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The Thaw (2009)





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A team of ecology students led by a famous environmental advocate discovers that some secrets are better left buried when they unearth the perfectly preserved remains of a frozen wooly mammoth and discover that an ancient parasite has been incubating inside the beast for centuries. Dr. David Krupien (Val Kilmer) is examining a melting ice cap in the Arctic when he unearths a prehistoric specimen the likes of which researchers have never seen. Elated by the possibilities of such a remarkable find, Dr. Krupien hastily summons four of his brightest students to the base to take part in the excavation. But something isn't right; soon after extracting the massive prehistoric creature from the ice, the students are besieged by a swarm of unidentified insects that burrow deep into the flesh, and lay eggs in their host to reproduce. With each new infection, the prospect of containing the parasitic bane decreases. Now, stranded in the Arctic with their numbers quickly dwindling, the desperate students realize that their only hope of preventing the parasite from reaching the general population is to quarantine the base, even if it costs them their lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Mark Lewis, Mark Lewis, Michael Lewis, Mark A. Lewis, Michael W. Lewis
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On DVD: Oct 6, 2009


Val Kilmer
as Dr. David Kruipen
Martha MacIsaac
as Evelyn Kruipen
Aaron Ashmore
as Atom Galen
Kyle Schmid
as Federico Fulce
Steph Song
as Ling Chen
Brenda Crichlow
as Anchorwoman
Michaela Washburn
as Coast Guard Rescuer
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All Critics (1)

The Thaw appears to borrow a tremendous amount of its plot from The X-Files. There was a good movie here that lost its way.

Full Review… | October 7, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Thaw


One of the great movies from Ghost House Underground Series. This one is as good as they get. A research team in the Artic discover a Woolly Mammoth, but what they don't know is that they discovered much more, a prehistoric parasite that feeds on its victims. Excellent special effects and some terror sights but not in the class of a Halloween film, but still a thriller and horror, 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


For some reason, my boyfriend and I watched this whole movie and got somewhat into it. It was watchable and you wanted to know what was going to happen next to the students. Not the best, but we found humor in it and it was a decent tv movie about creepy crawling bugs.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer


Well above avenge horror across between the thing and touches of cabin fever.Startes well and carrys on thru out leaving you with a satifying climax.Acting is well above par for this type of low budget fair.Any Val Kilmer fans will be disappointed as he as a short screen presents.This to me is a rare and surprise find and recommand it to horror fans....

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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