Sean liked Ole Holgersen’s Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece) list
Sean liked Matt "Cinebro" Conti’s Proposal: The June Challenge: 100 Movies, no shorts, no rewatches list
Bah, I'd love to try this again but I know I'll fail miserably as I did last December and am currently doing in Berken's challenge. Good luck to all you crazy people, though.
Sean liked strongboy’s 100 entertaining Horror movies you might not have seen... list
Film #1, Norway, in the 30 Days, 30 Countries challenge.
Well that was a fun little ski resort slasher.
Cold Prey is really effective in that it has a fantastic location, a menacing villain, and generally builds the tension and terror really well as it goes along. I liked the intimacy of the movie, as it really only has five people plus the killer. In staying small, the film is able to create a lot of character details and enhance the relationships within the cast and with the viewer.
Part of being in a smaller scale does have its downsides, however. I wish there just a few more kills and a tad more mayhem. Two out our five characters are taken out fairly quickly, leaving the majority of the film to spread out the terror among the final three. There aren’t any pacing problems, its just that there physically weren’t any other people that could be hunted down. While I wouldn’t sacrifice the character development and building with our main cast just to add a ton more deaths, maybe one or two more people or a more consistent spreading out of the deaths could have satiated my blood lust.
All in all, I really liked what Cold Prey had to offer and I can’t wait to check out the sequel.