Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fritt vilt (2006) - NORWAY



Fritt Vilt (English: Cold Prey) is a 2006 Norwegian horror film, directed by Roar Uthaug. It is considered as the best modern Norwegian horror movie.

Reagarding the plot : Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and their car is too far away for them to reach within nightfall. They quickly discover that the hotel was closed in the seventies due to the disappearance of the managers' son. Unknown to them, someone is still living in the hotel, and getting home, or even surviving the stay, isn't as easy as they believe.

The film is a slasher film, through and through, and that is both one of it's strengths, but also it's weakness. The film contains basically every little slasher movie clichè you can think of. It's just they do it so very well.The setting is excellent. An old abandoned hotel in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains. The back story is not exactly original, but it works well enough to pull of some really scary scenes. The look and feel of the hotel and the isolation is all there, and the evil that is lurking sure is creepy.Roar Uthaug does a few neat tricks early in the movie, which makes you sit at the edge of your seat through out the film, and his direction is good. The script is good enough for a horror story, but sometimes, especially in the opening scene, the dialoges are pretty campy and lame. But they redeem themselves quickly when the sh#% hits the fan.The acting is excellent from most of the cast. This film doesn't need to be compared to The Shining or any other recent horror film. It can stand on its own. There were a few loose ends in the plot, but basically, it was a creepy film with some horrific moments (the first murder) that really made an impression.

IMDB Info :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808276/

1 comment:

Martin said...

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