Five teenage snowboarders are forced to spend the night in a mysteriously abandoned ski lodge. Except somebody — or something — already lives there. It is huge, savage and unstoppable… and now it’s pissed off.
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A typical slasher horror film that tries to be untypical with its cold and isolated setting in the mountains of Norway. The unforgiving natural world aside, this was quite average but serves its purpose.
Very run-of-the-mill slasher film that may sport a unique setting-- but so what-- and a likable cast, yet the viewer doesn't know much about the character's other than that they seem cool to hang around with. The filmmakers obviously wanted to make a straight, no-nonsense slasher film, but Cold Prey is a knockoff of the type, rather than a trendsetting film of its own.
Gorgeous Norwegian snow atmosphere make it a little more unique than most slashers. It has better acting than normal too, but is unforgivable that the best eye candy girl gets offed first. The script is a predictable "madman kills the young people" plot and the film has the script of a classic 1980s genre movie, but since it is the first ever Norwegian big-budget genre movie I'm a little more forgiveable than usual.