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The Dyatlov Pass Incident review

A film crew heads into the mountains to solve a mystery

How much can you enjoy Renny Harlin's ( Cliffhanger , Die Hard 2 ) lively found-footage horror depends how forgiving you’re feeling.

As an amateur documentary crew head into the Ural Mountains to solve a (real) 54-year-old mystery, we encounter bad dialogue, metronomic plot beats and unappealing characters.

Yet somewhere amid the mess – including aliens, abominable snowmen and Soviet conspiracies – lurks a midnight movie with a dizzyingly high concept.

Sometimes bad, never boring and, at the last, completely bonkers, it’s proof at least that you can freeze cheese.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.