Cold Prey 2 (Fritt Vilt II) (2008)
Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik, Kim Wifladt
|I'm just surprised they didn't arrest her for|
possession of a murder weapon! What nice guys~
Starting off a few moments where the first film left off, a police cruiser nearly hits the lone survivor of a horrendous massacre while investigating an empty car left in the snowbanks. The survivor, Jannicke, later collapsed from exhaustion and is taken to a nearby hospital where she's treated and interrogated by the responding authorities. After telling her accounts of what happened that night, the cops venture into the cabin where the murders took place and, sure enough, find the bodies of her friends. And of their killer.
|I dunno what's worse: surviving all this over again, |
or sleeping in this tacky bed?
Still haunted by the events that night, Jannicke tries to attack the killer's corpse out of sheer hate when she's taken to the hospital's morgue to identify the bodies. (And this is gonna help her get over the trauma how?) Things go for the worse when, aside from being restrained to her own bed, she finds out that the killer somehow survived being hacked on the chest with a pickaxe (and falling to his death), convulsing into one dramatic resurrection and is now silently killing off those who unwittingly brought him back to the living (It's the slasher way of saying thank you, after all!), forcing Jannicke, the staff and patients to defend themselves against an unstoppable killing machine.
|I agreed to work overtime, and this is what I get...|
|You may need to squint, but he's looking at you, kid!|
Can't actually tell where the film falls flat seeing it actually played the game straight on as if it hitched and drove the slasher rules right into every track. I may say that those who're not aware of what happened in the original might get a little lost to everything that is happening here, but I find this sequel standing strongly enough on its own that watching the first movie isn't really that necessarily to catch up.
Eitherways, completist and hardcore slasher fans will surely love this labor of improvement. Cold Prey 2 closes the saga quite early (and tried to do a full circle by making its third and final entry a prequel), but it did it with a bang (literally) the most fun than what most sequels can offer.
|See? Why not do this to Michael Myers when he's down?|
Save them a lot of trouble...
1 male had his throat cut with scalpels
1 female bashed to death with fire extinguisher
1 male had his neck snapped to the back
1 male snared, pickaxed offscreen
1 male had an arm lopped off, pickaxed
1 male gets a pickaxe through the head
1 male bled to death from pickaxe wound
1 male gets a pickaxe through the chest, shot on the face with shotgun