A box office bomb at the theater, THE FROZEN GROUND rocketed to Netflix’s Top 10 when it landed on the streamer in 2020. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusak and former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, this cinematic depiction of notorious Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted women for sport, was based on the true crimes covered in Episode 61, the most recent installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club. Armed with the facts, Christopher and Eric compare truth to cinematic license. Would the film have made a greater impact if it had been released during the #MeToo era? Their incisive observations address this question and others as they return to the brutal Alaskan wilderness and its dark secrets.
(This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)