The Ice House Film Details
Overview: A serial killer who works in an ice house murders women, then brings their bodies back to the ice house and stores them there. He also murders his identical twin brother, who is a policeman, and takes his place in the investigation.
Tagline: Two men doomed because they look alike…Two women doomed because they love alike.
Review: This is one of those movies that 21st century audiences simply don’t understand. If you weren’t around in the days before political correctness, you probably won’t either. But if you were, you probably “get” movies like the original “Porky’s,” made when the drive-in was king and you could get your date in the mood with a sexy flick. “The Ice House” is a perfect example. It has it all: Handsome, virile beefcake male leads (the Story brothers) with whom the male audiences can identify; hot cars; clubbing at a live sex show; a murder/suspense plot; and plenty of skin & sin to keep you alert. The tongue-in-cheek plot opens with handsome stud Rick Story banging his latest conquest while scantily clad ice-house customer Venus de Marco waits impatiently for service. Though freshly drained from his romp he hits on her too, something her three beefy boyfriends don’t appreciate. A fight ensues and Rick wins…until Venus offers him a toast, then smashes him over the head with a beer bottle. Rick awakens in the arms of his cop twin, David Story. Rick is good and mad at Venus and decides to kick her butt. He tracks her down to the Magic Mushroom, where she dances virtually nude. From there he follows her home, seducing her in the shower. They are going to make it a regular thing, until she toasts him once again–triggering recall of his previous rage, he kills her without realizing what he’s doing. Rick freaks out and has a devil of a time hiding the body. An ex-cop himself, he knows how to clear the crime scene. But his plans go awry and he’s forced to hide the body at his ice house until he can dispose of it. Meanwhile, a female customer sees the corpse and faints, forcing Rick to take her in and assure her it was just a prank. She buys it but needs a drink. When he pours one for her, she toasts him, triggering his homicidal knee-jerk reaction and he kills her, too! Rick’s brother now knows something is up. A chase ensues and David finds the women’s bodies. Rick tries to explain but David still wants to take him into custody for his own and everyone else’s good. A final twist at the end tops things off nicely. Not recommended for 21st century whiners who curl up in the fetal position over anything that doesn’t have a heavy-handed, politically correct pro-feminist message. Highly recommended for sexually active young men who like to have fun without a lot of post-modern propaganda thrown in. PS: Watch for William Bonner’s turn as one of Venus’ boyfriends. Bonner (real name Pierre Maurice Prenatt) was an Air Force vet who made his debut in Ed Wood’s “Orgy of the Dead” and turned up in other films like “The Hard Road.” He was expert at playing sleazy hoods but in real life was a very nice man. He was seriously injured while making his last film in 1975 and confined to a wheelchair for the next 39 years, until his death on 21 October 2014. RIP, my friend.
Duration: 75 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Also known as: Passion Pit,Love in Cold Blood,Crimen on the Rocks,The Passion Pits,The Ice House,Cold Blood