Jack Frost is a 1997 slasher film written and directed by Michael Cooney (Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, Identity, 6 Souls, and The I Inside). The film debut of actress Shannon Elizabeth. In 2000, a sequel was made titled Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman to follow up this cult classic.
On a snowy December night, a state execution transfer vehicle crosses into the quiet backwater town of Snowmonton. Inside is serial killer Jack Frost (played by: Scott MacDonald from Star Trek, Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, and Carnivàle), who eluded police for years and left a trail of thirty-eight bodies across eleven states before finally being arrested by Sam Tiler (played by: Christopher Allport from Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, Dead & Buried, Savage Weekend, To Live and Die in L.A., and Invaders from Mars), the sheriff of Snowmonton. Jack is scheduled to be executed at midnight, but Jack kills the guard and the vehicle crashes into a genetic research truck. Jack is exposed to chemicals from inside the truck, causing him to dissolve and fuse with the snow. Despite news reports of Jack’s demise, Sam cannot forget Jack’s threats of vengeance. FBI Agents Manners (played by: Stephen Mendel from Night Heat, Stepfather 3, Scanner Cop II, and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation) and Stone (played by: Rob LaBelle from The Temp, New Nightmare, Fido, and Watchmen) arrive in Snowmonton and convince the Sheriff to put the town on 24-hour curfew, sending his officers out to gather all the townspeople. Agent Stone reveals himself to be a representative of the genetic research company that created the chemicals and reveals that the snowman is a mutated Jack Frost. He also reveals that the human soul exists as a chemical and that the acid was going to be used to contain DNA in case of a nuclear holocaust. They desperately try to stop the serial killing snowman as he continues his gruesome murder spree on the town. Victims show up one by one as the cold blooded monster gets more dangerous as times goes on. Can they stop this bloodthirsty killing machine before it’s too late????
No, this is not the 1998 family film starring Michael Keaton but it has been rented or watched accidentally by so many because4 of it. I actually prefer this low budget one over the mainstream movie with the same name. The script is highly entertaining, doesn’t take anything serious, and it delivers on everything that you want from a direct to video killer snowman slasher flick. Known actress Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie franchise) makes her feature debut in this one and she isn’t shy at all here plus she has one of the best final scenes ever in Jack Frost. So yes, Jack Frost is loaded with brutal kills, gore, and some excellent nudity.
The special and visual fx were very impressive for it’s time and it’s super low budget but now it’s a little outdated especially the look of the villain Jack Frost but it kinda adds to the charm of this made for video horror film so it still works. Jack Frost has a few familiar character actors like Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, and Rob LaBelle in it so the smaller cast here is definitely better than expected for something silly like this. Jack Frost still holds up after all these years besides some of the fx but it’s so much fun and blast during every viewing. You need to add this to your slasher and horror collection ASAP. MVD Rewind has re-issued this rare and out of print direct to video slasher back on blu ray plus it has a few additional extras on it, RECOMMENDED!!!!!
This 1080p presentation from the same transfer that Vinegar Syndrome did back with their original release (2K scan from the original 35mm vault elements) but MVD has tweaked it a little bit and made it their own with this re-release. The colors are a little different on this one and I honestly think it looks a little better than the Vinegar Syndrome one from 2016 when it comes to the tone of everything. MVD went with a different aspect ratio at 1.78:1 (It’s more full and adds a little more than before) for this Collector’s Edition so added with the new color scheme it really comes off as it’s own transfer compared to the past despite being from the original source material. It has two different audio options which includes English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English: LPCM 2.0 tracks. It has English SDH subtitles.
It has a brand new \”Audio Commentary” with Tony Piluso, Newt Wallen and Crystal Quin of Hack The Movies. It has the new “Full Empire Promotions’ Dominic Mancini Interview with Scott MacDonald: Part 1” which is a little over 42 minutes and it’s full length chat with the villain from Jack Frost. It has an archive “Introduction” with Director Michael Cooney. It has an archive “Audio Commentary” with Director Michael Cooney. It has an archive 16 minute “Interview” with Actor Scott MacDonald. It has an archive 6 minute “Interview” with Director of Photography Dean Lent. It has the original “Trailer”. The last extras listed are in standard definition. It has this brand new exclusive artwork from Alí Hdz / Brutal Chill plus original reversible artwork. It comes with a slipcover and collectible mini poster. This reissue is definitely worth double dipping or owning the first time if you don’t own the original Vinegar Syndrome version. This is available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!