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February 12, 2009 3:04 PM   Subscribe

Any horror movies that feature a lot of outdoor snow scenes?

I just walked home in the snow at night and it looked darn creepy. It has made me crave a horror movie with lots of snow. Please recommend a good one!
posted by giggleknickers to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Didn't The Shining have lots of snow?
posted by jasondbarr at 3:06 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


How about child vampires + snow?
posted by magicbus at 3:07 PM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


There was the recently made zombie nazi crossover "Dead Snow" (whether or not thats the style you're looking for, i dont know ;)
posted by jmnugent at 3:09 PM on February 12, 2009


Gosh, you're right about The Shining, but I'm afraid I already saw that one ages ago.
posted by giggleknickers at 3:09 PM on February 12, 2009


The Thing. It's a horror/sci-fi and has no ghosts, but has a bunch of scary monsters and a bunch of snow.
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:10 PM on February 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


30 days of night
posted by idb at 3:10 PM on February 12, 2009


The Thing, Wendigo, The Last Winter (which I haven't seen and can't vouch for,) The Abominable Snowman.
posted by jessenoonan at 3:12 PM on February 12, 2009


Seconding Let The Right One In.
posted by fire&wings at 3:15 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Gah! I clicked through to the trailer for Let the Right One In and took a look. Halfway through, the sound suddenly cut out. I took a look at my speakers and the cord had become unplugged and was lying several centimeters away as if someone had yanked it out. I hadn't moved while this happened and I could see my cat on the other side of the room the whole time.

Now I'm scared.
posted by giggleknickers at 3:17 PM on February 12, 2009


Finnish movie by AJ Annila, called Sauna. It premiered at Toronto Film Festival in September 2008. Trailer here. The trailer doesn't look very snowy, but as I recall, about half the movie takes place in the snow.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 3:18 PM on February 12, 2009


The ones that immediately come to mind for me are The Shining, The Thing (both already mentioned, both excellent) and Wind Chill (which was actually pretty good despite the cheesy name). I've always wanted to see a zombie movie set in the Canadian winter; I couldn't imagine being able to survive the zombie apocalypse for long if it was -30c and the power was out.
posted by mizike at 3:22 PM on February 12, 2009


Also, here's a list I just found

http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=3100

It has some good picks that I forgot, I would definitely recommend Ravenous, although not technically horror (or is it?) it has lots of snow and is really twisted. Misery was also really good and Ginger Snaps the Beginning is decent. Avoid Dreamcatcher like the plague.
posted by mizike at 3:27 PM on February 12, 2009


Nthing Let The Right One In, although it's really not a horror film per se. It is, however, the finest vampire flick ever made, as well as a touching love story and one of the best films about children, and should not be missed. And it has a lot of snow and ice.
posted by elendil71 at 3:28 PM on February 12, 2009



Wind Chill and Dreamcatcher, the latter based on the Stephen King novel.
posted by prinado at 3:35 PM on February 12, 2009


Ravenous.
posted by BobbyVan at 3:44 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jack Frost (1996)...

"The movie takes place in the fictional town of Snowmonton, where (on the week before Christmas) a truck carrying serial killer Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald) to his execution is involved in a freak accident with a truck carrying genetic material. Although Jack escapes, the genetic material causes his body to fuse with the snow on the ground, mutating Jack into a killer snowman. With his body now as icy as his heart, Jack Frost seeks revenge on the citizens of Snowmonton and on the man who finally caught him, Sheriff Sam Tiler (Chris Allport)."

-- Wikipedia
posted by Kirklander at 4:17 PM on February 12, 2009


Cold Prey is a new Norwegian horror movie. It's not great, but about half of it takes place in snow.

Let The Right One In is the movie you're after.

Or just watch Fargo again. Nuff blood in that movie.
posted by Bobby Bittman at 4:29 PM on February 12, 2009


Storm of the Century. Made for TV but not bad.
posted by D_I at 4:32 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dreamcatcher has snow, but it's not a good horror movie. Not good at all.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:34 PM on February 12, 2009


I haven't seen it, but I think last summer's X-Files movie had a lot of snow.
posted by Tufa at 5:02 PM on February 12, 2009


Dreamcatcher has snow, but it's not a good horror movie. Not good at all.

Yes, right. Thank you CPB. I failed to mention that unless you're a completist compelled to see every horror film with snow, steer clear of my suggestions. Wind Chill's tagline--There Are Things Worse Than Dying--serves as a self-referential warning.
posted by prinado at 5:12 PM on February 12, 2009


It's more of an action movie, but the movie Atanarjuat features lots of snow. It's a great Inuit thriller involving walrus spirits and family vendettas.
posted by benzenedream at 5:35 PM on February 12, 2009



Storm of the Century. Made for TV but not bad.


Seconding this, it's the kind of movie that will make you want to get a blanket even if you are watching in August.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 7:51 PM on February 12, 2009


Oh, *good* horror movies? I think most of them have already been covered here. "30 Days of Night" was fun, albeit straightforward. "The Thing" will bother you for weeks if you haven't seen it already.

If you just want horror movies, I can rattle off a butt-ton of really, really terrible ones. "Santa's Slay" was bizarre and off-kilter enough to have its own weird charm. "Jack Frost" and "Ice Spiders" are both amazingly stupid in the point-and-laugh category.
posted by Scattercat at 3:06 AM on February 13, 2009


The Last Winter is similar in setting to The Thing but very different in content. Quite a good horror movie (more creepy than horrific).
posted by slimepuppy at 4:07 AM on February 13, 2009


Omen 2 has a memorable snowy/icy scene.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:51 AM on February 13, 2009


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