For those fortunate enough to still experience the 4 seasons of weather, and unless you are vacationing someplace tropical, a skier, or a masochist, then winter is most likely your least favorite time of the year. But battling the sub-zero hell of wind-chilled temperatures, or struggling through snow-filled streets and sidewalks, is a relaxing day at the spa compared to the unique winter challenges found in these 5 horror films.
30 Days of Night (2007) – For some of us, the thought of spending thirty days of night with [Rabbit in Red’s Horror Hunk of 2018] Josh Hartnett sounds like THE perfect winter distraction. Unfortunately, in this case THAT would be a short-lived one, thanks to the unwelcome arrival of a band of bloodthirsty, fantasy-crushing vampires. #wintersucks
Dead Snow (2009) – Although technically this film takes place during Easter vacation, its setting in the cold, snowy mountains of Norway definitely gives it a more winter-than-spring vibe. But when you’re one of a group of students being hunted by zombies who are wearing World War II Nazi SS uniforms, the only vibe of interest is one of survival. #theundeadofwinter
Frozen (2010) – Not to be confused with the Disney flick of the same name, welcome to an “après-ski” experience like no other; one which involves two men and a woman being stranded on a ski lift, bone-chilling temperatures, severe frost bite, nothing to eat or drink, fractured bones, and a vicious pack of ravenous wolves. #winterbites
Misery (1990) – Never depend on the kindness of a stranger, even if the one in question is a nurse who has rescued you from a blizzard-related, roadside car crash, is the “number one fan” of the Victorian romance novels you write, but less-than-supportive of your desire to branch out from that literary genre, and whose improvised version of indoor croquet involves her sledgehammer and your feet. #winterbreak
The Shining (1980) – Winter can admittedly have a polarizing effect on families, especially if they’re stuck with one another for the entire season. Whereas some view that kind of “quality” time as an opportunity for children to bond with their parents, the same cannot be said for those whose experience includes being chased through a snowy maze in the middle of the night by their homicidal, axe-wielding father whose interpretation of the rules of ‘hide and seek’ is, needless to say, a bit fucked up. #heeeereswinter