Snow Horror

The best and worst horror movies set in wintry snow!
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1.
The Thing (1982)
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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ The best ever. ” - Kdiggens
 
2.
The Summit (2012 Documentary)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Ryan
“ Not technically horror, but amazingly horrific: 'One out of every four climbers who attempt to summit the K2 die, yet many still try each year'. Mountaineering horror is a magnificent genre upon itself. ” - Kdiggens
 
3.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Need I say more? ” - Kdiggens
 
4.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ An all-time favorite, despite discrepancies with the book. ” - Kdiggens
 
5.
Black Christmas (1974)
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Fantastic slasher with a full plot and fully formed characters set back when sorority girls had souls! ” - Kdiggens
 
6.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Adorable and creepy, albeit a little moody. ” - Kdiggens
 
7.
Cold Prey (2006)
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Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They... (97 mins.)
Director: Roar Uthaug
“ Snowboards, a deserted cabin, likable enough characters. Everything you could want in a snow horror movie. ” - Kdiggens
 
8.
Alive (1993)
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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
“ The coldest of them all. ” - Kdiggens
 
9.
30 Days of Night (2007)
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
“ Fast paced with pretty dark snow scenes, although teeming with jump scares. ” - Kdiggens
 
10.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ A great remake, although they already had everything set out for them. ” - Kdiggens
 
11.
The Last Winter (2006)
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The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil... (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Fessenden
“ Environmental horror! Ron Perlman's agro loudness almost ruins it all, but a hip nature-native plot and well acted. These themes should be blowing up right now. ” - Kdiggens
 
12.
Frozen (2010)
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Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Looowww budget but much love for hitting close to home after growing up with irrational snow skiing fears. ” - Kdiggens
 
13.
The Frankenstein Theory (2013)
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From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling... (87 mins.)
Director: Andrew Weiner
“ Frankenstien IS real after all. Goofy and fun, although not acted for the extreme temps they would have experienced. ” - Kdiggens
 
14.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ A classic of course that they say kicked off the torture porn genre, which I'm not a big fan of. Still a great little tale concocted by the master himself. ” - Kdiggens
 
15.
Ravenous (1999)
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In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
“ Silly period piece, but best Donner party themed movie out there so far. ” - Kdiggens
 
16.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (84 mins.)
“ Lighthearted Finnish scary santa movie, but not quite horror. ” - Kdiggens
 
17.
Wind Chill (2007)
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Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there. (91 mins.)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
“ The annoying main characters improve with this stuck in a cold car indie charmer. ” - Kdiggens
 
18.
Barricade (2012)
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A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival. (82 mins.)
Director: Andrew Currie
“ Nice although very psychological higher budget cabin in the woods setting with snow used as a direct horror element! ” - Kdiggens
 
19.
Dead Snow (2009)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
“ Frozen nazi zombie fun. Extra points for cabin setting. ” - Kdiggens
 
20.
The Grey (2011)
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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Digital wolves and overly sentimental, but loaded with swinging on branches to cross gushing rivers kind of blockbuster excitement. ” - Kdiggens
 
21.
Whiteout (2009)
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U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months. (101 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
“ Decent murder mystery, Thing-esque setting. ” - Kdiggens
 
22.
Devil's Pass (2013)
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A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there. (100 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Hard to get on board with these folks, but worth a watch; snowy Russia camping scenes. ” - Kdiggens
 
23.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space. (136 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Starts out promising but yields too over the top like all new Stephen King. ” - Kdiggens
 
24.
Lost Signal (2006)
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After leaving a New Year's Eve party, Kevin (Al Santos) and Tiffany (Sandra McCoy) find themselves battling the elements as well as inner demons as they try to make their way out of the deep forest. (87 mins.)
Director: Brian McNamara
“ Very low budget, meth, conceptually interesting. ” - Kdiggens
 
25.
Saint (2010)
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A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5. (85 mins.)
Director: Dick Maas
“ Funny Dutch Santa movie that starts off strong but loses me with action-heavy CGI too early on. ” - Kdiggens
 
26.
Silent Night (2012)
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The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve. (94 mins.)
“ An alright Santa killing people in a small town movie. ” - Kdiggens
 
27.
Dead of Winter (1987)
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A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Kind of creepy but not compelling enough to pay full attention to. ” - Kdiggens
 
28.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
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After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior. (79 mins.)
“ Pretty boring revenge slasher. Catholic boys school setting. ” - Kdiggens
 
29.
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
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A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip and takes shelter in an abandoned sanitarium which, unbeknown to them, is home to three deformed cannibals. (93 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
“ Started off in a jail cell with monstrous inbred characters and was not in the mood. Need to revisit. ” - Kdiggens
 
30.
Snowbeast (1977 TV Movie)
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A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes. (86 mins.)
“ I've tried this one twice. Not even funny bad, just bad, although great 80s ski slope feel. ” - Kdiggens
 
31.
Snow Beast (2011)
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People disappear every year out in the Canadian wilderness - however, this year is different. This year something is increasing the body count... (88 mins.)
Director: Brian Brough
“ Horrible. Somehow made it 30 minutes in. ” - Kdiggens
 
32.
Necrosis (2009)
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In 2009, six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party. (90 mins.)
“ This one is really bad. Made it about 10 minutes in, but want to revisit. ” - Kdiggens
 
33.
Jack Frost (1997 Video)
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A serial killer dies, comes back as a snowman, and wreacks havoc. (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Cooney
“ Started off bad, need to finish. ” - Kdiggens
 
34.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them... (257 mins.)
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
35.
Wendigo (2001)
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George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency... (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Fessenden
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
36.
Antarctic Journal (2005)
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic. (115 mins.)
Director: Yim Pil-sung
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
37.
Dead in 3 Days 2 (2008)
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One year ago, Nina survived the attacks of a serial killer. She wants to flee from these memories but one call at night recalls all memories and she is again in the middle of a murder mystery. (95 mins.)
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
38.
My Little Eye (2002)
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Five people are offered $1 million to spend six months together in an isolated mansion, with cameras watching their every move. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
39.
Frostbitten (2006)
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Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten. (98 mins.)
Director: Anders Banke
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
40.
Mutants (2009)
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In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape. (95 mins.)
Director: David Morley
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
41.
Devil Times Five (1974)
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken... (88 mins.)
Director: Sean MacGregor
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
42.
The Children (2008)
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A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
43.
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Harvey
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
44.
Whisper (2007)
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Sinister things begin happening to kidnappers who are holding a young boy for ransom in a remote cabin. (94 mins.)
Director: Stewart Hendler
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
45.
Blind Spot (2009)
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In poetic images, "Blindlings" tells a tale of broken trust and the false prejudices that arise when love is lost... (83 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Weigl
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
46.
Scarce (2008)
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SCARCE depicts the gruesome fate of three lost snowboarders trapped at an isolated forest cabin owned by two menacing locals who harvest human flesh... (93 mins.)
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
47.
Frost (2012)
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A young couple, physiologist Agla and filmmaker Gunnar wake up at a glacier camp to find the camp mysteriously abandoned and their co-workers gone. When searching for the lost team they realize they're up against an unknown deadly force. (79 mins.)
Director: Reynir Lyngdal
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
48.
Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008 TV Movie)
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A plane flight carrying a college football team crashes in the Himalayas. Surviving the crash was only part of their problem. Trying not to become a meal for the monster lurking in the mountains will be their greater challenge. (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Ziller
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
49.
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
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A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. (91 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
50.
The Thaw (2009)
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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark A. Lewis
“ Need to watch. ” - Kdiggens
 
51.
Black Christmas (2006)
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An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. (84 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
 
52.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby