To go along with our exclusive image posted yesterday night, dig on inside to find a new behind-the-scenes look at the freezing cold set of James Felix McKenney’s Hypothermia, which wraps production today (fittingly in the middle of a blizzard in upstate NY). A large portion of the production took place on the middle of a frozen lake – Great Sacandaga Lake in Mayfield, NY. We’re told that the production team spent weeks filming on the ice, having to take snow mobiles/four wheelers out to the actual set making it a challenge to even grab a cup of coffee or use the restroom. In a remote winter hideaway devoid of any sign of life, two unsuspecting families on an ice-fishing vacation discover something sinister lurking in the frozen lake. One thing is for certain – the creature is hungry and the only prey left is human. Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Greg Finley, Don Wood, Ben Forster and Amy Chang all star.
“The story takes place in Maine in the dead of winter. Ray Pelletier and his wife Helen have been ice fishing the frozen expanse of Lake Noyade for over two decades but this year something is different: no fish bite. Is it their new neighbors on the ice — Stevie Jr. and his overbearing Dad — with their high-tech gear and over-sized rig that is driving the fish away? Or is it something else? The answer comes in an onslaught of ferocious attacks that unites the two families against a mysterious creature from under the ice.”
Producers on the film include Dark Sky Film’s (Hatchet 2, The House of the Devil) Derek Curl, Jacob Jaffke and Glass Eye Pix producers Peter Phok and Larry Fessenden (House of the Devil, The Roost, I Sell the Dead, The Last Winter).