The Last Winter

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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.

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  • 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.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • 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.

    Oct 10, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.

    Sep 28, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The Last Winter's heart is in the right place, but it isn't pumping any blood.

    Sep 28, 2007 | Rating: C

    Noel Murray

    AV Club
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  • It works eerily well.

    Sep 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for The Last Winter



Directors Cat
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.

Lee ?
Lee ?

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

jd cryptic
jd cryptic

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boring sums it up

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

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