Fri. Dec 9th, 2022


Friday Fright Nights

A full Free Movie of the Day is posted on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel every day of the week – but on Fridays things get a little freakier and a little more fun. Get your weekend started the right way by indulging in Friday Fright Nights! Every Friday, we’ll be taking a look at another genre movie you can watch in its entirety, free of charge, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embed here.

The feature we have to share with you in this edition of Friday Fright Nights is the German mystery thriller The Last Compartment (a.k.a. Das letzte Abteil) – and if the fact that this is a German production makes some of you hesitant to take a look at the movie, hey, I understand. My taste in genre movies tends to lean toward the American as well. It brings to mind 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 movie from other lands a chance. I don’t watch many Swedish movies, but the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In (or Låt den rätte komma in) is one of my all-time favorites. So press play on The Last Compartment and see if it draws you in.

And if you’re the type of horror fan who happily watches genre films from all around the world regularly, just dive in and enjoy!

The movie does have quite an intriguing set-up, focusing on a group of characters who are stuck on a train that has been hit by a snow avalanche. That alone could carry an intense survival thriller for an entire running time… but The Last Compartment has more on its mind than that. Things are deeper and more dangerous than they appear to be.

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 followed that up with the comedy Tim Sander Goes to Hollywood, before making his way to darker material with this flick. The story he crafted for this one 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 find themselves trapped in the last car of a train, buried underneath the snow. On the radio they learn that a rescue operation is under way, but for some reason the last compartment seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. As we follow their attempts to escape their icy 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 (that same guy who went to Hollywood!), Ernst-Georg Schwill, Barbara Prakopenka, Andreas Hilscher, and Annelinde Gerstl.

So check out The Last Compartment – after all, it’s free! Then share your thoughts on the film by leaving a comment below or over on YouTube.

The Last Compartment Friday Fright Nights

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