TheMovieBlog are reporting that Aaron Ashmore has joined the cast of The Thaw. Fido Director Andrew Currie and his company Anagram pictures are developing the new enviro-horror film. It is a small sub genre of horror that has been around for longer than you would actually think. Long Weekend was one of the first films to address the environment becoming mad at us and striking back. With a remake for Long Weekend in the works and Larry FessendenŐs Last Winter they are making a comeback.
In The Thaw, a deadly prehistoric parasite is released when a Woolly Mammoth is discovered in a melting ice cap. Faced with a potentially global epidemic, four ecology students must destroy the parasite before it reaches the rest of civilization. One-by-one they are infected and one-by-one they turn on each other. Soon the survivors are left with only one choice - to make the ultimate sacrifice and burn everything to the groundÉ including themselves.
Directing the film will be Mark A. Lewis from a script he wrote along with Michael Lewis.
// Palace of Horror.com