"Frightening. Wicked. A hair-raising treat!" – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.
Academy Award® winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowall star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at the chance for the role of a lifetime. Arriving at the filming location – an isolated mansion in upstate New York – and getting to know her two mysterious benefactors, Dr. Lewis (Jan Rubes, Witness), and Mr. Murray (McDowell, Fright Night), she begins to suspect there's more to the story… but she can't quite put her finger on it. As the pieces fall into place and the weather outside turns frightful, Katie's quest for stardom becomes a fight for survival in this twisty thriller from the director of Bonnie & Clyde.
*1980, Best Supporting Actress, Melvin and Howard
Why We Love It
“If you already own the 88 Films BD of Dead of Winter from the UK, I would recommend that you upgrade with this Shout! Factory BD. Although the transfer and uncompressed audio mix are similar to 88 Films, the Shout! includes a very informative exclusive interview with Mary Steenburgen and a trailer/TV spots that are in quite good shape. 88 Films only includes a shorter photo gallery as its sole extra. Shout! also has English SDH for the movie while 88 Films lacks any subtitles. Critics often compared Dead of Winter with the original films and/or plays of Sleuth and Deathtrap. While those comparisons are apt, cinèphiles who also enjoyed Joseph Losey's The Servant and Rob Reiner's Misery will notice some similar parallels in Dead of Winter. The Shout! Blu-ray comes RECOMMENDED.” – Dr. Stephen Larson, Blu-ray.com
- NEW Interview With Actress Mary Steenburgen
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
Dead Of Winter