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The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Renny Harlin (2013)

96min
15 Certificate
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Another group of happy-go-lucky young people are turned into shivering, quivering wrecks in this surprisingly watchable found-footage chiller from Renny Harlin, the director of such 1990s blockbusters as Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Here, it's five students (including ex-Hollyoaks starlet Gemma Atkinson) who are out to solve what caused the deaths of nine hikers in a remote part of the Ural Mountains in 1959. Cold War cover-up? Yetis? Extraterrestrials? All are suggested by the eager (and thankfully not too irritating) quintet as they retrace the steps of the ill-fated expedition. This horror subgenre may be well worn but, like Barry Levinson with The Bay, Harlin has rooted his film in actual events and uses the well-documented incident to tease out an absorbing mystery - shot in spectacular locations - that retains its terrifying secret to the very end.

Summary

Five students investigate an infamous incident in 1959, in which a party of hikers in Russia's Ural mountains died in unexplained circumstances, displaying inexplicable injuries and exposure to radiation. The researchers decide to retrace the original party's steps, only to face a battle for survival when they discover the truth. Horror, starring Gemma Atkinson and Matt Stokoe.

Cast & Crew

Holly King Holly Goss
Jenson Day Matt Stokoe
JP Hauser Jr Luke Albright
Andy Thatcher Ryan Hawley
Denise Evers Gemma Atkinson
Sergei Nikolay Butenin
Alya (73 years) Nelly Nielsen
Alya (20 years) Valeriya Fedorovich
Vallik Aleksey Kink
Sgt Smirnov Richard Reid
Director Renny Harlin
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Other Information

Language: English, Russian +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Anchor Bay Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 23 Aug 2013

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