Here are what I believe to the best horror films that are set in the snow:
5. Let the Right One In (2008)
"Let the Right One In" is a brilliant vampire film from Sweden by director Thomas Alfredson. Great story and beautiful cinematography "Let the Right One In" is also among my favorite vampire films of all time. A american remake was released in 2010 by Matt Reeves renamed "Let Me In". Through obviously not as good or as effective as the original Swedish version, is a decent remake that I urge fans of the original to give a chance.
4. The Abominable Snowman (1957)
"The Abominable Snowman" may sound like a cheesy 50`s monster film, but I assure you it is not! This monster film from Hammer studios starring the great Peter Cushing is a well made and surprisingly effective film that I feel has been criminally overlooked over the years. This is the perfect classic horror film for rainy or snowy night.
3. The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick`s "The Shining" is just an amazing movie, that everybody but Stephen King seems to agree on. Now if you really like this film I encourage you to check out the documentary "Room 237". It is a documentary that explores all sorts of theories and hidden messages within "The Shining", that even if you don`t agree with what is presented the documentary still makes for interesting viewing.
2. Dead Snow (2009)
This great independent Norwegian film by director Tommy Wirkola has become not only one of my favorite zombie movies but horror films of all time. "Dead Snow" is never dull, the make up is top notch, and the zombie violence is quite pleasing. I am sad to admit I still have yet to see the sequel "Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead" which Wirkola returned to direct and released earlier this year.
1. The Thing (1982)
John Carpenters "The Thing" is by far the greatest horror film set in the snow! Set in the remote Antarctica this horror masterpiece by Carpenter is one of my favorites. I would recommend this film to anyone interested in viewing some quality horror. I would also highly recommend fans of this film to check out the short story its based on "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell.