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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.

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Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
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Mr. Murray
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Dr. Joseph Lewis
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Rob Sweeney
Ken Pogue ...
Officer Mullavy
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Officer Huntley
Mark Malone ...
Roland McGovern
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Highway Patrolman
Sam Malkin ...
Gas Jock
Pamela Moller ...
Woman at Audition
Dwayne McLean ...
Killer
Paul Welsh ...
New Year's Eve Reveler
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Storyline

Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an audition that she found in the paper and is selected to shoot a short video which will be sent to the director for his approval. Mr. Murray, the man holding the audition, picks Katie up and takes her to a remote mansion where they shoot the video. Katie is selected to replace the previous lead in the film who looks remarkably like her. Soon, however, things begin to look as if they are not what they seem. Katie soon realizes she is in danger and attempts escape. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Froid comme la mort  »

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$2,413,427 (USA)
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One of the co-writers, Mark Malone, also has a small roll as Katie's brother Roland. See more »

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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Engrossing.
22 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Engrossing, sometimes gruesome thriller with an atmospheric music score and exceptional performances (McDowall's nervous acting style reminded me a lot of Anthony Perkins). But, like many thrillers, it's is a little weak on plot. It reveals all its secrets earlier than it should, and the film, after those revelations, becomes rather standard.


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