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Devil's Pass (2013)
"The Dyatlov Pass Incident" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  28 February 2013 (Russia)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly King
Jensen Day
John Patrick (JP) Hauser Jr.
Ryan Hawley ...
Andy Thatcher
Denise Evers
Nikolay Butenin ...
Nelly Nielsen ...
Alya (73 Years)
Valeriya Fedorovich ...
Alya (20 Years)
Aleksey Kink ...
Sergey Lobanov ...
Oleg Kurlov ...
Man #1
Dmitriy Miheev ...
Man #2
Sgt. Smirnoff
Anton Klimov ...
Sgt. Smirnoff (voice) (voice)
Igor Kulachko ...
Sgt. Tupelov


The Dyatlov Pass follows a group of American students on a trek to investigate the true life mystery of nine Russian skiers who befell unexplained deaths while skiing in the Russian mountains in 1959. To this day, their deaths have been one of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. Written by GM

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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, and for a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Devil's Pass  »

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Renny Harlin:  [Finland]  One of the characters mentions he's using a Suunto compass. Suunto is a well-known Finnish manufacturer of compasses. See more »


References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


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Music by Vitaly Mukanyaev and Igor Voickhanovsky
Lyrics by Yuliana Yan
Performed by Yuliana Yan
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Full of mystery and atmosphere and batsh*t craziness.
8 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Even though all the characters are barely likable and woefully paper thin and the dialogue is consistently stilted, the mystery grips your attention (well, at least my amazing attention) and keeps the majority of the movie entertaining.

Of course found footage films are now ubiquitous, but this style just *works* perfectly for this movie. You want to know what happens to these folk. And you're on the journey with them. You cannot help but feel empathy for the danger they are in.

It's atmospheric and at times incredibly creepy. Watch in a dark room with the sound loud or headphones jacked in. It will keep you glued as answers/questions come thick and fast. Plus it's a little mind bending. Which is always nice.

4 out of 5

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