Winter’s cruelty helps us to easily perceive protagonists in horror movies as feeble, unable to escape their killers. Below are some of the movies we feel will help you enjoy a ‘horrendous winter’.
30 Days of Night (2007)
Remember the second millennium’s early actor Josh Hartnett? The vampires in this movie are the exact opposite of those you might have seen in Twilight. They are terrible yet clever, using their own weird language for communication. The movie centres around the takeover of a quaint Alaskan town by a group of vampires. Trigger warning: the movie has lots of gore. Click here to watch the trailer.
Let the Right One In (2008)
This Swedish vampire movie became an unexpected hit when it was initially released. Two pre-teen neighbours develop a relationship; one of them can’t eat or enter a home without invitation. The protagonist played by Chloe Grace Moretz later starred in an American re-make although the winter scenes paled in comparison to the Swedish production. Click here to watch the trailer.
Just to be clear, this is not the other Frozen you might be mistaking it to be. In this movie, three young people get stuck on a ski lift and remain suspended hundreds of feet in the air. It shows how they try to endure the freezing cold, their durability. Believe it or not, it doesn’t get boring. Click here to watch the trailer.
Dead Snow (2009)
This is probably the most bizarre zombie movie so far. It was made in Norway and shows Nazi zombies which suddely rise up from the dead and are tracing a lost treasure. Seven students try to protect themselves from these zombies. The movie has lots of gore. Click here to watch the trailer.
The Thing (1982)
The movie is set at an Antarctican camp where a group of American researchers give shelter to a dog being pursued and shot by a helicopter. The dog turns out to be an evil extra-terrestrial who wreaks havoc on the camp. If you’re a fan of the Aliens series, this is definitely worth watching. Click here for the trailer.