Interview: Renny Harlin Takes Us Through the Devil’s Pass


Renny Harlin returns to his horror roots with Devil’s Pass (formerly The Dyatlov Pass Incident) after having given us genre offerings like Prison, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Deep Blue Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning and The Covenant. Harlin has always had one foot in the realm of action and the other planted firmly in horror and, this time, he’s tackling the found footage sub-genre.

Devil’s Pass follows a group of American students on a trek to investigate the true life mystery of nine Russian skiers who befell unexplained deaths while skiing in the Russian mountains in 1959. To this day, their deaths have been one of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century.

In an interview with, Harlin explains why he decided to do a found footage film, the challenges that came with its creation and how he pulled off the film’s intense avalanche sequence. You can read the interview by clicking here.