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13 Winter Horror Movies That Make the Polar Vortex Feel Like a Heat Wave

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10. Blood Glacier

Austrian scientists in the Alps discover a glacier that’s leaking a strange red substance. The substance mutates every lifeform that comes in contact with it. The deformed creatures and winter setting make this a fun little tribute to “The Thing.”

9. Misery

Based on the Stephen King novel, a famous author is trapped in a secluded cabin, held hostage by a deranged fan.

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8. Dead Snow

A group of Norwegian medical students trek to an isolated cabin for a weekend of skiing and partying, but they unearth a troop of undead Nazis left over from World War II. This one has a sequel that ups the campiness by tossing undead Soviet soldiers into the mix.

7. Cold Prey

Another Norwegian offering, “Cold Prey” follows a group of snowboarders that end up in an abandoned lodge after an accident, and they start getting picked off by a psychopath.

Mike watched "Night of the Living Dead" on PBS when he was a little kid, and he thought it was a documentary. He's been hooked on horror ever since. By day, Mike is a UX writer. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and their golden retriever.