Monsoon-A-Day: ‘A Cold Night’s Death’ (1973)

­Back in the day (I don’t remember when) Ain’t It Cool news had a movie-a-day article where, again, I don’t remember who, watched and reviewed a movie a day.  (This was years before Brian Collins did something similar with horror movie a day.)

I’ve been watching a movie a day since August 28th, 2011 but I haven’t reviewed any.

Until now.

So everyday I’m going to write a quick review of whatever I watched that day and tell you whether it’s worth your time or not.



Robert Culp and Eli Wallach play scientists who are conducting experiments on monkeys to see whether or not they will be able to handle the extreme conditions of outer space at a remote polar facility.

A cold night’s death is a surprisingly effective thriller considering it was a made for TV movie from the 70’s.  It has a strong performance from Wallach, and Culp has rarely been better.
The chemistry between the leads is believable (they bicker like a married couple) and it does an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension.

If you’re in the mood for a slow burn thriller, I highly recommend checking this one out.

I give it a B