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Killer Mountain

Killer Mountain (2011) Movie Poster
USA  •    •  85m  •    •  Directed by: Sheldon Wilson.  •  Starring: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Aaron Douglas, Paul Campbell, Andrew Airlie, Crystal Lowe, Torrance Coombs, Zak Santiago, Robin Nielsen, Mig Macario, Byron Lawson, Dale Wilson, Curtis Caravaggio, Christos Shaw.  •  Music by: Misha Segal.
       A group of mountain climbers disappears while climbing the Himalayas in the 1950s. In the present, another group takes the same route and also disappears. A shady rich man hires a professional mountaineer and some scientists to find them.


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Image from: Killer Mountain (2011)
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Image from: Killer Mountain (2011)
Image from: Killer Mountain (2011)
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Something about some mountain climbers scaling a 25,000 foot peak; looking for the mythical Shambala, and getting their hands full with a mysterious thing that likes to wreck helicopters, base camps, and of course any people it can get its hands on. Also, some trigger-happy demented army Captain and his grunts show up out of nowhere to croak anybody the creature doesn't get first.

There's a few random scares here and there; and that's the magic word for this film: random. The plot is incoherent and meandering, and nothing ever makes sense. The cast do the best they can with the transparent characters and the absence of a story, but they get chopped up in the attempt, just like their characters do every time the monster or the homicidally obsessed army captain show up. I guess the film had to throw in the lunatic army guy to spice things up; even though mountain climbing is an adrenalin rush for its practitioners, its excitement level simply does not translate to screen very well.

It's not too clear what the creature is supposed to be, or why it's slamming everything and everybody on sight. Is it protecting Shambala from interlopers, or is it just hungry from the lack of eatable meat at 25,000 feet of elevation? Is it a resurrected dinosaur? A crash-landed alien? A deformed Yeti? A toothy dragon? A mutated freak from genetic experimentation? Don't ask me; all you ever see is a high body count. Think Michael Bay-type movie making, but with a smaller budget. If you go in looking for nothing but brainless action, then Killer Mountain is OK to kill a couple of hours.

Review by MartianOctocretr5 from the Internet Movie Database.