Friday, 22 July 2016

Frozen Scream (1975)

Frozen Scream does have an odd, trippy atmosphere in places but beware of an awful script, jarring edits, terrible performances and dialogue, killers who look like Rowan Atkinson and Marty Feldman with porn moustaches, and the loudest and most inappropriate voice-over ever. Low on gore, high on crappiness, Frozen Scream will only be of interest to those of us who like shitty, low-budget films or are trying to complete the video-nasty list and have found this at the bottom of the pile.

You know how, sometimes, bands cover a song and then change the lyrics a little to avoid copyright and paying the subsequent royalties? Well, Frozen Scream has some of the worst I've ever heard, played during a totally pointless dance scene: "there's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on" becomes "we're goin' to try to get it on" and "We're goin' to rock around the clock tonight" becomes "We're goin' to jack around the shack tonight". Fucking hilarious!

The picture and sound quality on the Vinegar Syndrome DVD is not great but still bright and very watchable.

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