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rhett
10-11-2010, 07:24 PM
It may be cooling off this time of year, but things are heating up at HORRORDIGITAL.COM for October Madness. Well, kind of. Adam Green's chiller, FROZEN, hit Blu-ray & DVD earlier this fall, and we've got two posters autographed by the HATCHET director himself! All you have to do to win one is tell us what your favorite winter-set horror movie is.
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It may be cooling off this time of year, but things are heating up at HORRORDIGITAL.COM for October Madness. Well, kind of. Adam Green's chiller, FROZEN, hit Blu-ray & DVD earlier this fall, and we've got two posters autographed by the HATCHET director himself! All you have to do to win one is tell us what your favorite winter-set horror movie is.

Over the years there have been a bunch of horror movies that really use the snow and the season to really set the mood. I can't imagine movies like THE SHINING, MISERY or THE CHANGELING without picturing those desolate icy landscapes. Which one sticks out most to you?

Up for grabs for 2 lucky winners is an autographed FROZEN poster by Director Adam Green

The contest runs for one full week and will end Monday, October 18th, when our next contest will begin. We will have a contest every week this October as part of our October Madness extravaganza.

To enter, make a single post in this thread telling us your favorite winter-set horror movie. Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

Let's hear it, horror fans...what snowy movie chills you most, and why?

Egg_Shen
10-11-2010, 07:47 PM
I'm sure this one'll be picked quite a bit, but is there really a better winter horror film than Kubrick's The Shining? Some of the performances may be off, but the direction is pitch perfect.

sumo8675309
10-11-2010, 07:51 PM
i vote for black christmas 74'

addicted2dvd
10-11-2010, 08:00 PM
I would have to go for Black Christmas as well

skinnypuppy
10-11-2010, 08:08 PM
The Thing!

The Doctor
10-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Gremlins. The winter setting and christmastime anarchy make it all the more memorable.

fattyjoe37
10-11-2010, 08:15 PM
A snowy, winter-setting adds a lot to a horror film. My favorite is The Thing, but every movie listed so far is good in my book.

Undeadcow
10-11-2010, 09:38 PM
Gremlins... nostalgic and fun.

Jimmy S
10-11-2010, 09:48 PM
The first Silent Night, Deadly Night
It isn't just a winter movie, not just a Christmas movie but a Killer Santa Claus movie. You can't find a better Christmas movie and of course it's a winter thing.

CPT HOOK
10-11-2010, 10:17 PM
I loved Frozen and the original Black Christmas is my favorite slasher of all time.



But for my pick, I'm going to have to go with Larry Fessenden's Wendigo. I watch it every winter, and I love it more every time I see it. It is not a film for everyone, but I think it is a masterpiece of atmosphere and psychological horror. It's not a film you just watch, you experience it.

Mutilated Prey
10-11-2010, 10:27 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night.....PUNISH!!!

Always loved Winter-set horror. Wish there was more. Shining, The Thing, GhostKeeper, Black Christmas, Dead Snow, Shredder (not that great though), Silent Night Bloody Night. I look forward to watching Frozen - got the Blu.

JGrendel
10-11-2010, 10:28 PM
Okay this may seem stupid to some but I gotta go with 30 days of night. Just the concept of having to survive an experience like that & what you would do if that were you. Really makes think what kind of a person you are. Cause let's face it everyone thinks they would do the right thing but in the face of real danger alot of people just think of themselves.
I hope that made sense.

Kolpitz
10-11-2010, 10:35 PM
It's gotta be the original Black Christmas for me, no contest.

Jason101
10-11-2010, 10:52 PM
Howling V

KamuiX
10-11-2010, 11:07 PM
Kubrick's The Shining for sure.

bigdaddyhorse
10-11-2010, 11:20 PM
Gotta be The Thing. It's my favorite horror movie, and it's set in the snow, duh!

CrazyFatEthel
10-12-2010, 12:30 AM
Original Black Christmas!!!

Cujo108
10-12-2010, 01:10 AM
Black Christmas is my favorite horror film, so the answer is obvious.

Harry Warden
10-12-2010, 01:19 AM
This was a toss-up between 30 Days of Night and The Thing. In the end, I would give The Thing a slight edge, so I'd say it's my favorite.

shithead
10-12-2010, 01:39 AM
It's gotta be The Thing!

pieces35
10-12-2010, 01:50 AM
the shining for sure!!!!

MorallySound
10-12-2010, 02:39 AM
The Shining. Just as chilling as the winter it takes place during!

Katatonia
10-12-2010, 03:04 AM
For me, it has to be the original Black Christmas hands down.

indiephantom
10-12-2010, 03:27 AM
It has to be The Shining...Kubrick version only. It has a chilling atmosphere throughout and I actually feel a bit of cabin fever coming on every time I watch it.

I also really enjoyed Cold Prey from a few years back, and I really really like any demented Santa flicks and BOTH versions of Black Xmas

Reverenddave
10-12-2010, 03:38 AM
Lots of great movies to choose from. But I'd have to go with The Shining.

Ash28M
10-12-2010, 04:38 AM
Has to be the Shining for me.

highclassrob
10-12-2010, 04:50 AM
Hands down the shining! Also the thing but I'm not clear whether or not it is winter in that movie at the time.

joltaddict
10-12-2010, 05:05 AM
The Thing by the slimmest of margins over The Shining.

gyhorrorfan07
10-12-2010, 06:53 AM
Definitely The Shining for me.

old-boo-radley
10-12-2010, 07:49 AM
Black Christmas for sure.

MisterTwister
10-12-2010, 08:05 AM
Silent Night, Deadly Night.

SpaceAce
10-12-2010, 06:29 PM
It was close, but Silent Night Deadly Night gets the nudge over Black Christmas. SNDN has the nostalgia and memories from my teenage years and I enjoy watching it every December.

scaryguy88
10-12-2010, 06:59 PM
Black Christmas, Original. hands down

marcx
10-12-2010, 09:16 PM
The Shining takes this one hands down but honorable mention goes to My Little Eye...

Caspar2112
10-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Dead of Winter with Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell. Great locales and cast, It is a great film. The original Black Christmas is a great film too.

Spit
10-13-2010, 03:10 AM
Hate to be unoriginal, but I have to agree with the masses. The Thing is the most awesome winter horror movie ever!

Nasty Nate
10-13-2010, 03:23 AM
Had to flip a coin for this one. The Thing wins. Shining runner up.

HoldenMcNeil
10-13-2010, 08:49 PM
Gotta say one of my favorites growing up...Gremlins.

spawningblue
10-13-2010, 09:08 PM
The Thing.

dave13
10-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Maybe not better than The Thing or The Shining, but I always thought Ravenous did a good job with the snowbound locale. The whole donner party situation i find to be really creepy.

soxfan666
10-14-2010, 03:48 AM
The Thing

MadmanMarz
10-14-2010, 05:40 AM
The Thing. One of my favorites. Truly captures the icy desolate feel of snow and despair.

Darkside
10-14-2010, 02:34 PM
The Thing, without a question. The cold creeps in to each scene and the feelings of isolation are dire to say the least. The ending shots of them walking through the empty base are without a creature and without music, it's just empty...

SaxCatz
10-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Definitely The Shining... the feeling of isolation creates the perfect atmosphere of dread.
Runner up was The Thing but I have to admit...
I just watched Frozen last night and it gives The Thing a run for its money.
Damn... Frozen is a great film. Its so tightly crafted and perfectly paced, not to mention genuinely terrifying by making you truly fear for the characters. For a 90+ minute movie that takes place almost exclusively (except for the introductin) in a single, cramped ski-lift, this movie feel quite short... and thats a testament to its quality. Other films, such as Open Water, can feel like 3 hour snooze fests in comparison.

KappaMoth
10-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Ffft, The Thing.

Zack
10-16-2010, 07:11 PM
I have to go with The Gremlins, it's not Christmas without popping in that DVD. It's that perfect movie that is still creepy but you don't feel like a bad person for letting the kids watch it.

WhatTHEhell19
10-18-2010, 04:04 AM
I gotta go with The Thing. Such a classic movie. Runner's-up are Black Christmas (original of course) and The Shining.

Mattapooh
10-18-2010, 12:54 PM
I'd have to go with Black Christmas and The Thing. I don't know how Black Christmas manages to seem homey and fun at the same time being bleak and creepy, but what an awesome flick!

The Thing is the best movie you could ever imagine for a stormy winter's night, stuck inside and isolated.

Zillamon51
10-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Within the last year or so, I've seen (for the first time) Cold Prey, Dead Snow, and Frozen. I enjoyed them all, but Frozen was excellent.

Oh, I also saw Whiteout (with Kate Beckinsale). That one was merely okay.

For my fave, I'm going to vote for The Thing. Not the '80s version, but the original Howard Hawks version from the '50s! None of these other movies have anything as perfectly haunting and spine-tingling as the scene of the people spreading out on the ice around the buried object to discover that it's perfectly round. Gets me every time (even in Halloween!).

Keep watching the skies!

Iron Jaiden
10-18-2010, 07:01 PM
Once upon a time The Shining took that spot easily but after this year's Fantastic Fest I'm gonna have to say I've got a new favorite: Rare Exports!

What an absolute blast that movie is. I can't wait for the DVD to come out so I can force EVERYONE I know to watch it :)


(The Thing (1982), while my favorite movie of all time, is not a winter film to me... it's snowy in Antarctica all the time. Even though the film does indeed take place during "the first goddamn week of winter")

Nightbreed
10-18-2010, 08:15 PM
Shining!

Darga
10-18-2010, 10:02 PM
As usual it's hard to pick a number one but I'll go with the remake of The Thing.

Bluenoser
10-19-2010, 04:18 AM
Black Christmas for sure.

rhett
10-19-2010, 06:33 AM
Thanks for the burrrr-age of votes, everyone. The contest is closed and the two winners for autographed Adam Green FROZEN posters are....

Egg Shen
MorallySound

Congrats, guys! Send me your name and contact info through PM and I'll have these shipped out to you right away. New contest coming up for all the maniacs on the site!

Hellbilly
10-19-2010, 06:49 AM
Congrats winners!

MorallySound
10-19-2010, 08:05 AM
Alright!!!! Thanks Rhett!

And congrats as well to Egg Shen!

shithead
10-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Congrats!

Egg_Shen
10-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Very cool! Thanks Rhett, and congratulations to my fellow winner MorallySound!

Iron Jaiden
10-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Hey congrats you guys!

Darga
10-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Congratulations! Bring on the next contest!

addicted2dvd
10-19-2010, 06:42 PM
Congrats! :)

Bluenoser
10-20-2010, 12:58 AM
Congrats! Watched Frozen last night and really liked it.

othervoice1
10-20-2010, 04:47 AM
Congrats winners!