If we learnt anything from the Swedish novel Let The Right One In, it’s that Northern European crime writers have the ability to create harrowing stories that illustrate the freezing isolation of their homelands. In addition to the brilliance of their writing, they have now have an accomplished horror director of their own in Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In), who is back with another film adaptation that will keep you squirming in your chair right from the beginning.
Originally a novel by Jo Nesbø, The Snowman follows the story of a anti-hero detective, Harry Hole, who finds a pink scarf tied around a snowman at the scene of a murder on the first day of winter. What comes next is a mind bending chase for an unknown serial killer who leaving nothing but his calling card, a snowman. Dark in it’s nature, downright frightening in its production, this horror movie will become a cult classic, and if you don’t believe me, then watch the trailer here, of what could be one of the great horror movies of the twenty-tens.