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A chilly little locked room mystery
on 14 October 2015
Russian mobsters, corrupt cops, eight million stolen dollars and the suspect captured in a freezing meat locker: it all adds up to a surprisingly entertaining keep-you-guessing mystery. The bad guys are impossibly inept at extracting information from their captive… but it could be he’s telling the truth and doesn’t know where the stolen cash is. Just as you think you’ve figured it out, a new character enters the scene, the stakes gets raised, someone’s arm gets hacked off… the underlings all jostle for superiority until their oligarch arrives, and any of the conflicting stories could be true.
The ending escalates off into the world of movie make-believe, but the preposterous tangle of plot threads holds together until then. There are few pauses to try to think things through (and it’s certainly not worth considering afterwards).
For a low budget B-movie starring no one in particular and set in very limited circumstances, Freezer managed some genuinely tense moments – and didn’t take itself too seriously.