Film Info
Director:Nick Szostakiwsky
Running Time:99
Year of Release:2014


In the tradition of other snowbound shockers like The Thing and The Shining, Black Mountain Side is a calculating and claustrophobic work that casts a spell of quiet madness over its characters. A team of researchers uncovers a stone structure engraved with indecipherable archaic writing. Soon a violent illness starts to work its way through the crew. Beautifully shot against British Columbia's ominous Monashee Mountains, Szostakiwsky's sharp script is harrowing in its depiction of the emotional collapse of these increasingly isolated men of science who are determined to explain the unexplainable or die trying. (Paul Corupe) – Programmed by Kier-la Janisse