A couple and the guy's best bud third wheel get left behind one night on a chairlift at a ski resort. Like all "horror" flicks, they make one shitty decision after another. But they're not organic shitty decisions. They're ridiculous only in the way that would make sense in a shitty movie that made no sense. Eg.
It's freezing out. We're getting frost bite on our faces. Let's not zip up our coats.
Oops, dropped my glove, I'll let it hang out to freeze.
LET'S ALL THREE OF US FORGET TO BRING CELL PHONES!
I'll pull myself along the cable, but I won't use my feet and legs. I'll just use my frozen hands.
Hey, here comes a snowcat groomer thingee. Let's wait until he's pulling away and out of reach to throw all of our shit at him.
There's a blizzard... I'll jump now before there's lots of powdery fluff to break my fall.
So those are some of the idiotic moves our heroes pull, but they actually have bigger problems.
There are rabid barking wolves that don't seem to have any fear of humans.
There JUST HAPPENS to be major mechancal malfunction that could be the subject of another disaster movie. You know, because there's not enough stupid shit for our heroes to grapple with.
What an unbelievable waste of time.
The low budget doesn't affect the quality of the film if anything it enhances it in my opinion.
Everything is shot in one place mainly, the chairlift. No CGI or green screen backgrounds.
For some reason the central three characters don't have a lift pass and manage to persuade the chairlift operator for one final ride as the resort is closing down not just for the night but a long weekend.
The operator gets distracted and leaves his post and the lift is switched down with the three stuck well above ground in freezing temperatures.
Panic sets in and one decides to try his luck falling to the ground below. Big mistake! I won't reveal the outcome but it is gory.
Wolves are in a feeding frenzy below (oh thats a clue).
Anyway what would you do with no means of communication or escape?
The director does a good job at asking that very question using the scenery to ultimate effect.
The film will appeal to anyone that likes the Adrift with circling sharks style appeal.