TMP Halloween Edition: Snow / Winter Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For post three of our Halloween series, the topic is snow/winter, so here we go!

#1 30 Days of Night

I watched 30 Days of Night last year for my Halloween horror movie marathon and it fits perfectly for this topic. A little town in Alaska finds itself confronted with vampires as the darkest time of winter is upon them.

#2 Dead Snow

Although I haven’t seen Dead Snow yet, it was the first film that came to my mind for today. Title says it all!

#3 The Thing

One of my all-time favorites. Kurt Russell has to deal with a body-snatching monster while trapped in Antarctica.

What’s your favorite horror film featuring snow/winter? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “TMP Halloween Edition: Snow / Winter Horror

  1. I’m better this week than most this month. I’ve seen one of these and we have a sort of roundabout match!

    I’ve heard of the first two but will never see them but The Thing was okay. Not great, not dreadful but that’s how I felt about the original which is one of my choices for the week.

    Along with our semi match I had to poke around to come up with two more the first of which I enjoyed when I saw it in the theatre and the second…..well it fit the theme.

    Dead of Winter (1987)-When struggling actress Katie McGovern (Mary Steenburgen) answers a vague casting call for a leading role she is approached by the mysterious Mr. Murray (Roddy McDowall) and invited to a snowy upstate New York mansion to film a screen test. Upon arrival she meets Dr. Lewis (Jan Rubes) who eagerly hires her to replace an actress she is told suffered a nervous breakdown. However Katie shortly begins to realize dark forces are at work and trapped by both the men and the snow she soon fears for her life.

    The Abominable Snowman (1957)-British scientist John Rollason (Peter Cushing) and his wife Helen (Maureen Connell) wile away their days studying plants at a monastery in the Himalayas. When his American associate Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker) arrives he proposes an expedition to find the mysterious creature Yeti aka The Abominable Snowman. Despite warnings the pair set out along with Friend’s partner (Robert Brown) and a guide (Michael Brill) who claims he can find the beast. However the trip quickly becomes more dangerous than they had anticipated.

    The Thing from Another World (1951)-The Air Force sends in Captain Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) and his team to the remote North Pole research base headed by scientist Dr. Arthur Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) when he reports a crashed UFO nearby. Upon investigation they discover a strange frozen creature (James Arness). Bringing it back to the base the men quibble over how to proceed, meanwhile the creature is mistakenly defrosted and watch out!!

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  2. I will not see the first 2 because they are too scary..well the first one is more while the 2nd looks really stupid but I know I will still jump. I have seen The Thing in the theatre when it came out and it was scary. I prefer the original.

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