DVD News: ‘Hypothermia’ Strikes in October
by Marc Patterson
I’ve lived in New England nearly all my life. And with all of the long winters I’ve endured I’ve only gone ice fishing once. It sucks. You spend the day freezing your ass off on a massive sheet of ice. For many though, it’s a welcome form of winter recreation. I say have at it. It’s not for me.
On October 2nd Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group will release Hypothermia on DVD. Starring Michael Rooker, Hypothermia follows a family who return to their favorite winter fishing hole only to find themselves the bait this time. Lurking underneath the ice is a blood-thirty creature that’s aching to surface.
Here are the details and the killer DVD artwork, done up by none other than The Dude Designs…
Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen spot.
The fishermen quickly notice that the fish below the thick ice aren’t biting, and Ray thinks the Cotes’ state-of-the-art gear, including a loud ice drill, has scared them all away. But the two families’ petty squabbles are soon eclipsed by a much greater enemy: Something unnatural and ferocious is 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 the Cotes must find a way to work together to fight the vicious creature that’s out to hunt them.
Directed by James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Canniballistic, Satan Hates You) and produced by the creators of new cult classics The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers and Stake Land, HYPOTHERMIA is as taut as a fishing line snagged by a barracuda. This modern spin on the classic monster movie features memorable performances from horror vet Rooker and co-stars Blanche Baker (Sixteen Candles, The Girl Next Door) and Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).