Director Renny Harlin has a new flick headed our way titled, Devil’s Pass. It sounds like an awesome flick, focusing on a group of experienced skiers who go missing only to turn up dead. The cause of death? Violent, that’s for sure. There’s definitely some intrigue to this film, but here’s the kicker: the flick is actually based on factual events, and there’s a brand new book tapped for release in the near future that’s based on those events as well.
That book is Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, written by Keith McCloskey and it will be made available on October 1st. Given the promise of the film, there’s no reason to expect anything less than a riveting novel. The story is horrific, the hype is alive and well, and the desire to read this one just shot through the roof for me!
Again, October 1st is the date, but you can pre-order it right now, right here. I feel confident in saying you don’t want to miss this one!
Perhaps we’ll be fortunate enough to see a review copy come our way. Regardless, we’re going to find a way to get this one covered as soon as possible!
Dig on a full story synopsis below:
The Dyatlov Pass incident resulted in nine unsolved, mysterious deaths; Keith McCloskey attempts to decipher the bizzare events that led up to that night and the subsequent aftermath
In January of 1959, ten experienced young skiers set out to travel to a mountain named Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. Otorten translates to “don’t go there” in the local Mansi language. During the trip, one of the skiers fell ill and returned. The remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl, or “Mountain of the Dead.” On the night of February 1, 1959, something or someone caused the skiers to flee their tent in terror, using knives to slash their way out instead of using the entrance. When they failed to return home, search parties were sent out and their bodies were found, some with massive internal injuries but all without external marks. The autopsy report showed that the injuries were caused by “an unknown compelling force.” Subsequently, the area was sealed off for years by the authorities, and the deaths and events of that night remained unexplained. Benefiting from original research carried out in Russia, this book attempts to explain what happened to the nine skiers who lost their lives in what has come to be known as the “Dyatlov Pass Incident.”