COLD GROUND (2016) Reviews and overview

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‘The lucky ones freeze to death.’

Cold Ground is a 2016 French found footage horror feature film written and directed by Fabien Delage (Fury of the Demon). The movie stars Gala Besson (Horsehead), Doug Rane, Phillip Schurer, Geoffrey Blandin, Maura Tillay and Fabrice Pierre.


1976: Two young journalists leave for the French-Swiss border to investigate a strange case of cattle mutilations and record testimonies for a TV channel.

However, once they arrive, it becomes clear that the scientific team they were supposed to meet has gone missing. Escorted by a first-aider, a British biologist and an American forensic investigator, Melissa and David go looking for the missing team deep into the mountains but their rescue mission soon turns into a fight for survival as they get caught in an avalanche.

Lost in the wild and petrified by the cold, the team experiences the ruthlessness of the mountains. They realise that blizzard conditions, frostbite and cliffs are not that bad once they find out that they are not alone in this snowy forest…


“The film comes complete with fake scratches on the footage to give it that aged 70’s look though it is not over done and definitely works in this film. Acting wise there is nobody who really stands out but the environment they are in certainly is impressive.” Horrorscreams Videovault

“The performances are all uniformly competent, even when the script calls for inexplicable breaks in character. There a couple of good shocking moments, aided in no small part to the authenticity of the locations selected for filming. The setting in the mountains is unquestionably the true star of the show.” The Movie Sleuth

“Fabien Delage has managed to take the best of the survival horror genre and another sub-genre that I can’t identify without spoiling the movie and wrapped it in a beautiful found footage bow for all of us to enjoy. Cold Ground, while slow for only a few moments here and there throughout its 86 minute runtime, is as beautiful as it is unrelenting.” Repulsive Reviews

Cold Ground is entertainment, and is a scary kind. It’s not very original in its idea, but it’s well-filmed and the locations generate acute dread as the film moves at its leisurely pace. Worth checking out as a quick late evening thrill.” Severed Cinema

Filming locations:

French Alps, France

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