Fritt vilt   2006   Norway Cold Prey
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Director:Roar Uthaug
Writer:Thomas Moldestad, Roar Uthaug
IMDb Rating:6.4 (6,537 votes)
Awards:2 wins & 1 nomination
Genre:Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:97 min
Roar Uthaug  ...  (Director)
Thomas Moldestad, Roar Uthaug  ...  (Writer)
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal  ...  Jannicke
Rolf Kristian Larsen  ...  Morten Tobias
Tomas Alf Larsen  ...  Eirik
Endre Martin Midtstigen  ...  Mikal
Viktoria Winge  ...  Ingunn
Rune Melby  ...  Fjellmannen - The mountain man
Erik Skjeggedal  ...  Gutten - The boy
Tonie Lunde  ...  Mor
Hallvard Holmen  ...  Far - The father
Daniel Voldheim  ...  Cinematographer
Magnus Beite  ...  Composer
Comments: Useless, except for some beautiful shots of the Scandinavian Mountains at the beginning. It took 45 minutes before there was any clues that this might be a scary movie, and then all we see is a swinging pick axe.

The heroine of the film was the only likeable character. I'm glad the rest of them got killed, but it annoyed me that it took our Leatherface clone a couple of goes at it. This is one of those stupid slasher flicks where somebody takes a pick axe to the face, end of scene, then shows up later for a brief moment so they can be violently killed again. Their friends didn't see the first kill. The first few are done in secret to try and build tension.

There was more gore to the snowboarding accident than any of the kills. The goofball of the group broke his shin and we get to see the bone sticking out. Big whoop.

Fritt vilt fails to deliver on all fronts and the film's final shot at humanizing the big jerk with the pick axe, by going full circle with backstory was just plain silly.

Summary: 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.

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