In 1847, the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition (later known as Franklin's expedition) led by three captains, Sir John Franklin, Francis Crozier and James Fitzjames, is sent to find the Arctic's fabled treacherous Northwest Passage but instead discovers a monstrous polar bear-like predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival. However, it soon becomes clear that that's just the beginning of their troubles. As things worsen and civilized behavior disintegrates in favor of survival at any cost, the crew must simultaneously battle the elements, the supernatural and eventually - themselves. The captains' only ally in all of this becomes a mute Inuit woman, who lives as an outcast from her tribe but still follows their old animistic religion.
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At one point near the end of the shoot when the still uniformed cast, looking like walking cadavers, were being shuttled back to their hotel as night began to fall, they came upon a 2-car accident and rushed to help the severely injured motorists. Unaware of how hideous they appeared in their costumes, as they reached out to assist the injured, they were met with screams of terror from the motorists who actually believed that these ghostly figures were their ancestors who'd come to help them cross over. See more
Referenced in Talking Dead: The Key