The Thaw Parasite (2009) Film Explained  | Parasites the Killers

The Thaw (2008) Thriller movie explained. The American Horror Thriller film “Thaw: Parasite” story summarized with an entire ending with the simplest explanation. The plot is about some science students who find some very old parasites. They want to think that such parasites had ended way back, but thanks to the melting of ice caps, these small creatures begin again. As soon as they are available, they slowly hunt on both animals and humans, due to this there’s an excellent danger to the lives of beings. Its sign is that first, the people of the research team alongside animals get sick. Secondly, the infection starts, and thirdly at some point the living being is killed. These parasites attack in such how that just by watching it, one gets scared as if there’s a Trypophobia. The group of humans tries hard to destroy the place where these crawlers are present but it’s tough to flee alive from them. Extinction will find you!

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The Thaw Parasite (2009) Film Explanations


The film starts while showing a polar bear.
Some people were standing there to hunt it.
One of the men shoots at the bear.
At the first minute, it feels like it doesn’t affect it.
The bear starts attacking them.
Due to it, they all move back being scared now the bear was about to attack,
it fell and dies.
Here they also see the animal with the bear whom it was eating.
Then they lift up the bear and takes it to their research lab.
The next scene shifts to a university, we see some students there.
They were going to the research lab for research.

We see a girl and she is Evelyn.
She is the daughter of dr. Kruipen, who is researching a virus in this movie.
Dr. Kruipen was making her agree to come to him.
But she refuses because she was angry with him.
When Dr. Kruipen says that he will name all the property of her mother to her name
she agrees.
On another side, the companions of Dr. Kruipen tell him the bear is dead.
Those were the people we saw at the start of the movie.
They were the companions of Dr. Kruipen.
They were researching something.
The bear was also a part of their research.
With it, two days passed in the movie
and we see Dr. Kruipen was talking to someone on the call.

The name of the man was Bart whom he was talking to.
Here Dr. asks Bart to stop his daughter and the other students to come here.
But the daughter of Dr. Kruipen doesn’t obey this.
Now they all reach the research lab by helicopter.
In this scene, we also see the people of the research facility.
Their condition was worst.
They reach the lab but there was dark in the lab.
Because the energy source of the lab was just a generator,
it wasn’t working.

Here the daughter of Dr. Kruipen, Evelyn, and her companion Atom was seeing the research facility in darkness.
Suddenly, they came to a room it was so smelly.
At the same time, when the lights turn on they see a huge polar bear there.
It was the same polar bear it was brought here by the companions of Dr. Kruipen.
Meanwhile, after turning on the generator Bart comes there.
Seeing the bear he asks Atom to click a picture of him with it.
As he puts his arm on the bear,
he feels like an insect has bitten him.
But he ignores it.
They leave from there.

In the next scene, we see Evelyn calls her father.
He scolds her that they shouldn’t come here when he forbade them.
Now he asks them to stop at the research facility.
After it, something strange happens in the movie,
The female companion of Dr. Kruipen shoots Dr. Kruipen and his companion.
Then we see the scene at night,
one of the students there at the research facility sees the strange insects in a room.
The student gets scared after seeing those insects.
He shifts his room.
But his fellow stays there.
At the midnight, when Evelyn wakes up she sees someone is coming there.
As she goes out she sees the female companion of Dr. Kruipen,
she was coming out of the helicopter.

Her condition was worst.
Evelyn takes her inside the research facility.
Here they were taking care of her.
Meanwhile, a student fellow of her comes there.
She has rashes on her full body.
Seeing this, they all get shocked.
Then the other fellow also tells them about the insects.
The insects which he saw inside the room.
The boy was still scared and he advises that we should leave from here.
After it, they were ready to move from there.
But due to some defect in the helicopter, they couldn’t move.
In this scene, we see that the infected lady was about to die.

Her condition was getting worse
with it, some kind of strange fluid was also coming from her mouth,
Evelyn tries to save her.
But Bart understands that it is a bad infection
and he forbids Evelyn to do anything.
Here they seal the room.
Evelyn and Atom move to search for Evelyn’s father.
Reaching the research spot, they see an animal.
Some insects were eating it and it also has the eggs of those insects.
They also see a dead body there.
The dead body was of the companion of Dr
seeing it, they suspect maybe the lady has killed them.

When they return to the research facility,
they notice the same insects and eggs on that lady’s body.
They get worried after seeing them.
Seeing all this, the student becomes worried.
He calls the rescue helicopter so that it will rescue them.
Then Evelyn also sees the bear they find the same infection on it.
Seeing it, she understands that the situation is critical.
It is a kind of infection that can spread like a pandemic.
Evelyn makes her companions understand
that we shouldn’t move out from here in this situation.

Because like this, this infection can spread to the whole of the world.
She decides that they will also forbid the rescue helicopter to come here.
But her companion student forbids her to do this.
He destroys the radio system while shooting it.
So that it will not stop the helicopter.
In the next scene, we see a student who comes with Evelyn,
there were the same eggs on her body.
Seeing her, Evelyn knows that the girl is also infected.
Then they again go to the lab.
The place where they place the body of the lady with the bear.

Seeing the strange insects coming out of her body they get scared.
On another side, due to the bitten by the insect
the infection of Bart’s hand was spread.
In this case, the infection can be spread to the whole body.
That’s why he decides that to avoid and stop the infection he will cut his hand.
At first, the companions of Bart weren’t agreed on this.
But when he insists Evelyn manages some first aid there
with courage, she cuts his hand with a huge knife.
His hand was bleeding.
Evelyn tries to stop it.

Now many insects were coming out of his cut hand but Atom kills them with fire.
So those insects will not move further.
After it, we see Evelyn wants to research those insects and infections.
During this, she finds the diary of her father.
In it, there was already a lot of information about those insects and infections.
Due to it, we come to know her father knows much about those insects.
Seeing all this, Evelyn decides she will take her father’s camera from the lady’s hand.
They all forbid her to do this.
When she insists they agree but on one condition
if any insect will come on her they will not let her come out of the room.

She accepts it. We see Evelyn covers her body and goes into the room.
As she was coming out while taking the camera,
suddenly, the insects come out of the bear’s body and were about to attack her,
she immediately comes out.
But after this care, an insect was about to move in her body,
Atom takes it out of her body.
Like this, she was saved from all the insects.
In the next scene, we see they all were seeing the videos of Dr. Kruipen.
Meanwhile, those insects come there.

While seeing those insects they go to the lab,
they see the body of the bear had been decomposed by those insects.
Those insects are in large quantities in the lab.
On another side, we see her infected student fellow
was also requesting her to let her come out.
With it, she also wants to tell their one fellow is also infected.
But before she tells this the fellow shoots her.
They all think he shoots her to avoid the spread of infection.
In the same scene, we see Evelyn was checking Bart’s hand.
Seeing the insects in his hand confirms that Bart is also infected.
Now Bart decides that he will stay here.

He asks them to leave from there.
But before going out,
Evelyn and Atom decide they will go out after testing themselves.
If anyone will be infected will not go out from here.
On it, their third fellow comes in anger.
Because he was infected.
He reveals in front of everyone that I am infected.
I will go out from here definitely.
Hearing it, they become worried.
They stop him but he has a gun.

Evelyn and Atom were making him understand
that how can he put all the world in danger for his sake?
Just for some time to save his life
how he will finish the people of the whole of the world?
But he ignores them.
He was about to shoot them but Dr. Kruipen comes from behind and shoots him.
Here the entry of Dr. Kruipen was a lifesaver for them.
Dr. Kruipen asks them to destroy this facility.
To avoid the spread of this infection.
They were about to do this but they think they should see the full recordings first.

Seeing the video, they also come to know Evelyn’s father is also infected.
He infected himself on his own.
So that he can know about the infection.
Like this, he can save lives while sacrificing his life.
Seeing all this, Evelyn becomes sad.
She tries to make her father understand
it is not the way to save the world.
But Dr. ignores them.
He locks them in the facility.
Meanwhile, the rescue helicopter comes there
they were about to leave from there.

Meanwhile, Evelyn and Atom after trying a lot
they succeed to come out of the facility.
They shoot the helicopter with a gun.
Due to it, the helicopter loses its balance.
It destroys the facility.
Due to it, the facility and helicopter both were removed.
Due to the blast of the helicopter, Atom also dies in it.
Evelyn was depressed after seeing him.
Now in the last scene of the movie, we see a dog is eating a bird.
The bird is infected with this infection.
With it, we also come to know that it is a pet dog.
Seeing it, we can say now this infection will spread in the world.

Here the movie ends.



Source: Lionsgate
Director: Mark A. Lewis
Producer: Mark A. Lewis (Same)
Edited by and Production: Ghost House Underground
Writers: Mark A. Lewis(screenplay)Michael Lewis(screenplay)
Stars: Val KilmerMartha MacIsaacKyle Schmid
Cast:  Val Kilmer as Dr. David Kruipen
Martha MacIsaac as Evelyn Kruipen
Aaron Ashmore as Atome Galen
Kyle Schmid as Federico Fulce
Steph Song as Ling Chen
Anne Marie DeLuise as Jane
Viv Leacock as Bart

More Details : 

Audio Description: ‏ : ‎ English
Director ‏ : ‎ Mark A. Lewis
Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 34 minutes
Release date ‏ : ‎ October 6, 2009
Actors ‏ : ‎ Val Kilmer, Aaron Ashmore, Steph Song, Martha MacIsaac
Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ Spanish, English
Producers ‏ : ‎ Mary Waterhouse, Trent Carlson, Rob Neilson
Studio ‏ : ‎ Lionsgate
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA


Details and info from the Wikipedia

Directed by Mark A. Lewis
Written by Mark A. Lewis
Michael Lewis
Produced by Trent Carlson
Rob Neilson
Mary Anne Waterhouse
Starring Val Kilmer
Martha MacIsaac
Kyle Schmid
Steph Song
Aaron Ashmore
Anagram Pictures Inc.
Distributed by Lionsgate
Ghost House Underground
Release date
  • August 30, 2009 (Nuremberg Fantasy Filmfest)
Countries United States
Language English



User Reviews The Thaw Parasite (2009) Film Explanations


The Thaw is a 2009 American science fiction horror thriller film directed by Mark A. Lewis and starring Val Kilmer, Martha MacIsaac, and Aaron Ashmore. – Wikipedia


A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite. – IMDB


The famous and infamous ecologist Dr. David Krupien is leading research in the Arctic with his assistants Jane and Edward about the impact of global warming on polar bears. Dr. Krupien’s daughter Evelyn and the students Federico Fulce, Ling Chen, and Atom Galen are invited to join the expedition. However, Dr. Krupien and his team discover a deadly prehistoric parasite in a mammoth, and Dr. Krupien asks the helicopter pilot Bart to call off the travel of Evelyn and leave her in Dawson City, Yukon. However, the rebel Evelyn forces Bart to take her to the base station. Sooner the group finds Jane that is terminal and contaminated by the parasite, and they also discover that she had sabotaged the helicopter and shot Dr. Krupien and Edward. When they find that the bugs in the base are lethal, Evelyn and Atom decide to stay in quarantine to contain the contamination and call the CDC. However, Fed releases a distress signal, calls a helicopter, and destroys the radio.

Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ( An IMDB User)


The Thaw is a few groups of scholars who visit a search station somewhere in Canada, but few of whom get infected with parasitic bugs. This movie starts and flows in a really good tone until the last quarter-hour of it when Val Kilmer is revealed to be the culprit. His intention to infect mankind through these parasitic bugs fails, but later they spread via another source.

Overall, everything during this movie is well made, except the disappointing climax.

Therefore it deserves only 2 stars!

-A Google User Review of this Movie



The entire time, it’s shoving artificial globel warming crap down your throat. Ignoring the straightforward and straightforward to research, facts it not true. Is there globel warming? Of course. BUT IT’S NATURAL! There is simply yoour much ice tapping research to prove it. The world heats and cools natually. Always has and always is. The ice caps are not even melting. THEY’RE MOVING!
All of this film’s BS aside, the so called horror isn’t set actually in the least . Normally not a issue, but b/c the film is trying so hard to say it’s , the fiction only hurts it. Nothing has been ready to survive many yrs in ice. Even viruses can’t survive. But we’re suppose to believe a small insect can?? And why would this ONE prehistoric animal be the sole one ever found to be infected? Why would such a dangerous infection be so freaking rare??
The story is as cheesy as they come. Just more teenagers having sex for no reason, at the foremost stupid moments. And WHY are they touching clearly dead and infected courses and blood with their bair hands? The one black guy, for a few no reason in the least , rolls up his sleeve, while within the cold, just to get his bare arm on a dead ice bear , for a photo? WTF?! Just to offer a excuse for his being bite. And they all die as was common and therefore the infection manages to flee . The practical effects are great. The CGI is trash as usual. Stupid story, stupid characters, stupid CGI, and stupid propaganda.
I loved Kilmer in Willow, then I bought this trash film. And this is often coming from a man with Val Kilmer’s signature persisted my wall. This movie SUCKS! Would burn it if I could. The other reviews complete lied!

-Another Google User Review of this Movie


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