Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Month of Horror Day 2: Cold Prey

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! Today Bellamy travels to Norway for a little slasher movie goodness.

Have you ever seen a Norwegian slasher flick? Me either! Well, not until Cold Prey came along and I gotta hand it to them, they did a pretty darn good job! It's your typical slasher set up: group of good looking friends embark on a weekend getaway, this time to a beautiful and picturesque snowy mountain lodge, only to find that there is some crazy madman hiding out who is hellbent on murder -- I hate when that happens. Where Cold Prey differs from the norm is that first off, this is one very nice looking movie. The snowy and mountainous locales are very striking, the lodge and the surrounding area are almost characters themselves. Speaking of characters, the ones in this movie are actually fairly likeable and three dimensional, crazy! Strong character development adds another layer to a horror movie which is very welcome; caring about who lives or dies? Such a novel concept! Well played Norway, well played.

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