It’s midwinter. Five youngsters are heading for the Jotunheimen mountain area to go snowboarding. On the slope, one of them has a bad fall and breaks a leg. There is no sign of any other people around, and their mobile phones are out of range.
They catch sight of a mountain hotel in the distance, and decide to find shelter there. The hotel lies empty and silent, obviously closed down years ago. The phone lines are dead, and the youngsters realize they have to spend the night in the hotel.
What follows is a battle of life and death, when Norway’s most notorious and determined serial killer plays cat and mouse with the youths. And while their number is diminishing, friendship and courage is put to the test in this roller coaster ride of a horror film. —NFI
Got to love the Norwegians. The believable characters, suggestive directing and the general setting make up for the rather predictable plot. Part 2 is also great, part 3: still enjoyable but kinda redundant.