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REVIEW – Cold Prey and Cold Prey 2 (2006, 2008)

June 1, 2009

Videovista has my reviews of the rather disappointing Norwegian slasher Cold Prey (Fritt Vilt) and its vastly more entertaining sequel Cold Prey : Resurrection (Fritt Vilt 2).

I think that the difference between the two films lies in the quality of the direction but…

Cold Prey is also hampered by a hilariously literal nu-metal soundtrack.  I mention in the review how bad it is but what I don’t mention is that when the kids drive into the mountains the singer growls “into the mountains” and when the Final Girl stand atop a pit filled with the bodies of her friends, the resident hack bellows “All My Friends Are Dead!” into the auto-tuner.  It is simply impossible to take such a film seriously.

By contrast, Cold Prey 2 is a remake of Aliens set in a hospital empty except for a number of unhappy Scandinavian people.  One of the reasons why I think I warmed to the film is because it reminded me of Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom (Riget), which I warmly recommend as an example of how to do Horror-Comedy.

2 Comments
  1. June 5, 2009 7:52 am

    Thanx Man!

    Mats

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  2. June 5, 2009 10:12 am

    Hi Mats,

    Good job on Cold Prey 2. I shall keep an eye out for your next project.

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