The Thaw (2009)

Director
Mark A. Lewis

Main cast
Val Kilmer; Martha MacIsaac; Aaron Ashmore; Kyle Schmid; Anne Marie DeLuise

Genres
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Description
At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the unsuspecting students who are forced to quarantine and make necessary sacrifices, or risk infecting the rest of the world.


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