Wind Chill
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During Christmas break, a young woman catches a ride home from a stranger she meets through a college ride board. Racing to beat a severe winter storm, the two young travelers take a shortcut down a remote country road, only to find them selves forced into a snow bank by a mysterious vehicle that engages them in a dangerous game of chicken. Over the long night that ensues, an intense relationship develops between the pair as they must brave the elements and confront the road's sinister legacy that dates back to the terrible events that occurred there in the 1950s.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Almost always, you can expect the worst when a studio dumps a film without advance screenings. But the well-crafted thriller Wind Chill, with rising star Emily Blunt, is the very rare case where somebody (in this case, Sony) goofed."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A moody, spooky tale, rendered with laudable economy."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"...a refreshingly adult horror effort that boasts a pair of phenomenal lead performances."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"At the very least, it's an old-fashioned ghost story with half a brain -- and that's got to be worth more than a casual glance."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Ropey, derivative and very, very boring horror-thriller."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Well before day breaks, it's the movie's plot (which would have made for an outstanding Outer Limits episode) that has come to seem stuck in an endless loop."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Wind Chill blows into increasingly nightmarish and ludicrous territory, introducing frostbitten ghouls, priestly apparitions, a nasty cop, and a cycle of hallucinations."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Imagine a campfire story told by Jack London after downing a bottle of Jack Daniels. The chilly atmosphere would be in full force but the plotting might be a bit punch drunk."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"As clunky as it is emotionally unconvincing."
‑ Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, This is London
"Spooky, smart and subtle."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
"Wind Chill, for all its flaws, is an often spooky and imaginative ghost story that contains a genuine creepiness."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Elevates familiar fright motifs to levels of shivery dismay."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"After a great set-up, we're left stranded by the side of the road, wishing the filmmakers had come up with a conclusion at least somewhere close to as good."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"The passage to ex-rental DVD bins will be swift for this lethally pretentious bit of low-rent schlock."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Promising elements never quite bind."
‑ Tae Mawson,
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