The Last Winter
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In one of the most pristine landscapes in the world, a team working to exploit oil resources of Alaska is tormented by an unseen evil. After one crewmember is found dead, a disorientation slowly claims the sanity of the other members of the team as each of them succumbs to an unknown fear. This creeping dread bursts open when a malevolent wind brings down a plane that approaches the station. Explosions and carnage wreak havoc on the team and all functions fail in the camp, forcing two of the members out into the cold on a desperate bid for survival. As these two journey to find help, they find… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"Fessenden, who directed, produced, cowrote, edited and even has a part in the film rightly values mood at least as much as he does delivering more abominable snow monsters."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a pro-environmental apocalyptic shocker that works as a thinking man's ghost story pic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Last Winter does make good on its intriguing premise. And after a dandy beginning and a so-so middle, it delivers a knockout ending."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Come for the eerie unworldly menace, but stay for the well-balanced currents of terror that manages to sustain itself throughout the film."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The problem is that the ghostly culprit, some sort of nature spirit, isn't nearly as terrifying as the arguments that Pollack makes, or the fact that the ice in such places really is weakening."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The Last Winter's heart is in the right place, but it isn't pumping any blood."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"An eco-supernatural dreamscape companion piece to Al Gore's cautionary doc, An Incovenient Truth, and a thinking man's figurative and literal sub-Arctic chiller with a turbulent character-driven indie soul."
‑ Prairie Miller, Baret News
"Sure, global warming is scary, but chances are even Al Gore would be baffled by Larry Fessenden's moody, Arctic-set 'eco-thriller.'"
‑ Betsy Bozdech,
"A well done low budget indie production that lets the viewers' imagination picture how bad it gets when mother earth is finally pushed past the breaking point"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It works eerily well."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"As such terror is harder and harder to articulate, the film is most effective when it abandons dialogue and leaves the camera to do its very spooky work."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"This message hangs over the entire film... but Fessenden still manages to craft an intense and effective thriller."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A horror movie about the consequences of global warming. Set in the Alaskan Wildlife Natural Reserve, the oil company is far scarier than the monsters that attack the movie's main characters."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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