Norwegian Chills

With slasher films once again standard fodder in rental shops, the trick is to find something that transcends the genre, but if it doesn't, then it should at least be fun, if not atmospheric and engaging.

For all the standard elements in Roar Uthaug's Cold Prey / Fritt vilt (2006), it's an above-average slasher with a great location -an abandoned ski lodge in nowhereland - milked for all it's desolation and musty nastiness.

Those expecting pure blood and guts will be disappointed, but fans wanting a more classical tribute without all the torture porn ingredients ought to find Cold Prey very pleasing. As a feature film debut, this 2.35:1 production via Anchor Bay is very impressive, and worth a peek.



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