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Below Zero (2011)

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Jack, a writer who goes to a remote meat cooler, where his agent has set it up for him, to be locked in for five days so he can meet his deadline while he writes the ending to his book.

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Signe Olynyk
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Furlong ... Jack the Hack / Frank
Kristin Booth ... Penny / Paige
Michael Eisner Michael Eisner ... David the Agent / Morty
Michael Berryman ... Man on the Plane / Gunnar
Sadie Madu Sadie Madu
Dee Hanna Dee Hanna ... Lady on the Plane / Mrs. Hatcher (as Delores 'Dee' Hanna)
Weezer Weezer ... Butterscotch the Dog
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Based on true events, BELOW ZERO is a thriller with a 'Fargo' feel. It is the story of 'Jack the Hack', a less than average, but once successful screenwriter who now faces writer's block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack's script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack 'just a hack'? While writing the script, the actual screenwriter and producer of BELOW ZERO, Signe Olynyk, arranged to have herself physically locked in the meat freezer of an abandoned, remote slaughterhouse. That's partly how this story developed. It was filmed at the same location. Written by Anonymous

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There's nothing scarier than a blank page.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Schlachthaus See more »

Filming Locations:

Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Twilight Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Cute Actress
2 November 2018 | by beorhhouseSee all my reviews

The only thing going for this movie, worth at most 3 stars, is the cute and versatile actress Kristin Booth. The rest of the horror is a patchwork of scenes from every slasher film you've ever seen mixed with every evil kid film you've ever seen. The concept was original, but the execution, pardon the pun, was disastrous.


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