead end, The Abandoned 2006, Triangle, No mans land aka Reeker 2 n Haunter. Also ther r aspects in this movie which ain't original. In this movie u can make out when the terror is approaching when the song starts playing in the car a la Jeepers creepers style. Also most of the film is shot in the car a la Joy ride n Penny dreadful. The score is very good, in particular the piece at the beginning and end. Very haunting n sad. Despite nearly the entire film being set in the broken down car n almost in one location it never gets boring.


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