And Avalanche Sharks isn't the first horror movie to tackle the oddly specific niche of snowboarding and skiing. If you for some reason don't share my specific fear of sharks, maybe one of these other scenarios will do it for you...
1. Avalanche Sharks
After a horrific avalanche, the staff at Twin Pines Ski Resort starts to receive reports of missing people and creatures that move beneath the snow. As the body count piles up, the management tries to cover up the situation, which leads to disaster on their busiest day of the year: Bikini Snow Day.
Maybe I shouldn't be so worried about this after all. There's no chance I'd run into one of these suckers on Bikini Snow Day, I look crap in a bikini.
It was filmed in Mammoth, it's released in July and stars Brooke Hogan, Hulk Hogan's daughter, who also featured in an earlier movie from the same production company; Sand Sharks.
To give you an idea what to expect here's a trailer for that movie...
Weirdly this isn't the first snow shark movie, another one was released in 2011...
2. Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast
3. Ice Spiders
Two shit movies together, make one big turd.
That's enough big scary beasties for the moment, there are also some snowboarding and skiing slasher movies. This Kickstarter funded movie is going to be released in 2015.
Proving you don't need crowd-funding to fund a crappy ski-themed slasher movie, Iced was released in 1988.
The full movie is here if you fancy working your way through it...
7. Cold Prey
8. Class Trip
Sticking with the Euro theme, in 1998 the French got involved and produced this...
It is very French
If that was a little too art house for your tastes then here's some Hoff.
I've watched this one. Hasselhoff is the baddie. Spoiler alert: he's not a very good actor.
10. Winter Kill
A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?
This TV movie from way back in 1974 was the first ski resort slasher film and with an IMDB score of 7.4 it's easily the highest rating of any of these movies. It featured a young Nick Nolte and according to the reviews, "It is worth watching this movie just to see a man wearing an entire suit made of corduroy".
This trailer for the lowly 3.9 scoring Scarce is all red neck cannibalism I can be bothered to handle.
|Pretty poster by the very talented Kevin Tong|
- When the wolf takes down actor Shawn Ashmore, it is actually a boarder collie in that one shot. The German shepherd that was trained to do the stunt mysteriously died two nights before the scene was shot.
- An audience member fainted at the film's first showing at the Sundance Film Festival (though this could be attributed to the festival's high altitude).
13. Ice Queen
It's Species in a ski resort
14. Dead SnowTwo words: Nazi Zombies
follow-up in production.
15. Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon
Another oldie. Back just after the release of Jaws this low-budget movie was churned out. The full movie of "the regrettable 1977 made-for-TV abomination, Snowbeast" as described by the fella that illustrated the poster above, is here.
And finally there's...
17. Snow Beast
A remake of the crappy 1977 movie starring him off of the Dukes of Hazard
So their you go, plenty of monsters and killers to select from, personally I think the most fearsome sight was watching the Hoff pretending to be a bloke called Duncan.
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