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Let It Snow review – a seasonal chiller to warm fright fans’ souls

Stanislav Kapralov’s haunted-ski-slope horror is misanthropic, predictable – and gloriously good fun

Nothing warms the anti-yuletide misanthropes’ shrivelled hearts like a good old-fashioned Christmas-themed horror film wherein the evil inside human souls gets unleashed on happy-clappy hedonists. This Georgia-set spooky adventure story, although flawed, indulges that curmudgeonly instinct with a tale of a privileged white North American couple, Mia (Ivanna Sakhno) and Max (Alex Hafner), who arrive at a mountain resort where they plan to spend Christmas snowboarding and making lame jokes about the Overlook hotel from The Shining. This will prove prophetic.

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