Starring: Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller, Ray Cooney
Director: Michael Cooney
Once in a while, a movie comes along that redefines the way you look at celluloid entertainment, if only for a short time. When flashy directors spend millions soaking their movies with state-of-the-art special effects, it supposedly increases the entertainment value of their work. Takes flicks like “The Matrix”, “The 6th Day” and “Independence Day”. I can honestly say that the entertainment ascertained from all the above movies paled in comparison to dismal B-movie “Jack Frost 2”.
Yes, you heard me right. “Jack Frost 2” is utterly dismal. It is a B-movie in every sense of the phrase, looks like it was made with an expensive camcorder and stars actors who could very well be your neighbours. But despite this, it still managed to make me laugh so hard I thought I’d cough my lungs up right there.
The premise of “Jack Frost 2” follows similarly to the 1997 prequel. In the original, a serial killer is killed in a car wreck, but he somehow mutates into a snowman and seeks revenge on the sheriff who caught him. The sequel sees a lab expirement go wrong, and once again Jack Frost’s remains mutate and he goes on a killing spree on a tropical island where our unfortunate Sheriff Tiler (Christopher Allport) and his wife are attending their friends wedding party.
But the beauty in this movie is not the storyline (as brilliant as a killer snowman on a tropical island is), or the script (which although generally awful, has some humorous and very witty lines). It could be attributed to any of a number of things. Perhaps the memorably bad acting and performances. Maybe the laughable special-effects and settings. The complete lack of editing, direction and production also help make this movie unforgettable. And finally the injection of Jack’s “children” – a blatant rip-off of Gremlins, but hilarious all the same.
Not everyone is going to view this movie the way I did. Some will probably switch it off after 15 minutes. But if you like complete and utter rubbish, this is as good as it gets.
How about “Jack Frost 3: Jack vs Worzel Gummidge”.