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5 Things To Watch During The Icepocalypse

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm by Jess Hicks

Well the United States is the coldest it’s been in 20 years and what better way to spend your time then curled up watching the tube? There are several movies and television shows I reserve for specific times of the year so I’ve decided to share some with you! Put on your slippers and tune in for some awesome winter watching.

The Shining (1980) 

The Shining Snow

One of my favorite movies of all time, The Shining is the perfect way to spend a winter crisis. I have seen this movie countless times but I have found the best way to watch it is on a cold day when you are feeling a little stir crazy. The isolation of this film really digs into you when you don’t have anywhere to go. Or even worse…when you can’t go anywhere.

Fargo (1996)


I first watched Fargo last year and boy was it a fantastic experience! The Coen Brothers really out do themselves in this Midwestern murder thriller. The snowy backdrop of Fargo becomes a character in itself with the brilliant cinematography by Roger Deakins. The cold and unforgiving background mixed with Francis McDermot’s warm and inviting character make this a perfect way to spend a chilly evening.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing

Kurt Russel, flame throwers, and aliens! What isn’t to love in this 80s remake of The Thing From Another World? I can’t say much on this that hasn’t already been said but I can tell you that if you haven’t seen it you are seriously missing out. This is a true accomplishment in practical effects and sci-fi horror. And did I mention Kurt Russel with a flame thrower?

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Midnight Sun

Truth be told I could watch The Twilight Zone all day every day but it does seem to be a great show to watch during the winter. Each episode has a coldness to it that is perfect for a winter’s night. Whether it’s aliens, alternate dimensions, or evil toys this show really knew how to get into the dark corners of your mind. I particularly enjoy “The Midnight Sun” on a blustery evening, it makes the twist all the more chilling.

The X-Files (1993-2002)

Mulder and Scully

Alright so this has become my latest obsession and though I know it goes a little screwy in the last couple seasons I can’t help but love it. But what really makes this show an awesome wintery treat are Agents Mulder and Scully who single handedly sent fanboy’s and girl’s hearts a-flutter. Nowadays it’s nothing new to find loads of fan art/fiction/websites dedicated to the characters they ultimately want to see hook up. However, in my experience no one has done it better than Mulder and Scully’s “will they won’t they” relationship. So, on those lonely winter nights when all you can do is sit inside why not spend the evening with everyone’s favorite power couple?

How do you like to spend your winter days? Leave a comment below!

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    • ScowlingBat

      The cheesier the better for me, so I would opt for “Elves” (1989), a winter-wonderland of so-bad-its-good. “Jack Frost” (1996), another winter-themed horror cheesefest. For something more sophisticated in the horror-winter feels, there’s always the chilly “Let Me In” (2010). Brrrrrr, vampires and snow and cold toes.

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