Having recently watched the irritating 1408 and the ridiculous NUMBER 23, it was a pleasure to sit down with the low budget LAST WINTER, about which I knew nothing, and let the unease soak into my bones like a hard, cold wind. It's a movie that looks like developing a cult audience on DVD. And it deserves it. The sense of isolation and despair that develops as the characters slowly crack open is good. As the permafrost melts away, so does their sanity, and the idea that there's something really nasty about to rise up through the slush is pretty disturbing.