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The Last Winter

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Ron Perlman
Fridrik Örn Hjaltested

The Last Winter

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
107 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/19/07
performer:
James LeGros, Ron Perlman, Connie Britton
director:
Larry Fessenden
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver
genre:
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Who said that an environmental horror film couldn’t be didactic and spooky at the same time? In The Last Winter, Larry Fessenden’s B-movie Arctic chiller (it’s like the 1951 The Thing with more ethereal demons), life slowly unravels for a team of oil-company workers who are out to establish an Alaskan drilling station. Are the mishaps merely accidents? Or is the tundra, unfrozen by global warming, taking its vengeance? Die-hard greenies may find this as unsettling as it’s meant to be. For everyone else, it’s closer to an atmospheric act of recycling. B