Interview: Adam Green, Director of 'Frozen'
Adam Green is the iconic director of the neo-horror genre, who struck it big with Hatchet in 2006. Last year he filmed Frozen which was released last weekend. The story centers on 3 friends who get stuck on a chairlift after the ski resort shuts down at the end of the weekend and they are left hanging for days. Think about that next time you head up to Mammoth.The film is definitely a departure for Green as it is a much more psychological film vs. the amusement park fun gorefest of Hatchet. Frozen is an independent film up against the Big Hollywood remake of Wolfman but it definitely deserves your movie dollar - Green and his cast do so much with so little, it's inspiring. See it tonight before it leaves theaters. [Look for Hatchet II to be released before Halloween - Green is just finishing photography this month.]
LAist: Your film is a take on a nightmare that a lot of winter sports enthusiasts have.
Adam Green: I think anyone who has ever been skiing has had that fear. That chairlift always, undoubtedly stops for some reason, usually because somebody fell getting on or off of it. But there's this collective fear of everyone on the chairlift wondering "If the chairlift doesn't start again, how are we going to get down?" And that's how this project started.