Written by: Michael Den Boer on June 7th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Canada, 2009
Director: Geoff Klein
Writer: Geoff Klein
Cast: Suzi Lorraine, Kerri Taylor, Cindel Chartrand, Christina Sciortino, Jarek Gader, Ivan Peric, Danielle Doetsch, William Jarand, Caroline Faille, Melissa Paulson, Gigi Hébert, Matt Turner, Michele Malone, Christina Gentile, Sandy Greig, Michael Aaron, Pierre Lefebvre
DVD released: July 5th, 2010
Approximate running time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 18 (UK)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Kaleidoscope Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL
Retail Price: £12.99
The film’s title ‘Bikini Girls on Ice’ perfectly summarizes what this film is about. The plot revolves around a group of college girls on their way to a bikini car wash fundraiser. Along the way their bus breaks down in front of a abandoned gas. Unable to quickly repair the bus. They set up their car wash at the abandon gas station. From there the film devolves into a your standard body count horror film as each inept character easily falls prey to a maniac who roams around the abandon gas station.
This film is clearly inspired by body count films like Halloween, The Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, The Burning and April Fool’s Day. And yet despite its intentions this film quickly evolves into a cliched affair that brings nothing new to the slasher genre. To makes matters worse the film’s pacing makes the film fell a lot longer than its actual eight two minute running time. Another area where the film is often lacking include its kill scenes which are a far cry from the blood soaked carnage one would expect from a slasher film. Also the performances from the majority of the cast are mediocre. Two areas where this films delivers are from a production stand point the film is well put together visually and there are plenty of attractive girls in bikini’s. Ultimately Bikini Girls on Ice is a predictable film that lacks the killer instinct that is prevalent in the film’s which it desperately tries to mimic.
Note: The disc sent for this review was a DVD-R which only contains the film. And while the audio / video presentation included with this disc does look and sound very good. We are unable to fully review this release since it might not be representative of the final street product.