Dead of Winter (Lost Signal)

Dead of Winter

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Movie Summary

New Years Eve, 2004- Kevin Healy and Tiffany Matthews head out to celebrate the New Year and a new beginning in their 7-year relationship. In the midst of the celebration the young couple decide to mark the occasion by experimenting with Crystal Meth.

Unbeknown to them, town bad boy Randy Martin slips LSD in their drinks, setting into motion a night of life altering events which will leave one dead and the other forever scarred. The young couple leave the party and quickly begin to realize that they are not alone, or so they think. After a car accident the two run into the woods to escape their stalker, with no protection from the elements. Attempts to call for help are futile when they realize that their cell phone signal is lost. Alone in the woods with the delusions of being chased the couple slowly begin to turn on each other.

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Movie Review

When I started watching this movie, I thought it was going to be a B-Movie or something similar. It started off with a little bit of the ending, then switched back to 22 hours earlier to explain the storyline.

By the time it reached about the half way mark, it felt like you were watching a movie like The Shining on drugs. Speaking of The Shining, Kevin does use a quote from the movie and says “Remember that movie, honey?”, which I thought was pretty funny and was used very nicely.

Out of the entire movie, I think the best part was the ending. I would go into detail with it, but I really don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it. So, I’ll just say… the ending made up for the slow start off.

I thought all of the actors and actresses did great with their character roles. I don’t think there were any errors, but I was just too much into the movie to try to notice any. So, nothing really stood out to me.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoyed The Shining and want to find another movie like it, but not a remake. Just don’t expect this movie to be bloody or have a lot of kill scenes. I think there was 1 or 2 deaths, through out the entire movie and it didn’t show much. I thought it was great to not have a horror movie based around blood and guts.

Anyways, if you haven’t seen this movie and you enjoy horror films, I’m sure you will love this movie as much as I did.

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