The Weather Outside is Frightful

Top 10 Winter Based Deadly Movies (revised)

This list was originally compiled during a big cold snap when Deadly Movies twitter chums had nothing better to do than compile pointless lists. Now that snow bares down on many of us again, it’s time to revise and revisit Deadly Movies Top 10 winter movies.

Snow is one of my favourite movie devices, it’s very photogenic, it’s isolating, it brings most infrastructure to a standstill, and it looks awesome when covered in blood, guts, brains, fragments, fluids, spleens, and icky bits. Here’s Deadly Movies favourite red-on-white flicks, now in discernible order just to kick up some debate (the order is based more on snow qualities than artistic merit!):

10: Misery (1990): Kathy Bates and her sledgehammer in the snow

9: Jack Frost (1996): Killer snowman in the (very fake) snow

8: Let the Right one in (2009): Vampires and Swedish child actors that are far too talented than they have any right to be in the snow

7: The Shining (1980): All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy in the snow

6: Fritt Vilt (or Cold Prey 2006): Arghhhh he’s still alive in the abandoned Norwegian hotel in the snow

5: Dead Snow (2009): Nazi zombies are biting my face off in the snow

4: The Invisible Man (1933): James Whale is a genius and you can see that invisible chap’s footprints in the snow in the snow

3: The Grey (2011): Liam Neeson reads a poem, punches a wolf in the face.., in the snow.

2: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010 – and the Rare Exports shorts): Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good and he doesn’t give a fuck in the snow.

1: The Thing (1982): Shape changing aliens and Kurt Russell has a leather sombrero in the snow

Honorable mentions to: Storm of the CenturyFargo, Die Hard 2, A Simple Plan, The Thing (2011), Gremlins, 30 Days of Night, Santa’s Slay, and Black Christmas.

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7 thoughts on “The Weather Outside is Frightful

  1. Melanie's Randomness says:

    love the shining & 30 days of night & Misery. I cant wait to see Dead Snow!!!

  2. Tim Butler says:

    What, no Snowbeast?!(made for TV 1977) Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux and some of the most gratuitous monster cam shots ever.

  3. William Malmborg says:

    Great list. Winter Wonderlands can be scary.

  4. BJ-C says:

    Fantastic list. I will say I'm not a fan of Dead Snow but that's because I'm a snob 😀

  5. Jenn says:

    Larry Fesseden's THE LAST WINTER is a good one, too.

  6. Te* (Slasher Film Sanctuary) says:

    Great list of films. I couldn't agree with you more on the snow covered in blood and guts thing!

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