The Frozen Ground | DVD review – Cage, Cusack & Hudgens play against type in fact-based thriller

Frozen GroundBased on the actual hunt for a serial killer in early-1980s Alaska, routine police procedural thriller The Frozen Ground covers familiar territory but benefits from authentically seamy scene setting amid the bars and strip-joints where the killer found his prey, and from solid performances by its leads, all of whom are acting against type.

John Cusack departs from his typical nice guy roles to play the outwardly respectable killer, Robert Hansen; former Disney starlet Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) continues to shed her squeaky-clean image as the teenage prostitute who manages to escape his clutches; and Nicolas Cage reins in his usual quirky tics to play the tenacious state trooper determined to bring Hansen to justice.


Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Koch Media.


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