Director – Stanislav Kapralov (I Am Illusion, Sui Caedere)
Starring – Ivanna Sakhno (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Chernobyl: Aftermath), Alex Hafner (Extinction, Maniac Tales), and Tinatin Dalakishvili (Hostages, Fairy)
Release Date – 2020
Rating – 2/5
Here we are! The very first day in October. Halloween is quickly approaching so it’s time to dive deep into some Halloween themed movies. However, before I do that I have to knock out a few reviews that I need to get done in a timely manner. A few days ago I got the snowy slasher Let it Snow in for review. The artwork was nothing special but I went into it with an open mind. It had some moments but the overall film was rather dull.
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows a snowboarding couple who head to the secluded Black Ridge mountain range for some out of bounds snowboarding. They were warned of a recent death in the area but play it off to inexperience on the slopes and head out anyway. Their trip looking for danger soon lands them in front of an axe wielding man with a snowmobile and a knowledge of the landscape. **Spoiler Alert**
The artwork didn’t excite me but I went into this one looking forward to a wintery horror film. It’s getting colder outside and, honestly, I’m a fan of the winter months. Halloween will always be special to me but I’m a Christmas/winter kind of guy so a snow covered horror flick really had me interested. Sadly, the movie was a bit of a dull one to sit through.
The acting in this one is decent. The characters are very lackluster but the cast does a solid enough job with their portrayal. The characters are not that memorable and they bring very little to the scene they are in.
The story for this one is simple enough and really reminds me of the 1993 horror film The Chill Factor. The satanic cult aspect is removed but the story following people trying to survive in the snow while someone on a snowmobile terrorizes them is still the same. However, the story’s pacing is all wrong. The scenes are extremely long and boring which results in the viewer struggling to finish it. The more action oriented scenes are predictable and not that well done.
Finally, the film has some blood but those of you looking for a bloody mess will be very disappointed. The film focuses more on the atmosphere and snowy settings than it does for kills and effects. Overall, Let It Snow has an interesting premise but the execution is all wrong. The film is so boring and the scenes are so drawn out that to the point they are unentertaining. Skip it.