Best ensemble cast — 2007 Gotham Awards
One of the Top 10 Fall Movies of 2007
Dennis Harvey, SAN FRANCISCO GUARDIAN
"Best horror film of 2007"
Greg Lamberson, FEARZONE.COM
"quite simply one of the best films this decade"
Col. Scott W. Perry, COLONELSCRYPT.COM
"probably the most intelligent horror movie ever made"
Bob Brodmerkel, HORRORREVIEW.COM
"Larry Fessenden is one of the most original voices to emerge in the
horror field and THE LAST WINTER is his most accomplished work to date.
He brings the Gothic trappings of the old classics to shocking new life."
Guillermo Del Toro (PAN'S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY)
restrained horror ... metaphorically resonant ... Feverishly Real, Terrifying.
Larry Fessenden is among the most thoughtful Americans
working on the lower-budget end of this oft-abused and mindlessly corrupted genre."
Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
John Anderson, FILM COMMENT
and away the scariest movie of the year - and certainly the smartest...
What we don't know, what we don't want to know, what we can't figure out in time;
these are the true demons stalking "The Last Winter.""
Bob Strauss, L.A. DAILY NEWS
eerie ... the claustrophobia-to-psychosis continuum is harrowingly fluid."
David Edlestein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
executes his ambiguities with great precision of mood and atmosphere"
Nathan Lee, THE VILLAGE VOICE
wicked atmosphere of claustrophobia materializes through Fessenden's cunning
sense of widescreen spatiality:
nightmarish empty corridors and elegantly swirling aerials ominously gazing down from the skies.
This is filmmaking both gorgeous and deeply unsettling."
Aaron Hillis PREMIERE
sharp, punishing and dismayingly believable pessimism
about the human condition that instils fright in its audience."
Patrick Z McGavin, SCREEN DAILY
into a collective dread compounded by the guilt of our complicity.
The scrappy, familiar banality of Fessenden's vision -- the base camp is a dump,
the crew unglamorous, their mission compromised -- only amps up the visceral dread."
Carina Chocano, LOS ANGELES TIMES
does wonders with fluid camerawork and music...
When the terror kicks it’s wonderfully disorienting and creepy.
A darkly poetic apocalyptic chiller"
Dennis Dermody, PAPER MAGAZINE
tightens the screws...
develops an eerie intensity that builds to a boil and doesn’t let up for the entire last act. "
Michael Gingold, FANGORIA
“a somber horror film with a dour ending and social message that, over time, may prove
to be closer to non-fiction drama than humanity might appreciate —
a welcome entry into the enviro-horror cannon.”
Trevor Tuminski, RUE MORGUE
gifted, knowledgeable, keen--possibly a bit canted
in his choice of materials but an authentic, serious film-maker."
Stanley Kauffmann, THE NEW REPUBLIC
"An odd blend of ellipticism and direct allegory"
Adam Nayman, EYE WEEKLY
powerful, unnerving, original, beautifully constructed
slice of disturbing, thought-provoking eco-horror "
M. J. Simpson
elegiac piece of filmmaking"
Bill Chambers, filmfreakcentral.net
creepy ... scary as fuck."
Scott Foundas, LA WEEKLY
that reel out of control degree by methodical degree. "
Dennis Harvey, VARIETY
"... high-concept and low-budget, abstraction and immediacy, the shopworn and the visionary ..."
Adam Nayman, CINEMASCOPE
Last Winter blends science fiction with the supernatural
in a way that has rarely worked in films before—what binds these two disparate approaches
is Fessenden's sense of the poetic."
Michael Marano, SCI-FI WEEKLY
the movie's too genre-bound to climb into the cherry-picker with Al Gore,
it hints at a coming B-movie apocalypse: a rough beast freed by rising temperatures
and only now slouching home. In "The Last Winter," we meet the alien and the alien is us."
Ty Burr, THE BOSTON GLOBE
Fessenden is a self-confessed horror filmmaker, and not only perhaps the greatest
one working today
—but also the most pointedly political, emotionally invested, and unguardedly honest."
Andrew Tracy REVERSESHOT
horror genre would do right by embracing Fessenden,
a genuine heir to the throne built by the likes of Whale, Romero, and Cohen."
Collin A, TWITCHFILM
"THE LAST WINTER is a stunning wake up call, a bold exploration of the horror
of unchecked global warming that is sure to move new audiences to action."
Peter Klebnikov, Editorial Director, Environmental Defense
ANTIDOTE FILMS/GLASS EYE PIX PRESENTS RON PERLMAN, JAMES LEGROS, CONNIE BRITTON IN THE LAST WINTER
ZACH GILFORD, KEVIN CORRIGAN, JAMIE HARROLD, PATO HOFFMANN, JOANNE SHENANDOAH, LARRY FESSENDEN
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY G. MAGNI ÁGÚSTSSON PRODUCTION DESIGNER HÁLFDAN LÁRUS PEDERSEN COSTUME DESIGNER HELGA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR
CASTING DIRECTOR LAURA ROSENTHAL ADDITIONAL FILM EDITOR SHELLY WESTERMAN VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR GLENN MCQUAID
MUSIC CONSULTANT TRACY McKNIGHT MUSIC SCORE JEFF GRACE AMBIENT SCORE ANTON SANKO SOUND SUPERVISOR TOM EFINGER SOUND DESIGN ABIGAIL SAVAGE
CO-PRODUCER KRISTEN KUSAMA CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SKÚLI FR. MALMQUIST, THÓRIR S. SIGURJÓNSSON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JEANNE LEVY-CHURCH, SIGURJÓN SIGHVATSSON PRODUCER JEFFREY LEVY-HINTE WRITERS LARRY FESSENDEN, ROBERT LEAVER
DIRECTOR, EDITOR, PRODUCER LARRY FESSENDEN
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