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Trailer for the Alaska serial killer pic Frozen Ground with Nic Cage, John Cusack, and Vanessa Hudgens

Aug. 21, 2012by: Paul Shirey

There's definitely something "off" with this trailer for FROZEN GROUND, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and Vanessa Hudgens.  It's possible that this isn't quite done and slipped through the cracks, as it feels like a voice over is missing.  Very strange. The missing "Voltage logo" is a pretty good indicator as well.

The pic tells the real-life story of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen, who would lure strippers to his car, kidnap them at gunpoint and fly them to his cabin, before raping and killing them.  It's been suggested, but never proven, that he would "hunt" his victims when he was done with them, setting them free in the woods and pursuing them like wild game.

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I saw this being filmed in my home state of Alaska and I give kudos to the filmmakers for using the real locations.  And even though this trailer is a disjointed mess, I feel like there's a good movie in there, it's just not being presented as such.  Plus, Vanessa Hudgens stripping.  But, also acting.  Win/lose, I guess.

FROZEN GROUND, the first feature from director Scott Walker, also stars 50 CENT, Radha Mitchell, Dean Norris, and Jodi Lynn O'Keefe. No release date is set, but expect Lionsgate to set a date soon.

Extra Tidbit: Where have all the great serial killer/crime thrillers gone?
Source: Indiewire

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9:44PM on 08/21/2012
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6:47PM on 08/21/2012

Hmm...

Not bad, Nothing was off. it was like a Festival circuit trailer. It wasn't like a green band kind of trailer. Normally FC trailers don't show the company's and VO's. But I'll prob check it I like nic cage alot.
Not bad, Nothing was off. it was like a Festival circuit trailer. It wasn't like a green band kind of trailer. Normally FC trailers don't show the company's and VO's. But I'll prob check it I like nic cage alot.
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5:53PM on 08/21/2012
Something off indeed but, disregarding the messy technical aspect of the trailer, this looks like it packs quite a bit of edge and a hard R. I'll take a proper, finished trailer before I say "Yes, please." but for now I'll say that this is interesting.
Something off indeed but, disregarding the messy technical aspect of the trailer, this looks like it packs quite a bit of edge and a hard R. I'll take a proper, finished trailer before I say "Yes, please." but for now I'll say that this is interesting.
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4:22PM on 08/21/2012
I hope this turns out well. Cool to have a reunion for Cusack and Cage! so your from Alaska too Paul? cool! I just moved up here myself.
I hope this turns out well. Cool to have a reunion for Cusack and Cage! so your from Alaska too Paul? cool! I just moved up here myself.
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6:47PM on 08/21/2012
Welcome to the AK, man!
Welcome to the AK, man!
3:49PM on 08/21/2012
I am intrigued. I get the sense that this is actually going to be a good film. Hudgens looks smoking hot.
I am intrigued. I get the sense that this is actually going to be a good film. Hudgens looks smoking hot.
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3:29PM on 08/21/2012
Other than Vanessa Pudgens looking pretty hot, that was probably the WORST trailer I've EVER seen.
Other than Vanessa Pudgens looking pretty hot, that was probably the WORST trailer I've EVER seen.
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3:14PM on 08/21/2012
had to pause at 1:06 to make sure that wasn't Ron Swanson... nope too fat
had to pause at 1:06 to make sure that wasn't Ron Swanson... nope too fat
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2:05PM on 08/21/2012

Looked good until...

Looked pretty interesting until I saw 50 Cent is a producer. Now I'm sure it'll be shit.

Vanessa does looks fuckin smoking though.
Looked pretty interesting until I saw 50 Cent is a producer. Now I'm sure it'll be shit.

Vanessa does looks fuckin smoking though.
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1:40PM on 08/21/2012
This looks like a rough cut for sure. Don't know how it got out, but I can't imagine whoever edited this thought it was ready. A lot of he sound effects sound like placeholders and the audio mix is really rough. Movie could be interesting, though.
This looks like a rough cut for sure. Don't know how it got out, but I can't imagine whoever edited this thought it was ready. A lot of he sound effects sound like placeholders and the audio mix is really rough. Movie could be interesting, though.
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1:17PM on 08/21/2012
Completely agree about this trailer being a disjointed mess; it looks like a very, very rough cut and most definitely cannot be the finished product. It also makes the film look very "direct-to-DVD", though I'm starting to doubt it's entirely the fault of the trailer. Vanessa Hudgens does look great writhing around a stripper pole in lingerie though. As for what happened to quality serial killer/crime thrillers, I think David Fincher needs to return to the genre.
Completely agree about this trailer being a disjointed mess; it looks like a very, very rough cut and most definitely cannot be the finished product. It also makes the film look very "direct-to-DVD", though I'm starting to doubt it's entirely the fault of the trailer. Vanessa Hudgens does look great writhing around a stripper pole in lingerie though. As for what happened to quality serial killer/crime thrillers, I think David Fincher needs to return to the genre.
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1:12PM on 08/21/2012

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They've all become Danish and Swedish tv shows and movies.
Pick of the bunch has got to be the original version of The Killing.
They've all become Danish and Swedish tv shows and movies.
Pick of the bunch has got to be the original version of The Killing.
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