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Frostbiter (1996)

Ron Asheton , Lori Baker , Tom Chaney  |  R |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Ron Asheton, Lori Baker, Patrick Butler, Devlin Burton, Tom Franks
  • Directors: Tom Chaney
  • Writers: Tom Chaney, Rick Cioffi, Steve Quick
  • Producers: David Wogh, Bill Siemers, David Thiry, Dean Jones
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Troma Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YS5R
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,559 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Frostbiter" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

A chillling testament to the evil of a deadly creature of the North. According to Native American lore, it will rise to strike terror into the hearts of those who desecrate its resting place! In the spirit of Evil Dead 2, with music from Ron Asheton (Iggy and the Stooges) and Elvis Hilter, Frostbiter brings the wrath of the Wendigo to hideous, terrifying life. A pair of hunters find themselves on the run from a predator no park ranger could warn them about! An evil force called the Wendigo has been killing any human unfortunate enough to cross its path, until a hunter called The Guardian faces down the beast and traps him in a mystic circle made from the bones of his victims. However, two careless hunters looking for deer accidentally shoot the Guardian, and stumble upon the magic circle. Suddenly the Wendigo has been released, and they find themselves on the run from the beast. As they try to think of a way to keep the creature at bay, they are met by a strange! woman who claims she can stop the Wendigo. One of the hapless hunters is Ron Asheton, known to rock fans as the guitarist with pioneering punk rock band Iggy and The Stooges. This DVD comes uncut with many extras, including the original trailer, real life wendigo sightings, excerpts from the Frostbiter comic book and an interview with Ron Asheton.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good late night fun December 12, 2000
By Shred
Format:VHS Tape
This film whilst obviously not a classic is still worth a watch if you like bad horror films. Owing a lot to Evil Dead II in terms of atmosphere and plot it still has its own unique feel. At times it can actually be scary. Some parts are gory as well. For some reason though the best word to describe it is "blue". Not because of porn, but lighting. Nearly every shot within the cabin that the heroes are holed up in are completely blue tinted. The only gripes with this film are the backing soundtrack (which is very funny at times itself) is too loud and the evil monster - when you finally see it, it is clay-mation and just doesn't fit with the rest of the film. Aside from that though this is the perfect film to stay up to watch late at night with friends. It is very enjoyable and a great film, although for no reason you can really comprehend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most independents December 15, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I don't know where all the bad reviews are coming from, but I actually thought this was pretty entertaining. Yeah, Asheton's acting was pretty over the top, but some of the acting was pretty good. The girl who plays Sandy was really convincing in her role. SHe reminds me of a young Demi Moore.The dude who's hand was eaten by the chili was good too. The special effects were better than most Troma pics. as for the soundtrack, I don't know why they drowned out the dialog. Maybe troma should remaster it or something. Anyway, I liked it, and would say don't rent it if you expect Lord of the Rings or some kind of blockbuster film. Do rent it if you appreciate an interesting indie film. And have a sense of humor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Right off the bat we must issue a public warning to anyone that may actually be interested in this movie. If you are not a lover of terrible late night B movies then this one will be a complete waste of your time. In no way is it scary at any point and is sure to leave you high and dry unless you are in the market for something to laugh at. With that said, the old boy Sid had quite an entertaining time with a film that title is even grammatically incorrect. It certainly wasn't easy to get a hold of, especially since we weren't willing to pay for it, so once we found a source to watch it then was no way not to take advantage. Frostbiter is something special in the fact it stars Hendricks the Park Ranger from Mosquito! That's the equivalent of spotting the immortal Appache in a movie. Obviously the producer watched Mosquito and said "Hendricks huh...that guy's got it" and knew the film couldn't go on until he sealed the deal. Luckily they met at Sizzler for a fine meal to finalize the contract and the rest is b movie history.

Frostbiter starts out in an amazing low budget fashion, slightly above Wicked Games but much lower the Uncle Sam, with some old guy telling a story. He explains how he's captured a creature known as the Wendigo and has him trapped in a sacred circle of skulls that mustn't be penetrated. Well that doesn't last once drunk redneck hunter Hendricks and a buddy shoot the old man and unleash the beast. Once loose it's nothing but rednecks getting attacked by hand puppets until the Wendingo, that's made out of clay!, comes around to finish the job.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PHAT! October 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Well, at first I wasn't sure what was up with this movie, but it was really cool. It was funny, creepy and entertaining. Low budget at best.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars got troma? February 20, 2001
By kitten
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
so -- as a troma fan i have to say this movie far exceeded my expectations! if you like your movies bad -- they don't get much worse than this.... in fact, its probably one of the worst movies of all time -- and i love it! the funniest part is the soundtrack; its obvious (seems to be anyway) that after finishing the film they realized it couldn't be salvaged so they put really funny music over the entire movie! my friends and i couldn't stop laughing while we watched.... if you're a fan of cult movies, you must own this one for your collection -- if nothing else, it'll make you laugh.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The horror...the horror June 8, 2004
Format:DVD
If someone ever cornered me by asking why I waste my time watching Troma films, I would have a tough time giving a convincing answer. It seems like every few weeks I end up watching one of these nightmares. I simply don't know why. Perhaps I am too lazy to turn these monstrosities off once the movie begins. Perhaps my love for low budget junk provides enough inspiration to bravely gut it out after I realize the movie is yet another Lloyd Kaufman sponsored disaster. Who knows what drives me to punish myself. I can tell you that "Frostbiter" presented me with a particularly painful conundrum. I hoped the movie would turn into an all out gorefest at some point, but waiting for it caused so much physical and mental pain that it almost wasn't worth the payoff. Cosmic questions of massive import assailed my brain as I waited for the film to grind to its inevitable conclusion: why are we on this planet? Will I fulfill the goals I have set for my life? And why am I wasting two hours of my physical existence watching this dreck? Some questions have no easy answers. "Frostbiter" now holds the distinction of being the worst Troma film I have yet seen, eclipsing such classic clunkers as "Rowdy Girls" and "Redneck Zombies."
"Frostbiter" ostensibly takes place up in Canada at a place called Manitou Island during the hunting season. When two guys-one of them played by Iggy and the Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton-out for a good time run into an old guy living in a cabin, trouble rears its ugly head. The guy in the cabin is a guardian, living alone out in the woods in a shack surrounded by skulls because it is his job to make sure that the dreaded spirit known as the Wendigo doesn't return. Asheton and his thickheaded buddy murder the guardian, thus releasing the evil spirit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Freeze in Troma style........
Seen this movie when cable had a Troma marathon, I have to say I like this movie from the start. A idiot hunter shoots a skeleton that keeps the evil of cold locked up. Read more
Published 4 months ago by George Carabetsos
4.0 out of 5 stars Frostbiter
Words cannot really encapsulate my strange enjoyment of this movie (admiration and love are both too strong words for this feeling). Read more
Published 16 months ago by A. Moncrieff
5.0 out of 5 stars Er...
While rating Troma films, conventional standards of movie quality are thrown away.

Unless your goals include giving yourself a headache. Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by Bakuryuu Tyranno
1.0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding me?!!?
Who are the people that are giving this pile of dog doo-doo a good review?! It made me ashamed to admit I am from Michigan! Read more
Published on February 18, 2007 by D. Sorgatz
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars Might Even Be a Bit Generous
I love Troma films. I do. Toxic Avenger is a classic. Terror Firmer is hilarious. Cannibal the Musiacl rocks. Read more
Published on February 3, 2003 by Nick
1.0 out of 5 stars The kind of stuff that creates killers and child molesters.
When a couple of ignorant hunters ruin a ritual tribute that keeps an evil dinosaur spawning moose creature at bey, a plethera of little hunting parties turn into hell on ice and... Read more
Published on December 18, 1999 by "thecynicalcritic"
4.0 out of 5 stars Outrageous
I really dug this movie. Not your average horror movie, thats for sure!!! The effects in this movie were really cool. Read more
Published on June 26, 1999
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