Ice from the Sun
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Normally, you shouldn't worry too much about plot with one of these camcorder productions. The movies exist merely as conduits through which wannabe filmmakers with a "vision" can indulge in scene after scene of catsup soaked gore. "Ice From the Sun" differs in that it spends a great amount of time-perhaps an inordinate amount of time depending on your view-setting up what is actually an intriguing idea.Read more ›
I recommend this film to you only if your television only recieves The 700 Club.. and you have an allergic reaction to quality.
The biggest lack of creativity I can relate is in the demise of the characters. In the beginning of the movie I was led to believe that some sort of competition awaited each person. There is almost no competition. The characters become scared, run away and die. Sometimes they don't even run. It seems to me this would have been a great place for the Brasso. Show the characters in some sort of inventive competion.
I said that I would not comment on budget aspects, but I can't help it. Ramona Midgett is a terrible actor. She is also in another Stanze film. What dirt does she have on him? Is she financing the films? She stunk up every scene she was in.
If you like films that squander potential this is for you.
i just wanna say first off the bat i only watched the first 25-30 minutes of the film & this was a few months ago, so i dont remember every aspect to a "T".
sure it was imaginative. i will give it that it at had an interesting artistic point of view, & there were a few really good scenes but there was just way too many turn offs, both because of the budget AND just plain out what they decided to put on screen, they were either just too deadpan or it would start feeling wayyy too much like a troma movie.(no offense to troma, i proudly own a few copies of troma films, but that didnt feel like the presentation this film was "attempting" to give off)
all i can say is definitely not worth a purchase. who knows, if you are very into arthouse & out there cinema then check it out(especially if you dont mind [extremely] low budget-films, such as "cradle of fear" or handful of troma releases) but i would never recommend just randomly picking this up before buying.
Couldn't the filmmakers embed the background story in a more creative way, rather than just having a girl read it so lifelessly as if she's being forced to read homework? I felt like I was trying to read through those long boring "User Agreement" things, which nobody reads in reality.
After closer listens to the story, I found it to be just fantasy mumbo jumbo. There was no enlightening view points given, which is something I look for in all forms of art that are taken seriously. "Dawn of the Dead," "Society," & "28 Day's Later" are good examples of horror movies that teach us something.
It's as if the poor story was just thrown in so they could have an excuse for calling the wild experimentation with cinema a "movie".
All in all, the blunder from that narration really threw me off the whole movie. I couldn't piece together any relevance to the creative bizarre (yet limited to low budget) imagery with the dialogue. The movie died in front of my eyes as far as I'm concerned after that point. Nothing could redeem the film from that horrid narration part. No wonder it's so cheap.
Eric Stanze is a true visionary. He just has to get stronger stories and a better budget. We see crap like "Biker Boyz" cost millions to make while Stanze could create so much more with that kind of money.Read more ›
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I have one of these film, you know basically a take up real of some odd things you shot and spliced together and clam its an avant guard film. Read morePublished 14 months ago by William Cate
I'd heard about this movie for years and finally got around to seeing it. Well, it was certainly interesting. I went between giving it three stars and four... Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Muh
I have never met Stantz, but I followed the production of this movie. I am also an independant filmmaker and understand how hard it is to shoot a film without any backing. Read morePublished on July 18, 2008 by Phillip Fitzlaff
"ice" is a fantastic indie gorefest that invokes stan brakhage and sam raimi. this 8mm epic is atmospheric, imaginative, and has plenty of amazing special fx. Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by Justin M. Tucker
Where to begin? Let's start with the creator eric stanze, seems eric decided one day, "hey,I don't have any money or talent. I think I'll make a movie!! Read morePublished on November 29, 2007 by John J. Avery
I'm all for indie productions, low budget, shot on video, etc. because it means fresh perspectives and stimulating ideas. Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by dave
Uhhh...I guess it is about a man named "The Presence" that rules an alternate universe between Heaven and Hell encased in "ice from the sun" (not making this up). Read morePublished on October 10, 2006 by Molly Celaschi
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A long time ago, in a Dark Age far, far away, there was an evil warlock named Ambolin. Read more
With 'ICE FROM THE SUN' Director Eric Stanze shows us all that low-budget film makeing is not a steping stone,it's an art form! I.F.T.S. Read morePublished on February 18, 2006 by creatureart