This afternoon we got our hands on a promo trailer for Mark A. Lewis’ The Thaw, a film which reminds me of the classic Shawnee Smith episode of X-FILES. You can check it out over at BDTV, while beyond the break you can also take a look at a new poster and a long synopsis.
Evelyn has always had a volatile relationship with her father, Dr. David Kruipen, a world-renowned expert in climate change. When Dr. Kruipen discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a melting polar ice cap, he arranges for Evelyn to travel with a group of ecology students to his remote Arctic research station and celebrate the discovery that will draw attention to his life-long cause – creating awareness and promoting real change amid the global warming crisis. Though skeptical that any kind of change is possible, Evelyn reluctantly agrees to go.
When they arrive, the students discover the research station abandoned. As they confront the possibility that Kruipen and the other scientists are dead, they discover that a deadly prehistoric parasite, dormant inside the mammoth for thousands of years, has been released.
Facing a potentially global epidemic, Evelyn and the three students must destroy the parasites before they reach the rest of civilization. One-by-one the students are infected and one-by-one they turn against each other. At the darkest moment, Dr. kruipen returns wounded but alive, restoring order to the station. With growing horror, Evelyn discovers her father’s true activist intentions: to infect himself with the parasite and unleash it upon civilization. Evelyn is left with one final choice – allow her father to leave or end his act of tyranny by killing him.