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

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3. The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s classic sticks the Torrance family in a remote, haunted mountain resort over the course of a long winter. As Jack loses his grip on his sanity, the viewer feels more and more cramped in the sinister environs.

2. 30 Days of Night

A gang of vampires visits a remote town at the edge of the Arctic Circle that’s about to go a whole month without seeing the sun. What could go wrong?

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1. The Thing

Whether John Carpenter’s masterpiece is one of your favorites or you’ve never seen it, now is a great time to pop it on. A research team discovers a shapeshifting alien has infiltrated their Antarctic camp, and they fight the creature and their own paranoia while stranded during a hellish snowstorm.

Whatever you watch, stay safe and warm! And keep telling yourself spring is right around the corner, so we can start talking about summer horror movies.

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.