Thursday, 6 October 2011


One of the reasons John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) performed so poorly at the box office was because audiences disapproved of its bleak ending. Fortunately, Mark A. Lewis was clearly one of those who disagreed with such a ridiculous notion because many years later his movie, The Thaw, would follow a similar path, only this time the shape-shifting alien is replaced by prehistoric parasites, global warming and Val Kilmer. You have been warned...

A research expedition, lead by Dr. David Kruipen (Val Kilmer), discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a melting polar ice cap that has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.
Four bright ecology students are to join them in the mission at a remote Arctic station, but it isn’t long before the group uncovers the truth – the parasite is searching for a new warm-blooded host.
As the reality dawns on them, some become infected, and those that remain alive are forced to choose between a quarantine that will result in their deaths or create a global epidemic…
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