Stupid Big Oil companies. Never, ever try to drill for oil in Alaska. Why, if Steven Seagal doesn’t show up to snap your greedy necks, ghosts will do you in. (I’d rather go with Seagal myself.) The latter is the premise of the new horror movie “The Last Winter”, which has oil company employees in Alaska being stalked by phantoms. Or are they? From the description below, it sounds like director Larry Fessenden, who is no stranger to killer, unseen forces (“Wendigo”), is going with the, “Are they real or aren’t they?” gimmick here. Sounds great. Images and trailer from the movie below.
In the Arctic tundra of Northern Alaska, an advanced team working for a petroleum exploration company is engaged in a massive project to exploit the oil resources of the pristine land. 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 unknowable 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 the two journey to find help, they find themselves utterly alone in a world that is unraveling–either they are being stalked by an invisible herd of menacing phantoms, or they are going mad. Whatever does happen to them out there, they are never heard from again.
Starring Ron Perlman, James LeGros, Connie Britton, Kevin Corrigan, Jamie Harrold, and directed by Larry Fessenden.
Get lost in limited release September 19th, 2007.