March 11th: Baby it’s cold outside.

68. The Last Winter (Larry Fessenden, 2006)

Love a good ghost story, love it. Starring Ron Perlman and James LeGros, The Last Winter is about a team of experts in the arctic region of Alaska preparing a site for oil drilling. The pristine landscape houses something more than oil though and soon the members of the team are going missing, suffering from breakdowns and behacing irrationally. Soon thing become increasingly sinister when one member turns up dead in the snow. The Last Winter is a diverting little horror film with some very nice touches. It has a relatively mild eco-message but that plays second fiddle to the chilling atmosphere. It even has a classical lack of closure like all good ghost stories, thought it is hampered by a rather meagre budget in some places.

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