Necrosis (film)

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Pre-release poster
Directed byJason Robert Stephens
Written by
  • Robert Michael Ryan
  • Jason Stephens
Produced by
  • John Dobroth
  • Robert Reynoso
  • Al Weigand
CinematographyDeanna Esmaeel
Edited byJoshua Chamberlain
Music byJonathan Price
Distributed byAmerican World Pictures
Release dates
  • December 16, 2009 (2009-12-16) (Czech Republic)
  • March 5, 2010 (2010-03-05) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Necrosis (released internationally as Blood Snow) is a 2009 independent psychological thriller film directed by Jason Robert Stephens and stars James Kyson Lee, Tiffany, George Stults and Michael Berryman.[1]


During the winter of 1846, a group of ill-fated pioneers, known as the Donner Party, were on their way to California through a newly discovered mountain pass. They encountered the worst blizzard ever recorded, trapping them with little food or shelter.[2]

As days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, the members of the Donner Party slowly dissolved into madness, eventually turning on each other in what became a desperate, cannibalistic slaughter.[2]

The story then goes to 2008 as six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party. They struggle to find out whether these are the true demonic 'entities' or if it is simply 'cabin fever' that is bringing out their fears and paranoia, causing friends to turn against each other as their reality deteriorates around them.[2]



The film began principal photography on January 19, 2008 in South Lake Tahoe California. Additional scenes were filmed in Big Bear, California, and Ventura, California.[3] It was produced by Unknown Productions and distributed in the US by Brink DVD and Internationally by American World Pictures.


The film was sold on 9 November 2009 at the American Film Market and the film was released on DVD on 20 April 2010 in the United States.[4] In Japan, Necrosis was released to film theaters on 5 March 2010.

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