Eric’s Bad Movies: ‘Jack Frost’ (1998)

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This week’s edition of Eric’s Bad Movies at Film.com continues the seasonal festivities with “Jack Frost,” a heartwarming family comedy from 1998 about a boy’s dad being reincarnated as a snowman. It’s one of those films that never had a chance of being good, doomed for failure from the moment someone thought of it.

There was another film called “Jack Frost” just two years earlier, a horror comedy about a serial killer who becomes a murderous snowman. Never having seen either “Jack Frost” but knowing they both had Eric’s Bad Movies potential, it was hard to choose which one to do. I ultimately went with the schmaltzy one because I figured it had a better chance of being outrageously wrongheaded. The horror “Jack Frost” actually sounds like it might be a good idea, at least for a tongue-in-cheek slasher movie.

Next week’s film will be Christmas-related again — in fact, the word “Christmas” is right there in its title! Its star was in some beloved movies, too, and he is dead now. Those are your hints.

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