Running Time: 73 minutes
Starring: Michael Rooker
Directed By: James Felix McKenney
Rating: 0 out of 10
A group of ice fishermen are stalked by a monster living in a frozen lake.
It is funny that this movie is called Hypothermia when not a single character in this suffers from that affliction. This movie should be renamed to “The Shittiest Monster Movie Ever Made.” Hypothermia is the story of a group of people trying their hand at ice fishing. What should be a relaxing weekend quickly turns into a battle for their lives. It turns out that something is stalking them from below the ice.
This movie needs to be erased from existence. From the terrible acting to the atrocious dialogue, this film is one of the worst I have ever seen. The frozen lake that the group is fishing on seems ripe for murder, and yet it never works even once to scare the viewer. The monster stalks them from the water and all you can think about is why was this movie even made? I am not going to pick on this movie for long as I have other reviews to write. All I will say is that the main problem is with the creature itself. When it first showed up I almost shot Diet Coke out my nose. It looks like a guy wearing a generic Halloween monster costume that can be found at your local Toys R Us. And not one of the expensive ones either. The creature tracks the group of fishermen with a cartoonish, red haze vision. The haze looks cheaply drawn into the film, and it is immensely overused. When the creature does attack the fisherman, you will be unsure of what exactly is happening due to awful camera work. Often times, one of the group members will come away with a cut that you will have no idea how it happened. Apparently, leaving the lake is not an option as the monster boringly picks them off one by one. It is more comical than scary to watch. If this movie was made in the 1950’s it would still have been said to have bad special effects. In conclusion, this film is NOT to be watched for any reason. It is chalk full of characters you could care less about, and is replete with killing sequences that will leave you shaking your head. There is little blood, little gore, and little common sense. This movie is the definition of horrendous.
Director James Felix McKenney is the Rebecca Black of the movie industry. He makes Uwe Boll look like Frank Capra. It is pointless to ramble on about his weak spots as he has too many. He clearly has an audience I am just not sure who that is. This is one of the worst shot movies of all time.
I cannot recommend this film. Putting your hand into liquid nitrogen would be a better time than watching Hypothermia.
T Factor + If you like D grade monster movies then this could score higher on the rating scale.
T Factor – None
If you liked this movie reel recommendations: Piranha 3DD, Lake Placid.