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The Last Winter (2007)

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Critic Consensus: The Last Winter creatively and effectively uses horror tactics -- fear, tension, anticipation, and just enough gore -- to shock, but never repulse, its audience.

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In one of the most pristine landscapes in the world, a team working to exploit oil resources of Alaska is tormented by an unseen evil. After one crewmember is found dead, a disorientation slowly claims the sanity of the other members of the team as each of them succumbs to an unknown fear. This creeping dread bursts open when a malevolent wind brings down a plane that approaches the station. Explosions and carnage wreak havoc on the team and all functions fail in the camp, forcing two of the members out into the cold on a desperate bid for survival. As these two journey to find help, they find themselves utterly alone in a world that is unraveling--either they are being stalked by an invisible herd of menacing phantoms or they are going mad.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2008
Runtime:
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Cast

Ron Perlman
as Ed Pollack
James LeGros
as James Hoffman
Connie Britton
as Abby Sellers
Zach Gilford
as Maxwell McKinder
Jamie Harrold
as Elliot Jenkins
Pato Hoffmann
as Lee Means
Joanne Shenandoah
as Dawn Russell
Larry Fessenden
as Charles Foster
Oscar Miller
as Simon Marshowitz
Eggert Ketilsson
as Frozen Trucker
Jack Fessenden
as Young Hoffman
John Speredakos
as Weatherman
Halfdan Larus Peders...
as Doctor Pedersen
Tom Chiu
as Violin
Mike Engstrom
as Trombone
Derek Crosier
as Bass Trombone
Halfdan Larus Peders...
as Doctor Pedersen
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Critic Reviews for The Last Winter

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (19)

Fessenden, who directed, produced, cowrote, edited and even has a part in the film rightly values mood at least as much as he does delivering more abominable snow monsters.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The problem is that the ghostly culprit, some sort of nature spirit, isn't nearly as terrifying as the arguments that Pollack makes, or the fact that the ice in such places really is weakening.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
Detroit News
Top Critic

Die-hard greenies may find this as unsettling as it's meant to be. For everyone else, it's closer to an atmospheric act of recycling.

Full Review… | October 10, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The Last Winter's heart is in the right place, but it isn't pumping any blood.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

It works eerily well.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Last Winter

½

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Directors Cat

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Supernatural horror with an in-your-face environmental message at its heart. It's all about a crew of oil workers camped in the snowy Alaskan landscape who start to experience odd occurances linked to an oil well. Really quite disappointed with this overall, it didn't turn out to be as creepy or scary as it could have been and it's too damn slow. It does develop a good atmosphere and has one good scare, but the film doesn't really come to life until the 50 minute mark. It had the potential to be a lot better but it was still ok.

WrenchLT
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

½

Great performances, cold eerie atmosphere, and chilling story. This movie is pretty creepy, and although slowly paced, it's still spooky.

creepfreak
jd cryptic

Super Reviewer

The Last Winter Quotes

Abby Sellers: The whole world's going to band together.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
James Hoffman: Do you see it? Do you see it? Open your eyes!
Ed Pollack: I don't see anything!
James Hoffman: Open you eyes!
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Ed Pollack: What's needed out here is a pipeline. And a base camp. And a couple of wells. That's what God wants.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Maxwell McKinder: Did you see it? Did you see it? ou there. Right out there.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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