Movies

Ron Perlman

(Fridrik Örn Hjaltested)

B

The Last Winter

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: James LeGros, Ron Perlman, Connie Britton; Director: Larry Fessenden; Author: Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver; Runtime (in minutes): 107; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take

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

Originally posted October 10 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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