Best Winter Horror Movie Not About Christmas

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Dec 2, 2011.

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What's your favorite non-Christmas winter movie?

Poll closed Jan 1, 2012.
  1. Cold Prey

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  2. Curtains

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Damien: Omen II

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Frozen

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. Ginger Snaps: The Beginning

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  6. Iced

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Jack Frost

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Let the Right One In

    7 vote(s)
    5.4%
  9. Misery

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. Ravenous

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  11. The Brood

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. The Changeling

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  13. The Dead Zone

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  14. The Good Son

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. The Shining

    38 vote(s)
    29.5%
  16. The Thing

    53 vote(s)
    41.1%
  17. Wind Chill

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  18. Kwaidan

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  19. Ghost Story

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  20. Ghostkeeper

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    It's December 1st and winter is officially upon us (well it's officially December 21st, but there's snow on the ground in Canadian cities so I'm just going to go with it), which means that it's time to dust off all those horror movies we like so much that are set in the cold, snowy winter. From this selection of favorites, which one do you like the most?

    NOTE: I'm not including any "Christmas" set movies. There are already several polls on this site covering them, and I'm guessing they'd dominate the polls, so that's why Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Gremlins, etc. are not included.
     
  2. Conal Cochran

    Conal Cochran New Member

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    Easy: John Carpenter's The Thing
     
  3. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    I went with Let the Right One In but Cold Prey,The Thing and The Shining are right up there too
     
  4. zompirejoe

    zompirejoe Active Member

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    The Thing for me, The Shining is a very close second though. This is a really great list of films by the way !:)
     
  5. ronnie21

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    i remember seeing alot of ads for ghost story in dec of 81.. never knew it was a novel, I was only 9 and recall that i really wanted to see it, but i was too young at the time. But i did see it finally on cable in 83.. and liked the effects but felt that it drug a little..
     
  6. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    How can you forget Dawn of the Dead (1978)? It's my all-time favorite horror film which happened to be filmed in late '77/early '78 in freezing cold Pittsburgh.
     
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    It could be considered more of a "suspense" film, but I feel that DEAD OF WINTER (1987) deserves honorable mention. Roddy McDowall is great in it, as usual. It really captures the bleakness of the season.
     
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    its gotta be the shining. much like the exorcist, repeated viewings have somewhat dulled its edge, but its still a phenomenal movie.
     
  9. MarkWarner

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    The Thing

    My second choice would be The Shining.
     
  10. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    I had to go with the Thing, but Let the Right One In, The Shining, Ravenous and Dead Snow are also enjoyable.
     
  11. indrid13

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    Great bunch of films and a tough choice too. Went with The Shining after that it would be The Thing, Ginger Snaps: The Beginning and Let the Right One In. Honorable mentions would be Dead of Winter and Shredder.
     
  12. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Lots of great flicks to choose from, but this one is easy for me. The Shining followed by The Thing. Having lived in Pennsylvania for many years, I endured plenty of harsh winters. The Shining was my favorite film to watch during heavy snow storms. I really love haunted house films and the Overlook Hotel is one of the best in this subgenre. Caretaker Delbert Grady is about as cold as they get.
     
  13. Erick H.

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    I'll have to go with THE SHINING,though winter's chill has added greatly to a number of fine horror films.
     
  14. Demoni

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    Cold Prey 2
     
  15. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    The Shining. Followed by The Brood and The Thing. The Shining Brood Thing.
     
  16. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    The Shining for me, simply because of how excellent it uses the season. It's almost as much a character as the hotel is. Kwaidan and The Brood deserve solid shout-outs too.
     
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    As much as I hate to vote against The Changeling, The Shining would easily be my favorite "winter" horror movie.
     
  18. Gore Lunatic

    Gore Lunatic Violenza Carnale

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    Nice list. Voted for The Shining.
     
  19. Copyboy

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    Just voted for The Thing but now that I think about it, do we really know that this takes place in the winter? I don't remember if there was a date mentioned and being Antarctica couldn't it have been the middle of summer?

    Some great movies on that list. The trapped-under-the-ice scene in Omen II still freaks me the fuck out every time I see it. Also love Dead of Winter and Storm of the Century.
     
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    It's dark for most of the movie, and since it takes place at the south pole we can safely say that the sun is in the northern hemisphere, which would make it Spring or early Summer.
     

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