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Jack Frost (1997)

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Rayting:   4.6/10 8.7K votes
Country: USA | UK
Language: English
Release date: November 18, 1997

After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

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User Reviews

Wizard-8 8 December 1998

I'm glad that users (as of this date) who liked this movie are now coming forward. I don't understand the people who didn't like this movie - it seems like they were expecting a serious (?!?!?) treatment! C'mon, how the hell can you take the premise of a killer snowman seriously? The filmmakers knew this was a silly premise, and they didn't try to deny it. The straight-faced delivery of scenes actually makes it FUNNY! Yes, there are times where the low budget shows (such as that explosion scene), but I think an expensive look would have taken away from the fun of the movie! So if you like B-movies, and the goofy premise appeals to you, then you'll certainly like "Jack Frost".

Wizard-8 8 December 1998

I'm glad that users (as of this date) who liked this movie are now coming forward. I don't understand the people who didn't like this movie - it seems like they were expecting a serious (?!?!?) treatment! C'mon, how the hell can you take the premise of a killer snowman seriously? The filmmakers knew this was a silly premise, and they didn't try to deny it. The straight-faced delivery of scenes actually makes it FUNNY! Yes, there are times where the low budget shows (such as that explosion scene), but I think an expensive look would have taken away from the fun of the movie! So if you like B-movies, and the goofy premise appeals to you, then you'll certainly like "Jack Frost".

Hey_Sweden 2 December 2017

Here's something to check out if you're sick of blander, more traditional Yuletide season fare. Scott MacDonald ("Fire in the Sky", "Jarhead") plays the title character, a prolific serial killer who finally gets caught, and tried. He's on his way to his execution when a traffic accident causes him to be doused with a cutting edge chemical. Then, when he lands in the snow, it allows him to be reborn as a killer snowman. A killer snowman with a horrible one-liner for just about any occasion. In his new incarnation, Jack slaughters the unlucky people of the town of Snomonton, with a bumbling sheriff (Chris Allport, "Dead & Buried", "To Live and Die in L.A.") as his nemesis.

Written and directed by Michael Cooney, this is the kind of self-conscious cheese that cheerfully lets you know early on that you are NOT supposed to take it seriously. Cooney and company are clearly having quite a bit of fun with their patently ridiculous premise (which got recycled for a family audience a year later with the same named Michael Keaton vehicle). It's amusing to see blow dryers utilized as weapons against Jack, and what the ultimate means of slaying the beast turns out to be, but the biggest laugh of all comes from seeing snowman-Jack behind the wheel of a car. If your tastes are extremely twisted, you may be amused to witness the fate of a pre-"American Pie" Shannon Elizabeth (in her second feature credit). Once Jack is reincarnated as the snowman, his dialogue starts to consist almost exclusively of those howlingly lame quips. "Gosh, I only axed you for a smoke!" The special effects are primitive, and there's not a ton of gore, but comedy and horror fans will likely still be quite entertained by the killings.

Some of the cast plays it appropriately straight; the late, handsome character actor Allport keeps his poker face on throughout. Stephen Mendel ("Scanner Cop II", 'Night Heat'), F. William Parker ("Revenge of the Nerds", "Lost Highway"), Rob LaBelle ('First Wave', "Watchmen"), and Kelly Jean Peters ("Little Big Man", "Pocket Money") are among the co-stars.

Overall, this is good fun for people ready to embrace some utter silliness when it comes to their entertainment. It's paced pretty well, and leads to a reasonably rousing finale.

Followed by a sequel.

Seven out of 10.

Hey_Sweden 2 December 2017

Here's something to check out if you're sick of blander, more traditional Yuletide season fare. Scott MacDonald ("Fire in the Sky", "Jarhead") plays the title character, a prolific serial killer who finally gets caught, and tried. He's on his way to his execution when a traffic accident causes him to be doused with a cutting edge chemical. Then, when he lands in the snow, it allows him to be reborn as a killer snowman. A killer snowman with a horrible one-liner for just about any occasion. In his new incarnation, Jack slaughters the unlucky people of the town of Snomonton, with a bumbling sheriff (Chris Allport, "Dead & Buried", "To Live and Die in L.A.") as his nemesis.

Written and directed by Michael Cooney, this is the kind of self-conscious cheese that cheerfully lets you know early on that you are NOT supposed to take it seriously. Cooney and company are clearly having quite a bit of fun with their patently ridiculous premise (which got recycled for a family audience a year later with the same named Michael Keaton vehicle). It's amusing to see blow dryers utilized as weapons against Jack, and what the ultimate means of slaying the beast turns out to be, but the biggest laugh of all comes from seeing snowman-Jack behind the wheel of a car. If your tastes are extremely twisted, you may be amused to witness the fate of a pre-"American Pie" Shannon Elizabeth (in her second feature credit). Once Jack is reincarnated as the snowman, his dialogue starts to consist almost exclusively of those howlingly lame quips. "Gosh, I only axed you for a smoke!" The special effects are primitive, and there's not a ton of gore, but comedy and horror fans will likely still be quite entertained by the killings.

Some of the cast plays it appropriately straight; the late, handsome character actor Allport keeps his poker face on throughout. Stephen Mendel ("Scanner Cop II", 'Night Heat'), F. William Parker ("Revenge of the Nerds", "Lost Highway"), Rob LaBelle ('First Wave', "Watchmen"), and Kelly Jean Peters ("Little Big Man", "Pocket Money") are among the co-stars.

Overall, this is good fun for people ready to embrace some utter silliness when it comes to their entertainment. It's paced pretty well, and leads to a reasonably rousing finale.

Followed by a sequel.

Seven out of 10.

Theo Robertson 16 September 2013

An average rating of 4.4 on the IMDb usually means that you're going to be watching slightly less than mediocre fare , especially if it's a horror movie that went straight to video but this is entertainment of the lowest order . It might be a good film but it's like classic clip from Fox News where Sean Hannity criticises Christopher Hitchens for being " incredibly mean and incredibly thoughtless " and that's a good enough reason to love both Christopher Hitchens and JACK FROST

Any film that has a serial killer being regenerated as a snowman deserves some credit for that bonkers premise alone and the film does make the best of this premise and what makes it even more outstanding is that it is incredibly mean spirited . Take a scene where a teenage bully gets his head bitten of and the parents of the deceased bully and his victim get in to an argument and the victims father states that " Your son is a couple of feet higher than mine " only for an onlooker to blurt out " Not any more he ain't " . Who needs William Goldman when you've got killer one lines like that ?

This scathing dialog - much of it spouted by the eponymous monster - reminded me of the wise cracking villains we had in 1980s horror films like Freddy Kruger or Channard Cenobite from HELLRAISER 2 . Indeed I constantly found myself having to the check the IMDb hadn't done a major error in giving the year of its release as 1997 because the whole look and feel of the movie screamed 1980s to me . A lot of this might have been down to the slightly murky and grainy cinematography but even so the whole fabric screams that it's a film from ten years earlier something of a golden age for the horror genre . In fact if it had come out ten years earlier then this would have been a film held in much higher regard which it does deserve . Highly enjoyable low grade entertainment that did raise a few chuckles

Theo Robertson 16 September 2013

An average rating of 4.4 on the IMDb usually means that you're going to be watching slightly less than mediocre fare , especially if it's a horror movie that went straight to video but this is entertainment of the lowest order . It might be a good film but it's like classic clip from Fox News where Sean Hannity criticises Christopher Hitchens for being " incredibly mean and incredibly thoughtless " and that's a good enough reason to love both Christopher Hitchens and JACK FROST

Any film that has a serial killer being regenerated as a snowman deserves some credit for that bonkers premise alone and the film does make the best of this premise and what makes it even more outstanding is that it is incredibly mean spirited . Take a scene where a teenage bully gets his head bitten of and the parents of the deceased bully and his victim get in to an argument and the victims father states that " Your son is a couple of feet higher than mine " only for an onlooker to blurt out " Not any more he ain't " . Who needs William Goldman when you've got killer one lines like that ?

This scathing dialog - much of it spouted by the eponymous monster - reminded me of the wise cracking villains we had in 1980s horror films like Freddy Kruger or Channard Cenobite from HELLRAISER 2 . Indeed I constantly found myself having to the check the IMDb hadn't done a major error in giving the year of its release as 1997 because the whole look and feel of the movie screamed 1980s to me . A lot of this might have been down to the slightly murky and grainy cinematography but even so the whole fabric screams that it's a film from ten years earlier something of a golden age for the horror genre . In fact if it had come out ten years earlier then this would have been a film held in much higher regard which it does deserve . Highly enjoyable low grade entertainment that did raise a few chuckles

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