Low-budget, early 90’s horror is a tough genre to get through, but this movie especially looks like it had a $12 budget. Also the cover? Has nothing to do with the movie, not too sure where that image came from. They probably figured it would be attention grabbing on Blockbuster shelves. This movie is terrible and while I did get a few laughs, for the most part it’s not even funny bad.
This movie follows a group of friends who are skiing and become trapped on the mountain, seeking shelter in a mysterious abandoned cabin. One of their friends is riding on his snowmobile and crashes into a tree. They bring him to the cabin while another friend looks for help. They discover what looks like occult materials and decide to use them to summon demons, which is always a good idea. A member of the group becomes possessed and they all begin to get picked off one by one.
This movie is incredibly low budget, so the acting and general film quality is definitely subpar. But I also feel like no level of budget really could have made this movie great, because even plot-wise there are just some baffling choices being made. Like there’s a brother-sister duo who are clearly having a sexual relationship and NO ONE MENTIONS HOW FUCKING WEIRD OR INAPPROPRIATE IT IS. Like the brother’s girlfriend is right there and says nothing when he grabs his sister’s butt. At first I thought I was misunderstanding something, but no. That’s his sister and there’s clear intentional sexual tension between them. And then at the end there is a straight up 15 minutes snowmobile chase scene with like generic electric guitar playing in the background. Some very weird choices were made in the filming of this movie and it’s just, it’s all bad.
So, the only way you’re seeing this movie is if you buy the VHS, which I got for only $5 on amazon, so it’s definitely doable. Is it worth $5? Probably not? I mean there are maybe 3 or 4 scenes that are so bad they’re good, but otherwise, it kind of drags and makes no sense. I think the reason this movie fails is because it is played so straight. If they had tried to make it campy or taken it less seriously it may have worked, but it’s not even bad enough to be enjoyable. This is probably one to skip.
Netflix available: No
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