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Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Dec 2, 2011.
I might have picked Wind Chill, but I went with Thing. You just can't beat that one.
Only because of this and The Thing being at the top of all my other lists, that I have to go with Ravenous. We need a Blu-ray for this cannibal classic, non-anamorphic dvd isn't cutting it on the HD set-up so much, and it would benefit greatly even if the dvd was 16X9 with all the epic long shots of the countryside and mountains and shit.
Shining is a close 3rd as that wouldn't have worked without the winter at all.
Went with Let the Right One In since we can't be sure that The Thing took place during the winter.
Gotta go with The Shining, with The Thing close behind. Can't wait for Ghostkeeper!!!
Iced :lol: EH!!!!
Don't forget Dead Snow and Screams of a Winter Night!
Wendigo is the best, in my opinion. But since that isn't an option, I threw a vote toward Frozen.
We can totally be sure that it didn't take place during winter, but since every season in Antarctica is "winter" it probably shouldn't matter.
The Thing followed by The Shining almost a tie. Don't really care for the other films in the poll.
The Thing all the way
I gave my vote to Misery, but The Thing, The Shining, Ravenous and Dead Snow are all great choices too. But The Thing may not officially be a winter movie, it was just in Antarctica where it's always freezing.
A quick Google search revealed just as I suspected, there is virtually no sun in winter in Antarctica, so we can put to rest any idea that The Thing was set in winter. Not to mention I don't think they'd be going outside in -50 + degree temperatures! So I had no choice, my vote went to The Changeling. I re-watched The Thing just recently and I had forgotten not only how incredibly gory it was but how simple and effective too.
This forum is full of remarks about "The Changeling"... got to check this out.
Never really thought of The Changeling as being a "winter" film. Sure, the few seconds in the beginning where his wife and children die takes place in the winter, but does the other 85 minutes? I can't recall. And either way it has nothing whatsoever to do with the plot.
Watching another movie right now that is Winter-based.... THE BOOGENS!!!!
Good poll! I like winter themed horror movies. I think the cold weather and snow can act as a character. If they are done right, you get chills from the feel of the film, not just from the horror, but from the cold weather feel. The Shining is fantastic, but nothing beats The Thing!
I, too, was bummed that Wendigo didn't get mentioned. I'll admit that I would have voted for Shining regardless. And would probably place Brood and Ravenous above it as well. But, I think it's still an overlooked little gem of a film and deserves more love.
Curtains! Guilty Pleasure!
Saw this just recently and was thoroughly entertained. Why it isn't on DVD is beyond me. My expectations were very low, I was thinking below average to average when I put it on, but it just blew that right out of the water. That the creatures were lame didn't really matter in the end, what preceded them was so much fun I didn't care.
Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers.
Oh, good pull there.
Oh yeah, I'd definitely would have had to vote for Boogens if it was on the poll. Definitely.