Mar. 20th, 2010

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Okay, okay, okay, so I've been waiting to see this movie since I heard about it last year.

I am a major fan of zombie movies,evil Nazi movies and Scandinavian horror movies, and this was all of those!

When I heard about it, I thought it would be a spoof, you know "What lurks in the mountains? Skiing Nazi zombies!"
But it was actually a pretty serious film.

It has the typical slasher movie setup, a group of attractive young people(medical students in this case, which becomes important later) go to some secluded place to drink and have sex. Along the way, they hear the story of the local bogeyman(in this case delivered by the weirdest and most obnoxious bit character) and then mayhem ensues. Pretty typical up to this point.
However, then it diverges from the formula in a couple of significant ways.

The gore factor is VERY high. It makes all those Friday the 13ths and Nightmare on Elm Streets look like G rated movies. Lots of blood with realistic blood spatter, as well as several shots of ripping and eating, including intestinal ripping and eating, with one bit where a character's insides get stuck on a tree and unwind in a disturbing fashion.

The medical students are amazingly tough.
One of my biggest complaints about slasher movies in general is that the victims are extremely fragile.
Not these kids. There is one scene where one of the students gets bitten badly(with much blood gushing) in the neck, and he sews it up himself with a fishhook. And that's just one example in an example rich environment.

This is a good film. Better than a lot of American zombie movies. I think I love Scandinavian horror movies more and more all the time.

Viewing suggestion:DVD(only because that's the only way I know of to see it)


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