“Any kid growing up in video stores in the late ‘90s will remember that cover – the demonic green eyes, razor sharp teeth and oddly humongous tongue, all bulging out from a snow-covered skull. Never mind that the killer snowman in 1997’s Jack Frost doesn’t actually look anything like that – it was still an image that would horrifically burn itself into impressionable minds everywhere while serving as the gateway to an even crazier Christmas-themed slash-fest contained within.
On the outskirts of a town called Snowmonton, a serial killer named Jack Frost is being transferred for execution when the police transport vehicle crashes into a genetics truck. Presumed dead by the authorities, Frost’s body actually fuses with the snow on the ground, allowing him to morph into a snowman. Now in his new frosty state, Jack can get down to business – taking bloody revenge on the Snowmonton sheriff who put him away, not to mention anyone else who gets in his way, including Shannon Elizabeth in one of her first film roles!
Evolving from gimmicky holiday VHS title status to full blown cult classic over the last two decades, Jack Frost has rightfully earned its place among other holiday horror staples like Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night. The brainchild of screenwriter Michael Cooney (who wrote the ridiculously twisty John Cusack thriller, Identity), it boasts a sleigh-ride full of brutal kills, a stocking stuffed with amusingly lo-fi special effects, and a lovingly handmade evil snowman creature that spouts enough wintry one-liners to rival wisecracking horror icons like Freddy Krueger or Chucky.
As the tagline states, “He’s chillin’ and killin’, and if you don’t come out to see Jack Frost, he may just come find you.”
– Mark Hanson, BSV Product Manager
Saturday, Dec 21 - 9:30pm