Ice Road Killer (2022 Lifetime)

Ice Road Killer (2022 Lifetime)

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Cast: Sarah Allen, Colton Royce, Zoë Belkin,

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

During a road trip to a remote northern cabin, a mother and her teenage daughter pick up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be a thief fleeing a cold-blooded killer, only to become his next target. Sarah Allen and Zo Belkin star. (2022)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Helen Taylor drives on an icy road while arguing with an admission counselor on her phone. She almost runs over a pedestrian/hitchhiker who asks for a ride. The young hitchhiker named Carly reminds Helen of her daughter. (Who Helen happens to be heading to pick up from college.) 

Carly isn’t as trustworthy as she seems and is working a con with her boyfriend, Boyd. Boyd insists that they keep the scheme going. They find unsuspecting people on the road and carjack/rob them. The picking up of Helen’s daughter throws a wrench in their plans. So does the gun Helen keeps in her glovebox? 

At a rest stop, Helen and Carly pick up Helen’s daughter Lauren. Boyd is there too and encourages Carly to continue riding with the target. Boyd is supposed to follow along, but a trucker blocks him in and kills him. Then he steals his phone.

Carly becomes concerned when Boyd doesn’t answer her texts. Then the truck comes barrelling down the icy two-lane highway. The driver aggressively passes them and then slams on the break. Carly flicks off the driver and screams, “Screw you!!!” Which is a mistake. Helen tells Carly to knock it off because “You shouldn’t mess with truckers.” She should know because her husband apparently used to be one. (Random detail. Or is it?) The trucker almost runs them off the road.

The trucker messages Carly as Boyd and tells her to pull off and stay at a hotel to ditch the aggressive driver. Helen and Lauren agree with the plan but want to report the incident to the police. 

At the hotel, Carly stays behind while Laura and Helen head to grab some dinner. Carly steals some cash and jewelry; then, she waits outside for Boyd to pick her up. A text comes in of Boyd dead, and Carly screams. She rushes back into the motel room for protection and returns all the stolen items. Carly grabs the closes flower vase to protect herself.

When the coast is clear, Carly meets Laura at the restaurant and downs shots. Then she asks Laura for the anti-nausea pills she takes for her secret pregnancy. Laura begs Carly not to tell her mother, which isn’t a problem for Carly. She has more significant concerns. (See dead boyfriend.)

Helen is not a drinker and goes back to the motel room. As she is getting ready for bed, there is a knock at the door, and outside hangs a teddy bear by a noose. Helen gets her gun and marches over to the truck parked in the motel lot. Then she opens the truck and cuts the power to the battery. 

The weather is getting worse, but that doesn’t deter Helen from gathering the girls and hitting the road. Helen is paranoid and thinks someone is following her. He takes an alternate route to the cabin. 

Carly notices Boyd’s truck and asks them to pull over frantically. An attractive police officer tells them that they are investigating. Carly doesn’t wait around for clarification and screams for Boyd. She finds him alive in the woods, bloody and tied to a tree. He tells her to run. The trucker shows up behind her and tells her that she robbed him once before, and this has all been an act of revenge. 

Carly pulls out the gun and screams, “This is for Boyd,” before firing an empty gun. Helen stops Carly from being attacked and holds the trucker at gunpoint until Carly can get Officer Sexy. 

The trucker tells Helen that if she stops him from having Carly, he will replace stalking her for Helen and her daughter. Helen lets him get away.

Carly sits down at a diner with Helen and Laura and explains everything. All is forgiven, and they decide to work together to stop the trucker. Where did Officer Sexy go, you ask? It was a busy night, and he had to go. 

The storm rages on, and for some reason, probably convenient for the writer, the diner has a bedroom where the women can stay for the night.

They barricade themselves in the bedroom and have a heart-to-heart. Laura comes clean about the pregnancy to her mother. This goes over better than expected, and Helen seems fine with it. They all go to bed, but Carly sneaks out with the gun to kill the trucker. (Who is again parked in the parking lot conveniently.) 

Laura tries to stop Carly from committing murder, but the trucker grabs her from behind and throws Laura into the snow. The two young women fight the trucker like he is some villain in a horror movie. Carly doesn’t make it and is stabbed to death. The trucker kidnaps Laura. 

Somehow, Helen sleeps through the whole thing. (Maybe it is all the driving that has got her sleepy.) Helen wakes up just in time to see Laura being driven away in the big ass truck. She chases them down but is low on fule.  

Eventually, Helen follows the trucker to his home and watches him chop wood for a while. 

Then she sneaks into the home and finds the house filled with stuffed animals in boxes marked “Emma’s Stuff.” Once she finds Laura, they realize that the trucker lured Helen to kill them both. 

The trucker chops down the door with an ax while screaming some backstory that is incoherent. While the trucker shouts, Helen hot rods the big rig.

The trucker pulls them out of the truck and knocks them out. He ties them up in the garage this time. While chopping some more wood, the trucker continues to mumble to himself. He plans to burn the house down and them all with it. 

Helen frees herself and fights with the trucker. Helen smashes his head with a tire iron and then unties her daughter. They walk through the cold to try and get help and end up hitch hitchhiking. They are picked up by a good samaritan. The end!

Side Note

Minority Report: Officer, Diner Owner, Good Samaritan, 

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Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

🔪🔪🔪 (3 Knives)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷 (1 glass of wine.)

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