Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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As the movie’s web-site alludes, this is a B movie. It’s become a kind of pet peeve for me to not like films that proudly call themselves “B movies.” I’ve never believed that filmmakers could give themselves that title and expect to get off the hook. I mean, what’s the point of making a film if you know it’s going to be bad? With this in mind, I tried to be as objective as I could and sat down to watch…a B-movie. To my gleeful surprise the filmmaker didn’t use a low budget as an excuse to make a bad horror film.
The story creates a universe in the first fifteen minutes and holds us there, at gunpoint, until the end of the movie. It’s a world where heaven and hell have apparently called a momentary truce in order to stop an out of control apprentice by the name of The Presence (DJ Virona). The Presence has apparently found a loop pole that has momentarily made him stronger than any other being in the yonder world. The Vision (Jessica Wyman) has enlisted a recently deceased human by the name of Alison (Ramona Midgett) to help stop The Presence and bring an end to his rule. Alison makes the perfect person to do this because apparently the price for committing suicide in the next world is pretty horrible. If she doesn’t comply, she could face a very torturous entry into the next level of existence. At the same time of her arrival, six other humans have been dragged into the universe of The Presence. All six are the unfortunate former humans who seem to remind The Presence of his former mortal self. The humans are slowly being hunted down in the supernatural world. Can Alison stop The Presence from killing all six? Will she be able to stop The Presence from taking over all the known worlds?
“Ice From The Sun” is a wicked tale that fuses grotesque and gothic images along with the story and sets the tone with extremely loud industrial rock music. Basically, the kind of thing that would give Trent Reznor a hard on. This is a must see for any horror fanatics that haven’t seen anything that has dared to up the ante for what a horror movie is supposed to be. This is the most original work that I’ve seen since “Last House On The Left.”
Posted on June 23, 2000 in Reviews by George A. Valdez
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