COLD PREY (FRITT VILT)
After an opening where a young boy with a birthmark around his left eye is running in a blizzard, and narration lists numerous people who vanish in the Norwegian snowstorms, we get our designated victims, er, young adults. Jannicke (Ingrid Bolso Berdal), Eirik (Tomas Alf Larsen), Mikal (Endre Martin Midtstigen), Ingunn (Viktoria Winge), and Morten (Rolf Kristian Larsen) are friends -- and two couples -- who head deep into the mountains for a day of skiing and snowboarding. It's a great time for everyone -- until Morten crashes and breaks his leg.
For some reason, instead of driving Morten back into town, they decide to take him to a nearby building to spend the night. The place turns out to be a hotel/lodge that's been abandoned since the 1970s. Once they settle in, a quick exploration of the place reveals several oddities, like a severely burned room, a final note in the guestbook hoping that someone finds their missing boy, and -- foreshadowing! -- a missing pickaxe.
It doesn't take long for flashes of a mysterious person to start zooming past the camera. And soon the killing starts...
Reviewed by James Lynch