Black Mountain Side


Action / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 37%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 1566


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Reviewed by Xtento 8 / 10

Very atmospheric with strong vibes of The Thing

I had to register an account just to review Black Mountain Side and was appalled by the low rating as this is a very underappreciated movie.

I'm a big fan of The Thing - it's one of my all time favorite movies. I did not have high hopes for Black Mountain Side, but approx. 20 minutes into it, I could feel it oozing vibes from The Thing. It is clear that it is this movies main source of inspiration. The cold and remote location, a team of scientists, the mysterious illnesses, an unknown enemy and the strong lack of faith in who you can trust - it all comes together to create a very atmospheric horror thriller that I will watch many times over.

Reviewed by UK Shaun 3 / 10

Don't be fooled by quotes comparing Black Mountain to The Thing

Snow, isolation, a small part of me had hopes for Black Mountain. Ultimately, the film fails on many levels. Mediocre acting, uninspired camera work, most of which make use of a static camera. Some of the characters comment on how cold it is, all the while not looking cold at all.

Don't be fooled by quotes comparing Black Mountain to The Thing. The Thing is a classic movie.

The story focuses on a group of male archaeologists, stranded in a snowy wilderness, making do in a cabin. Something starts to go down, but what could it be? ..and what does the ancient structure near the cabin mean?

One by one, various members of the group become ill, hear voices etc. There is Deer-headed creature that stands on two legs, usually in one spot, appears to lack the ability to walk, although it claims to be behind the creation of the universe. It speaks with a deep voice. The force is deep with this animal thing.

The ending.. well.. it just ends.. cuts off.. Some black and white credits appear, no sound, no real sense of anything.

Reviewed by Rabh17 6 / 10

Not a blockbuster or main event movie, but Moody and Atmospheric

I read the other reviews before I decided to download it from iTunes and watch.

Some reviewers referenced Carpenter's 'Thing' and others referenced Lovecraft. I would step back from either. It takes place in an arctic setting, but that alone does not make it a Carpenter clone or even a bad one.

A bunch of guys at an isolated northern archaeologic site dig-up/uncover something older than known recorded history...then strange behaviors and strange things start plaguing them.

That's the beginning nut...and anyone who's an aficionado of Horror can guess the likely paths the story plot will take...The question becomes: What do you expect of the movie?

I like this effort because it was about Dread and Uncertainty, Fear and Insanity. It's not a splatter or scream fest. Nor is it an out-and-out Monster flick, but there's 'SOMETHING' there. Something creepy that's given a nice, though albeit, slow, buildup.

Some reviewers called the acting 'wooden' and worse...but the same could have been said about the character set in the 'Thing'. These are a Bunch of Guys, voluntarily stuck up in the middle of No-Where in the Canadian Winter. Only Certain kinds of people volunteer for for these kinds of stints. They tend NOT to be emotional Divas or unstable psychopaths as Hollywood scripts like to set them out.

What this story is about is what happens when a group of very stolid, work-focused guys are faced with something inexplicable and there's no outside help. And then things and psyches begin to unravel.

What also made this story work from the Lovecraftian angle were the hints, facts and thoughts that were explicated in the dialogue...if you're willing to pay attention. But that said, do NOT expect a cinematic Lovecraftian Horror experience.

And a degree, this was a Horror movie with a slight Lovecraftian tinge. And thus, the ending DID actually Fit. Because in Lovecraft's Universe...there are NO Good Endings. Man does NOT escape.

I would not make this Movie a Saturday Night MAIN Event. But it's a good fit for a late, late Friday Night chiller before you go to bed.

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