I have always been a fan of Dylan McDermott from his early films like Steel Magnolias and Hardware right up through the first season of American Horror Story. He has always been a reliable and compelling character actor that I am always happy to see turn up in a new film. He headlines a new and interesting thriller this week called Freezer.
Robert (McDermott) is an ordinary guy who finds himself locked in a meat freezer by Russian mob thugs who claim he owes them $8 million. Not knowing why he is there or who is dealing with, Robert must find a way to not only escape but find a way out of the entire situation. He gains a little help when he finds a police detective bound in the back of the freezer and together they try to piece the mystery together and find a way to save their own lives.
I don’t really want to discuss plot details of Freezer as the unravelling of the story is the best part of the movie. McDermott carries the film well, appearing in pretty much every frame of it. Peter Facinelli and Yuliya Snigir are also excellent, but it is Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld’s interesting script that is the real star here. An interesting premise and a unique one location mystery hook you from the beginning and keep you guessing right through to the end.
The Blu-ray from Anchor Bay is very nice looking for a lower budget thriller. The fact that the film was done all on one set must have helped with the budget as everything is very well thought out, lit and filmed. An interesting experiment in mystery storytelling, Freezer is worth the trip.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.