13 Nights of Halloween: Wind Chill
Brr. After cutting my hair to a length I’m not used to, I can finally feel the air brushing against my scalp and it is not fun. Bundle me up with a mug of hot cocoa and I am good to go for winter. Anyway, today’s thrill of the day is none other than Wind Chill, a thrilling adventure with paranormal encounters. It stars none other than Emily Blunt and Ashton Holmes who go without names throughout the entire movie! Seriously, the credits refer to them as Girl and Guy. Gee, the writers came up with a surprisingly good and suspenseful plot but couldn’t find a proper name for Girl and Guy. They could have just named the leads Emily and Ashton and be done with it.
As for the plot, it would seem generic. Girl asks for a ride to Delaware for winter break, Guy responds, Guy comes off as creepy and obsessive that might set up a stalker plot for any other thriller, but this is not the case. When the pair are seemingly run off the road and become stuck in snow, the real story begins. While attempting to find rescue, the pair are thrown into a ghostly encounter with a police officer, priests and a few other specters that’ll leave you with frostbite. Girl and Guy are thrown for a loop as they experience and see things one should not see, especially on a haunted road. Needless to say, close attention to time is an essential when trying to decipher the events. The repetitiveness of a Christmas song that plays when a certain ghost makes his appearance is almost maddening and will leave you begging for the strangers to make it alive.
Wind Chill is a modern horror piece with gorgeous cinematography, superb performances from Blunt and Holmes, and a compelling story line that would leave any traveler wishing not to be stranded on a lone and deserted road in the middle of a snowstorm.