Wednesday, February 3, 2016

5 Bone Chilling Winter Horror Films!

1.  Winter Lily (2000) - This movie was creepy as fawk!  It's set at a country bed and breakfast in what I believe to be the American Northeast region of New England.  For those who don't know what "New England" is, it's Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.  The owner of the bed and breakfast has a bedridden daughter that the photographer becomes more and more interested in and eventually meets her and is shocked by the circumstances surrounding her and her family.

2.  30 Days of Night (2007) - Setting a vampire flick in Alaska during the dark season in the winter's snow sets an isolated, terrifying tone that probably couldn't be attained anywhere else, except for perhaps in the desert, but that's another matter.  Something about the dark and the winter chills viewers to the bone.  Also, in the desert sun, vampires wouldn't have free reign day and night and they'd probably melt, so yeah, that wouldn't work, at least not in the same manner as a months-long continuous stretch of winter does in this unique horror flick.  This is just one of the many elements that makes the film a must-see!

3.  Let the Right One In (Let Me In) (2008 & 2010) - Let the Right One In, which is titled "Låt Den Rätte Komma In in Swedish, is the original Swedish version of the American version of the film, "Let Me In".  With slight variations in each respective version, though the snow doesn't have much to do with the film other than setting an isolated, calm, and quiet backdrop to events that are quite jarring to add some stark contrast to the story, this film is fawked!!!!  You really have to watch the original again if you you didn't get some of the subtleties the first time, because I didn't.  Let me just give you one single SPOILER hint.  Eli isn't a little girl and that guy isn't Eli's father, either.  He does love her, though, and does what he has to do to keep her alive.  That's got to be one of the most vital parts of the original that is stripped from the American version to keep it "politically correct".  That makes it almost an entirely different film.  Does it not?

4.  Three Extremes (2004) - This is East Asian horror trilogy, which is filmed in South Korean, Chinese, and Japanese is excellent overall.  Dumplings, is of course, one of my favorites.  However,
the story, "The Box", takes place in winter, and is excellent.  I highly suggest this movie to anyone who hasn't seen it.  Anyway, the segment that I'm going to discuss in this post, "The Box", a young Japanese lady is plagued by an oddly disturbing and recurring nightmare that involves being buried in a box in the snow.  The woman continuously searches for her sister throughout the film and discovers her dreams may offer a connection to her circumstances.

5.  Frankenstein (2004) - This made-for-TV mini-series, "Frankenstein", filmed in 2004
begins set at the North Pole, not to be confused with Antarctica, which is located above the South Pole.  This adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the novel, is the closest retelling of the tale to match the original tale.  The film begins with an expedition that has arrived at the North Pole on a ship and meets Victor Frankenstein, who tells the crew about his tale of when he created a living monster much to their initial disbelief.

You can watch the entire Frankenstein miniseries by clicking here for part 1. hosts the series and it's entirely legal to watch and enjoy this film, rest assured!

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