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Blood Glacier (aka The Station) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

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Blood Glacier (2013)

Written by: Benjamin Hessler

Directed by: Marvin Kren

Cast: Gerhard Liebman (Janek), Edita Malovcic (Tanja), Brigitte Kren (Ministerin Bodicek), Hille Beseler (Birte), Peter Knaack (Falk), Santos (Tinnie), Felix Romer (Harald), Wolfgang Pampel (Bert Kakauer)

I don’t want to lead anyone astray on what this film is about. Just from reading the plot before I watched it, I gathered that it could be labeled as eco horror, which for the most part, I guess it is. Here we go though, putting labels on stuff, when all the old classic throwback horror from the 1950’s of mutated whatevers caused by radiation or some other ecological sin man created was just a scary movie. That’s how I prefer to look at it.

This is an Austrian film, and it takes place at a remote mountain research station in the Swiss Alps. There’s
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A Frozen Terror is Born and Unleashed in Twenty-Eight Canadian Cities with Blood Glacier!

The German language horror title Blood Glacier will release in Canadian theaters June 19th, 2014. The theatrical screening will be for one night only and the film will reach twenty-eight Canadian cities. This creature feature involves an environmental catastrophe, which creates a new type of blood-thirsty animal. The film stars Adina Vetter, Ariele Trettel and Brigitte Kren. Fans of indie horror can preview the theatrical launch of Blood Glacier here. For more on the story, several researchers are station in the Italian Alps. Here, they take samples of a local glacier. But, something is changing nature. A blood red smear appears in the ice and strange organisms are also found. These organisms need a host and they choose the research team to lay their eggs into. The results are terrifying! Both Sinister Cinema and Raven Banner Entertainment will distribute this title. These distributors have chosen Cineplex Entertainment to display their frozen terror onscreen.
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New Blood Glacier Poster Is Suitably Bloody

This past Friday marked the VOD release of Rammbock director Marvin Kren's Blood Glacier (review), and on tap for you today is a brand new poster for the flick, which is covered in the red stuff.

Check it out, courtesy of our friends over on Badass Digest!

Kren's new film stars Michael Fuith, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren.

Synopsis

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner; the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery. A red liquid pours from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust shrinking with climate change. This “glacier
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Full Schedule Unveiled for The Stanley Film Festival

Shine on, kids! The full schedule for the Stanley Film Festival, which runs at the iconic and historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co, April 24-27, has been announced; and we have all the details you need right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release

The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today its Opening Night film and several special event highlights and experiences taking place at the four-day event (April 24-27, 2014).

The Stanley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent horror cinema at the hotel that inspired The Shining. The Festival will host a full slate of films, panels, competitions, and special events - all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

The Stanley Film Festival will open Thursday, April 24, with a Gala Presentation of an original documentary from EPiX, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Colorado
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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Full Program, Including The Sacrament, Dead Snow 2

The Stanley Hotel launched its first annual Stanley Film Festival last year and put together an impressive group of horror films and guests. After initially announcing Doc of the Dead as their opening film, we now have the full programming list, which includes screenings of The Sacrament, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, and much more:

“The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its full line-up and schedule. As previously announced, Doc of the Dead will open Sff. The festival, taking place April 24-27, will close with the mockumentary from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do In The Shadows, about a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society. Throughout the four-day celebration of the best in horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels,
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Us Trailer for Blood Glacier Thaws Out

It's been a few months since we've had anything to report about Rammbock director Marvin Kren's Blood Glacier (review), which hit UK DVD back in January. Now that it's at long last set for release here in the states, we've gotten our very own trailer, which shows clear inspirations from John Carpenters The Thing. Dig it!

Look for Blood Glacier in select theaters and on VOD platforms May 2nd.

Kren's new film stars Michael Fuith, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren.

Synopsis

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner; the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery.
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New Trailer for Blood Glacier

Following The Station‘s screening at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, IFC Midnight acquired the movie and is bringing it to theaters in May under the title “Blood Glacier.”

“At a remote weather research station in the German Alps, three scientists and a technician monitor and study the climate and the ramifications of rapid weather changes on our world. On the eve of a visit by an important government minister, they discover that a rapidly retreating glacier has begun to leak a strange red liquid. The mysterious compound seems to be affecting local wildlife at a genetic level, and soon it will be up to reclusive technician Janek (Gerhard Liebmann) to defend the group from the biological monstrosities growing just beyond the walls of their tiny outpost.”

Directed by Marvin Kren, Blood Glacier stars Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Peter Knaack, Felix Römer, and Brigitte Kren. It
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Review: Blood Glacier

Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed a wasp with a crow? No, I hadn’t either until Blood Glacier drifted onto my radar, but I’m glad I found out as this is one entertaining little movie. Pitched as a kind of spiritual successor to John Carpenter’s The Thing, the movie formally known as The Station doesn’t quite step into those very large shoes, but it more than holds its own in the horror film stakes.

There are some similarities to Carpenter’s movie, with Blood Glacier being set in a remote outpost of the German Alps, and scientists discovering something in the ice that induces all kinds of weird and wonderful mutations in the local wildlife, and inevitably the humans too, but it’s more of a second cousin than an heir, and an overseas one at that, with the dialogue being in German.

One
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Blood Glacier DVD Review

Director: Marvin Kren.

Starring: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren, Hille Beseler and Peter Knaack.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 98 minutes

Synopsis: Scientists working in the German Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife.

While the cover art of Marvin Kren’s sci-fi horror pricked up my ears with the claim that it’s reminiscent to John Carpenter’s paranoia-fuelled masterpiece The Thing, I feel it’s probably a genre film closer in tone and plot of Peter Hyams’ unmitigated disaster A Sound Of Thunder (which was based on the classic short story by Ray Bradbury). That’s not say Blood Glacier (or The Station as it is known in its German homeland) should be put in the same woeful bracket. Hell, no! Kren’s film is tense, taut and at times terrifically acted. Liebmann especially excels as the self-destructive Janek, unable to
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‘Blood Glacier’ DVD Review

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren

[Nb: I originally saw this movie under its original title The Station at the Frightfest 2013 All-Nighter. Worried that my original review was clouded by my somnambulic state I thought I'd give the film another go in the comfort of my own living room. Turns out my thoughts hadn't changed one iota. So with that in mind her's a reposting of my review of what has now been retitled Blood Glacier]

Rammbock director Marvin Kren turns his hand to an ecological themed monster-movie that sees a group of technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing the red liquid oozing from the ice, they discover a new alien organism with the astonishing capability of transforming the local wildlife into horrific hybrids and monster mutations. With the Minister of the Environment hiking to the station for an official visit, many frightening questions must be answered if the bickering team are to survive and cope with the giant wood lice, the beetle-foxes, crossbred flying predators and much, much worse.

It’s hard to believe that Blood Glacier is actually Kren’s feature-film debut. 2010′s Rammbock was such a cause-celebre that it can be easy
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Crack Open This New Clip From Blood Glacier

The new flick from Rammbock director Marvin Kren, Blood Glacier (aka The Station), will be hitting DVD across the pond on January 20, 2014, and right now we've got a a new clip for you to dig on that may just have you losing your lunch.

Kren's new film stars Michael Fuith, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren.

Synopsis

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner; the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery. A red liquid pours from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust shrinking with climate change. This “glacier blood” turns out to be a very special juice,
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Slide Down a Blood Glacier (The Station) in the UK

The new flick from Rammbock director Marvin Kren, Blood Glacier (aka The Station), will be hitting DVD across the pond on January 20, 2014, and right now we've got a giant sized image gallery and more for you! Dig it!

Kren's new film stars Michael Fuith, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren. Check out the first stills below, and look for more soon.

Synopsis

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner; the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery. A red liquid pours from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust shrinking with climate change. This
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The Station Gets a United Kingdom Trailer with More Blood!

German director Marvin Kren (Rammbock) has completed production on another horror title. His latest is the biological terror filled feature - The Station aka Blood Glacier. This German language film was filmed in Austria. As well the film stars Adina Vetter, Ariele Trettel and Brigitte Kren. This title will release in the United Kingdom January 20th, 2014 and a new trailer is available for the film. The story involves a remote research station and a strange discovery. A blood red glacier oozes a bizarre liquid, which changes several researchers into monstrosities. The local animals are also infected. And soon, horror is around every corner. The United Kingdom trailer for The Station is located below. The clip shows the researchers investigating their new find. Environmental changes are also shown. More details on the release are below. Release Date: January 20th, 2014 (UK, DVD). Director: Marvin Kren. Writers: Marvin Kren and Benjamin Hessler. Cast: Adina Vetter,
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Blood Glacier aka The Station Official Trailer

Blood Glacier aka The Station will arrive on DVD to the UK on January 29 2014. The film comes from director Marvin Kren who is best known for Rammbock Berlin Undead which we gave a 4.5 out of 5. Synopsis Janek (Gerhard Liebmann) is part of a team working at a weather research station in the Alps where they are investigating climate change. They discover a glacier that has been dyed red by a mysterious substance which turns out to be organic and has the ability to transform both animals and humans into terrifying mutations. With their lives under threat the situation gets only gets worse for the crew before government official Bodicek (Brigitte Kren) and her team which includes Janeks former girlfriend Tanja (Edita Malovcic)
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Frightfest 2013: ‘The Station’ Review

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren

Rammbock director Marvin Kren turns his hand to an ecological themed monster-movie that sees a group of technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing the red liquid oozing from the ice, they discover a new alien organism with the astonishing capability of transforming the local wildlife into horrific hybrids and monster mutations. With the Minister of the Environment hiking to the station for an official visit, many frightening questions must be answered if the bickering team are to survive and cope with the giant wood lice, the beetle-foxes, crossbred flying predators and much, much worse.

It’s hard to believe that The Station is actually Kren’s feature-film debut. 2010′s Rammbock was such a cause-celebre that it can be easy
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FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter Films Announced

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The full lineup for the FrightFest All-Nighter in London has been announced and includes Nothing Left to Fear and The Station:

“The FrightFest All-Nighter 13 returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday October 26 for the third year, with six killer titles including UK premieres of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left To Fear and Soulmate. So climb aboard FrightFest’s Halloween Express, with guests including Neil Marshal, Anna Walton, Renaud Gautheir and Michael Armstrong, for the night-ride of your lives.

Tickets for the London event go on sale Tues 1 Oct.

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2 November, when the event travels to the Gft Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole. On Sat November 16 the event hits the Watershed Bristol

London line-up:

18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)

Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After
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Film4 FrightFest Announce All-Nighter Line-Up For Halloween

The FrightFest All-Nighter 13 returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday October 26th for the third year, with six killer titles including UK premieres of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left To Fear and Soulmate. So climb aboard FrightFest’s Halloween Express, with guests including Neil Marshal, Anna Walton, Renaud Gautheir and Michael Armstrong, for the night-ride of your lives

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2nd November, when the event travels to the Gft Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole. Then, on Saturday November 16th, the event hits the Watershed Bristol.

London line-up: 18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)

Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband, Audrey (Anna Walton) decides to retreat to a remote country cottage. But she soon discovers
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Film4 Frightfest Announces Stellar Line-Up for Halloween All-Nighter

The FrightFest All-Nighter 13 returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday October 26 for the third year, with six killer titles including UK premieres of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left to Fear and Soulmate. So climb aboard FrightFest’s Halloween Express, with guests including Neil Marshal, Anna Walton, Renaud Gautheir and Michael Armstrong, for the night-ride of your lives

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2 November, when the event travels to the Gft Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole. On Sat November 16 the event hits the Watershed Bristol

London line-up:

18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)

Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband, Audrey (Anna Walton) decides to retreat to a remote country cottage. But she soon discovers her safe haven is haunted by its previous owner.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Station’

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Station’
After several shorts, Austrian helmer Martin Kren got horror fans’ attention with 2010′s hourlong “Rammbock,” a sufficiently offbeat and character-focused spin on the zombie-siege formula. He makes a competent transition to full feature length with “The Station,” but this time there’s not much novelty to regular collaborator Benjamin Hessler’s more routine mutant-monster-menace script. Set at a climate-research center high in the Alps, the pic hits a pitch of hysteria about halfway through, and unfortunately stays on that plane to diminishing effect until the end. Some theatrical sales are likely, but wider exposure will come via home formats.

Crusty technician Janek (Gerhard Liebmann) has signed on four years in a row at this isolated outpost, presumably still in retreat from a wounding breakup with a scientist once posted there. When a mysterious red tincture is discovered on a nearby glacier, it turns out to contain unique organisms that can infect multiple hosts,
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The Station | 2013 Tiff Review

Copy Creature: Kren’s Sophomore Feature a Hybrid Derivative

Following his Berlin set zombie debut Rammbock, Austrian director Marvin Kren returns with The Station, an eco-horror-ish creature feature which was originally titled Glazius, now saddled with a downgraded vagary of a title that neither exudes originality or menace. Likewise, the film immediately establishes itself as a curious amalgamation of classic genre titles, with several of its select scenes blatant copies of memorable sequences from other films, most notably, John Carpenter’s The Thing (and no, Kren doesn’t seem to be making a meta statement by giving us a copy of a copy of a copy). While the film isn’t a complete misfire, its ever so light creature twist isn’t enough to make this memorable, and unless you’ve had the misfortune of never seeing anything else in the same vein, the film won’t really feel satisfactory
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