We are really excited for Krampus from Legendary films releasing nationwide on December 4, 2015. Krampus is a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, and reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.
In her first leading feature debut, Allison Tolman is best known for being a breakout star of season 1 of FARGO and won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Not too mention she is a huge horror movie buff!
We asked Allison Tolman to discuss her favorite horror movies that take place during the winter. There is nothing better than sitting in front of the fireplace and watching horror films on a cold winter night. After watching some of these films you might be hoping for summer weather soon.
In addition to terrifying twins, epically ugly carpet, Furry rendezvous, and Jack Nicholson having the worst case of writers block EVER–
The Shining is arguably best at showing how claustrophobic and isolated a person can feel during a heavy snow. Sure, the Torrance’s are housesitting a haunted hotel, and that ain’t good. But would things seem quite as bad if they were in Palm Springs? I think not. There’s a reason this one consistently shows up on every horror best of list ever.
30 Days of Night
Despite the fact that the plot of this movie relies upon a group of people who’ve avoided vampires just fine in their current hiding spot deciding, inexplicably and repeatedly, that they need to move to a different hiding spot- this is a highly enjoyable and chilly flick. The visuals are stunning, the acting is great, and the vampires are classy AF. They’re mostly in business wear. It’s like a marginally successful sketch comedy group was attacked and forced to join the ranks of the undead on the way to a show.
Don’t let the goofy, misleading cover art that is sometimes associated with this film deter you- it’s a subtle, smart, scary, low budget horror flick that packs a punch. Family friends get together for a super quaint Christmas holiday but then—whoops— the kids get all murdery. Merry Christmas, unsuspecting adults!
No- not the delightful children’s film, you hilarious jokesters. This one takes place on a ski slope, or more specifically on the ski lift, which was accidentally shut off leaving three friends stranded thirty feet in the air. Frozen is one of those horror movies where the scares come from an actual real-life horrifying situation. No monsters, ghosts, or slashers—viewers are instead forced to ask themselves “Oh God. What would I do?.” I use this film as back-up for my position that I should not have to learn how to ski despite my boyfriend’s insistence.
The Last Winter
This is a sleeper hit you guys. It has super spooky ghost creatures, Scientists who no one listens to, and CONNIE BRITTON. In fact, (spoiler alert) Britton’s character hooks up with Zach Gilford’s in this film, so if you’re a Friday Night Lights fan you have the added horror of Tami Taylor and Matt Seracen getting it on in front of your very eyes. Shudder.
You guys. Have you READ the premise of this movie? It’s about Nazi Zombies. That was enough to sell me on the movie when I sought out the only theatre in Chicago screening it the weekend it opened, and it should be enough for you too. PLUS you’ll get to listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King, which I think we can all agree makes any experience 1,000 times better. Hashtag DED SNO!