Six Snowy Thrillers to Get You Excited for Winter

Six Snowy Thrillers to Get You Excited for Winter


If, like me, you’ve completely lost track of the seasons given the, uh, everything that’s going on, you may not have realized it’s almost winter! Yep, we’re into November, and if you’re like me, that means you’re getting ready for snow. And while I may not always enjoy it on the roads or under my feet, I love snow in a movie, especially a creepy one. Curl up with one of these thrillers and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! 



If we can’t have a nationalized railroad, at last we can have this excellent Bong Joon-Ho movie. After a disastrous attempt to combat climate change leaves the world coated in ice, the survivors retreat to a train with a stringent caste system. Curtis Everett (Chris Evans) leads the revolt against the upper (first?) class, but the severe Mason (Tilda Swinton) will stop at nothing to beat the rebels back. Class consciousness has never been so frosty. 

Available on Netflix. 


The Shining

Stephen King might not like this movie, but I sure do. Jack Nicholson stars as Jack, who, trapped in a hotel with his wife and young son, slowly loses his mind and terrorizes his family. Honestly, after eight months in quarantine, I find it a little easier to empathize with him. At least my apartment isn’t haunted!

Available on Amazon. 


The Thing

Before there was Among Us, there was The Thing. This supremely goopy John Carpenter flick features a pack of scientists trapped in a research station in Antarctica. If the cold doesn’t kill them, the boredom might. Oh, and there’s a shapeshifting monster that keeps killing and impersonating members of their group. This movie might turn your stomach, but in the most delightful way. 

Available on Amazon. 



Is it cheating to have two Stephen King movies on this list? Whatever, it’s my list and I love this movie. Kathy Bates stars as the original stan for author Paul Sheldon (James Caan,) who suffers a horrific car crash, which turns out to be the least of his worries. Let’s just say Annie Wilkes takes her obsession a step or two farther than a simple fancam.

Available on Amazon. 


The Lodge

About 20 minutes into this movie, I loved it. Then, 20 minutes later, I hated it. About 40 minutes after that, I was head-over-heels in love again. Plus, I had to pick my jaw up off the ground. Honestly, you’ll enjoy it more if I don’t give too much away. Just, uh, make sure you keep your dog inside when the temperature drops. 

Available on Hulu



Oh, the Midwest. I’m from Michigan and I live in Iowa now, so watching this movie makes me feel right at home. Well, except for the kidnapping and grisly murder. But the snow and the accents? That’s right up my street. Paul Bunyan! Frances McDormand investigating a scummy used car salesman! A woodchipper! What more could you ask for? Ope!

Available on HBO 

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