That's not the way I like to start a review of a movie I liked. Not with a diatribe about my feelings on how horror marketing is fucking up our genre. I only bring this up because I was initially deterred from watching it based on the sour cover. Seemed bland. Boring. A bunch of folks staring at a goddamn ice fishing hole. Even if one of those fuckers is Michael Rooker, what the fuck am I looking at? Back of the box yielded an uncreative description embedded with the spoilers that might take all the fun out of watching the movie ergo I didn't read the back of the box. So I have this movie sitting in front of me that now own and no desire to watch solely based on the shit marketing job. Glad I changed my mind.
Hypothermia is a modern creature feature with a creepy little fishman baddie that will put the creature from the black lagoon to shame. I mean we're talking about Island of the Fishmen aka Screamers level costuming only modernized and hidden behind some clever but obvious fast paced camera work. Season with the proper level of deep cutting gore and you've got something worth watching on a very MTV/music video level; it'll keep your attention for as long as there's someone getting ripped to shreds by said creature. If that was all this movie was good for then we wouldn't be talking about it. I'd just be bitching about it on FaceBook and complaining about how shitty the cover box is.
Oh and that cover art that fucking blows... you can switch it for rad, almost-Arrow Video esque cover art that would have had me watching it months ago. Marketeers... get it fucking straight. We want good cover art and we want it now or we're going to stop buying your shit cover art movies even if the plot's great.
Note: Michael Rooker is more than Merle or Henry. He's great actor. Believe it.