3 Things You Should Know About DONNER PASSJanuary 25, 2012

3 Things You Should Know About DONNER PASS

Freestyle Digital Media

DONNER PASS tells the story of settlers in 1846 that became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and had to resort to cannibalism to survive. Some 150 years later, a group of teens on a snowboard trip discover that the curse of the Donner Party still haunts those mountains when members of their group start turning up not only dead, but half-eaten. Nothing - and no one - is what it seems and history doesn't always stay in the past.


1. Based on a true story – In the winter of 1846, George Donner and his Donner Party were stranded in the snow and were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.

2. The film is directed by Elise Robertson; it is her first feature and she is on a small list of female horror film directors.

3. Horror icon John Kassir, best known for voicing the Crypt Keeper on Tales from the Crypt, has a role in the film.



- Britt Bensen

Britt is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of On Demand Weekly. He is the former head of Affiliate Marketing and VOD for Sundance Channel. Prior to Sundance Chanel, Britt worked for Miramax Films and BMI. He also on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto Intl Film Festival.

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