Jack Frost (1997)

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Jack Frost (1997)
Are you ready to scream?!
Genre: Horror
Directed By: Michael Cooney
Produced By: Jeremy Paige
Vicki Slotnick
Written By: Michael Cooney
Jeremy Paige
Starring: Christopher Allport
Scott MacDonald
Eileen Seeley
Marsha Clark
Chip Heller
Distributed By: A-Pix Entertainment
Release Date: November 18, 1997 (first film)
November 21, 2000 (second film)
Runtime: 90 minutes (first film)
91 minutes (second film)
Country: United States
Language: English

Jack Frost is a 1997 American direct-to-video horror flick directed by Michael Cooney. It is about a titular serial killer (Scott MacDonald) who is reincarnated into a snowman. The film sprawned a sequel entitled Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, which was released in 2000.

Why It Sucks

  1. Jack Frost's transformation from a human to a snowman was poorly-written and made no sense.
  2. Some of the deaths in the first film were not that deserving, especially Shannon Elizabeth's bathtub rape.
    • On the topic of Shannon, she does not want to talk about that scene or her involvement in that film.
  3. In the sequel, Sam's therapy session was terribly-written.
    • The scene also pulled a Big Lipped Alligator Moment when some uninvited guests, which include a milk lady and a construction worker, eavesdrop on Sam through a phone.
  4. Many of the deaths in the second film were dumbly-written.
    • Among the examples include Ashlea (who was killed when Jack Frost dropped an ice anvil on her) and Sarah (whose head exploded).
  5. Jack Frost does not show up in person until Cindy's death scene.
  6. There was no way that Jack can transform into different objects and travel to the tropics.
  7. Some of the effects can be compared to a low-budget film, such as when Jack dives into the snow.
  8. The two men on the river raft near the beginning of the second film, Dave and Charlie, were rendered annoying and unlikeable.
  9. On the topic of RQ#3, the Asian fishermen's boat scene was poorly dubbed into English.
  10. Captain Fun was the most useless and annoying character in the second film.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Both films contained great actors and actresses.
  2. Cindy's death in the second film was the only on-screen death to not feature blood.
  3. The credits scene with the Asian men being killed by Jack's giant carrot nose implied that there might be another Jack Frost movie.
  4. The rated version, which was the UK version and the US VHS release, removed some gory moments in the second film. Even Dean (one of the idiot boys that Rose, Paisley, and Ashlea meet) keeps his tongue in said version.


  • Unlike the 1998 family-friendly film of the same name, the horror flick earned a sequel.
  • Christopher Allport, who played Sam Tiller in both films, died in an avalanche on January 25, 2008.

The Movie



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