Josh Olson on

Winter Kills

Released 1979
Distributor AVCO Embassy

Paranoia reigns supreme in William Richert’s blackly comic conspiracy theory extravaganza which connects patriarchs, technology and assassins in a potent Cold war fable that’s as crazy as it is prescient. Hardly seen during its initial release, it has since engendered a small but dedicated following on video.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.