Jack Frost 2

Tag line : He's Icin' and Slicin'!

Jack Frost 2The original "Jack Frost" may have been critically panned, but its low budget, over-the-top, campy nature had ensured it was a huge cult hit on home video amongst horror fans. Well, some 4 years later, writer and director Michael Cooney finally  got around to filming a sequel.

Set 1 year after the events of the first film, Sheriff Sam Tiler (Christopher Allport) is still traumatised by the events of Jack Frost's killing spree last Christmas, so decides to take his psychiatrists advice and go away on Holiday this year.

Deciding a trip to a tropical island would be the best place to get away from the snow, Sheriff Tiler, along with his wife and friends Deputy Joe and Marla (from the first film) head on over to the Caribbean for some winter sun.

Unfortunately, Jack manages to escape from the bottles of anti-freeze he was sealed up in and has followed the Sheriff to his holiday destination looking for revenge, as he can now freeze himself regardless of the temperature. So it isn't too long before the tropical resort becomes a "winter wonderland" and, much to Sheriff Tiler's horror, the bodies are starting to pile up once more.

To make matters worse, Jack starts coughing up snow balls which hatch into miniature snowmen, so soon there's a whole army of killer snowballs on the march, which are impervious to heat and anti-freeze. But whilst Hell might have frozen over, it seems Jack has a Banana allergy, which being in the Caribbean, may prove to be his undoing, as long as they have enough super-soakers and alcohol to mix up enough banana cocktails.

Featuring more corny humour and gory killings, this is another laugh riot that just has to be seen to be believed. If you enjoyed the first, then you should get an equally good kick out of this one. Recommended!

Overall marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • It rained during the entire 4 week shoot, which is why many of the external shots don't look particularly sunny for what was supposed to be a tropical island.

  • Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller, Marsha Clark, Bret Boydstun and Scott MacDonald all reprise their roles from the first film. The only original cast member not to return was Stephen Mendel as Agent manners, who is played this time by David Allen Brooks.

  • Colonel Pickering was played by the director's father Ray Cooney, who's actually a well known English play write.

  • The Greek release was titled "Maniakos Hionanthropos 2: Pagomeni Ekdikisi", which translates as "Maniac Snowman 2 : Icy Revenge".

  • Though Scott MacDonald provided the voice, the actual Jack snowman was performed by one of the special effects men, Matt Faletta.

  • The original US VHS release was very heavily cut in order to get an R rating, these shortened, or toned down using alternate footage, virtually every single death scene in the film as well as cutting out some of the nudity and most of the profanity. The US DVD was however uncut.

  • The UK and German FSK DVD releases were of the heavily cut US R-rated version

  • The uncut version is available on US DVD and the German "Not under 16" DVD release.

Extra Info.

Cast & Crew.

 


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Theatrical trailer (4.98MB).

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