A free full Movie of the Day is posted every weekday on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel, but on Fridays things get a little weirder and funnier. Start your weekend off the right way by enjoying scary friday nights! Every Friday, we’ll take a look at another genre film that you can watch in its entirety, free of charge, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embedded here.
The report we have to share with you in this edition of Friday Fright Nights is the German mystery thriller the last compartment (also know as Das letzte Abteil) – and if the fact that it’s a German production makes some of you hesitant to take a look at the film, well, I get it. My taste in genre movies also tends to lean towards American ones. Reminds me of Dennis Hopper in blue velvet, expressing his preference for Pabst Blue Ribbon over Heineken. But as our Best Foreign Horror Movies series shows, sometimes you’ll find a classic when you give a genre film from another land a chance. I don’t watch many Swedish movies, but the Swedish vampire movie let the right one in (either Låt den rätte komma in) is one of my all-time favourites. So press play the last compartment and see if it attracts you.
And if you’re the kind of horror fanatic who happily watches genre movies from around the world on a regular basis, just dive in and enjoy!
The movie has quite an intriguing setting, focusing on a group of characters who are trapped on a train that has been hit by a snow avalanche. That alone could lead to an intense survival thriller for the entire runtime… but the last compartment has more in mind than that. Things are deeper and more dangerous than they seem.
the last compartment was written and directed by Andreas Schaap, who made a long list of short films before making his feature debut with the horror-comedy must love death in 2009. He continued with comedy Tim Sander goes to Hollywood, before making its way into darker material with this film. The story he crafted for it is set in 1986 and has the following synopsis:
After their train is hit by an avalanche in the Alps, 30-year-old Greta and five strangers are trapped in the last car of a train, buried under snow. On the radio they learn that a rescue operation is underway, but for some reason the last compartment seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. As we follow his attempts to escape from his frozen prison, we begin to understand that there is more to the compartment than meets the eye…
The film stars Anna Fischer, Nic Romm, Tim Sander (the same guy who went to Hollywood!), Ernst-Georg Schwill, Barbara Prakopenka, Andreas Hilscher, and Annelinde Gerstl.
so take a look the last compartment – after all, it’s free! Then share your thoughts on the movie by leaving a comment below or above it on YouTube.