Frozen Alive

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"Suspended animation or death!"
  • 1964
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 4.0  (631)

Frozen Alive is a 1964 sci-fi thriller directed by Bernard Knowles and starring Mark Stevens, Marianne Koch, and Wolfgang Lukschy. The film follows the story of Dr. Frank Overton (Mark Stevens), a brilliant scientist who becomes obsessed with cryogenics, the practice of freezing living beings in the hopes of one day reviving them. Overton is convinced that cryogenics is the key to achieving immortality and dedicates his life to perfecting the process.

However, when Overton is diagnosed with a serious illness and faced with his own mortality, he decides to become the first human test subject for his cryogenic experiment. With the help of his colleague Professor Powers (Wolfgang Lukschy), Overton is frozen and stored in a cryogenic chamber.

Years later, a group of scientists discover Overton's frozen body and attempt to revive him. But as they start to thaw him out, they realize that something has gone terribly wrong. Overton is not awakening peacefully as they had hoped, but instead is becoming increasingly violent and unpredictable.

Meanwhile, Overton's wife Judith (Marianne Koch) is forced to confront the consequences of her husband's actions. She had been against her husband's obsession with cryogenics from the start, and his decision to undergo the experiment only ended up tearing their family apart. As Overton begins to go on a rampage, Judith must make a difficult decision: try to save her husband or stop him before he causes irreparable harm.

What follows is a tense and suspenseful race against time, as the scientists must figure out how to stop Overton before it's too late. The film touches on themes of mortality, the pursuit of immortality and the consequences of playing god.

The performances in the film are strong, particularly Mark Stevens as the charismatic but troubled Dr. Overton. Koch also gives a poignant performance as the conflicted and distraught Judith. The film's cinematography and production design are both impressive, with the scenes featuring the frozen chamber adding to the overall sense of tension and dread.

Overall, Frozen Alive is a compelling and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller that explores themes of mortality and the ethics of science. While the film's pacing may feel slow at times, the suspense and tension keep the audience engaged throughout. It's a fascinating peek into a time when cryogenics was still a relatively new and unexplored field, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of playing god with science.

Frozen Alive is a 1964 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.0.

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    1 hr 20 min
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    4.0  (631)