Throughout the month of December, we will be highlighting a film a day that has some tie into the holiday somehow. Some titles will be obvious, others won’t be. Some films will be good and, again, others won’t be. However, we think all titles are worth your time whether to give you chills inside your home or to make you drink more eggnog until you puke laughing.
After 5 years, 11 states and 38 murderers Jack Frost’s rampage has come to an end. And soon so will he, Frost is being transported to his execution. But an accident on a snowy night, with a truck full of chemicals changes his DNA and mutates Jack into a killer snowman. In his new form, Jack makes his way back to the town of Snowmanton (yes, really) to kill the Sheriff Tiler (Christopher Allport) that arrested him.
Much like Santa’s Slay, Jack Frost isn’t out to scare you. This movie is pretty typical of the straight to video fodder of the 90s. But you know, the deaths are fun: a sled decapitation being the best one. Never for a second does anyone take the movie seriously. The one liners are nonstop and the puns get to be a bit too much. But you could do a hell of a lot worse. Jack Frost is perhaps best remembered for being confused with the Michael Keaton vehicle of the same name that came out a year later.
Jack Frost did well enough to get a sequel three years later. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman finds Allport’s character heading to the Caribbean for Christmas. I haven’t seen it since it hit video 14 years ago. Our mutant killer snowman may not be at the top of everyone’s wish list but it sure beats watching Grumpy Cat Christmas.