A few more scares to curl up under covers with during this next month of winter. These are 4 relatively new movies available through amazon prime or Netflix.
Harbinger Down (2015)
Synopsis - While studying the effects of global warming on a pod of whales, grad students on a crabbing vessel and its crew uncover frozen Soviet space shuttle and unintentionally release a monstrous organism from it.
Decently done movie. The ended was weak and everything leading up to it was straight copy of The Thing.
Black Mountain Side (2014)
Synopsis - Archaeologists find a strange structure in northern Canada that appears to be thousands of years old. The team members become isolated when their communications fail, and their sanity begins to unravel.
I mainly enjoyed this film. The isolation and paranoia that comes from that when things begin to go wrong. The story would have been so much better with just bit more depth into the history of the place. We don’t get to see much of the structure and while that can build mystery, this left so much out that it became annoying. Aside from that this could have been a really enjoyable and fun to watch.
Dead of Winter (2014)
Synopsis - In the wilderness of Colorado teams compete in a Geocache treasure hunt that suddenly becomes a deadly game of survival.
I found this to be a lot of fun to watch, I love pocketed groups, in isolation trying to solve the riddle of who is doing the killing. The story was a little off the charts as most horror plots are. Plenty of really great kills and not longer then needed.
Hold The Dark (2018)
Synopsis - After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
This was slow but engaging, baffling but a good cast and stark brutality was refreshing in a odd way. Defiantly not horror like I thought, but a decider movie. I can see how so many viewers left negative comments. Things could have been laid out a bit more but all and all I enjoyed it.
There are a lot of winter movies that fall into the survivalist/thriller genre, like frozen, avalanche etc.. I stayed away from those as well as anything that used a Christmas theme.