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Release info, opening scene revealed: IFC Midnight’s chilling survival thriller “CENTIGRADE”

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

There’s no way to escape or keep warm in CENTIGRADE, which is set to bring you blood-freezing thrills later this summer.

IFC Midnight opens CENTIGRADE August 28 at drive-in theaters and on VOD and all digital platforms. Inspired by actual events, it was directed by Brendan Walsh from a script he wrote with Daley Nixon; Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent Piazza star. The synopsis: “In 2002, a young American couple, Matthew [Piazza] and Naomi [Rodriguez], travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice. As if the stakes aren’t high enough, Naomi is eight months pregnant in their frozen prison. With few resources, a dwindling food supply, and nothing but time, tension, blame, and personal secrets bubble to the surface. Matthew and Naomi realize they must work together to survive in a crippling battle against the elements, hypothermia, disturbing hallucinations, and plunging temperatures reaching as low as -30C.”

See the opening scene below, and check out RUE MORGUE #195, now available for pre-order here, for a chat with the creators of CENTIGRADE.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.