Cold Prey

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Cold Prey

Post by AdeBrown » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:42 am

Put aside any thoughts of "oh look, some kids going off the beaten track and getting murdered one by one" being a very familiar story. Even if it was scripted by set pieces, this was a nice film. Engaging cast, generally resourceful characters.

I've been known to say that there are those stalker films that make you look forward to the characters getting offed, and those that make you care (and perhaps even hope that they survive. Well okay probably not in this genre.)

This was the latter. Very nice to look at ... I mean the scenery. And not too forced in its dramatic tension.
The ending was accompanied with a sort of "Walking in the air" choirboy, but thankfully that was replaced by some kiddy-punk song "All of my friends are dead".
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Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:40 pm

By the numbers slasher movie, but done well. Good use of setting.

8/10

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Post by Laymonite » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:13 pm

An overall strong day started brilliantly with my favourite film of the weekend. This isn't one I was particularly looking forward to but I ended up really liking it.

They did a great job of creating characters I liked and cared about, so when the killings started I really didn't want anyone to die. There were no elaborate deaths but it didn't need them.

And the killer was big and looked scary.
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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:37 pm

Good character development meant that you actually cared about what happened to them.

Enjoyed this.

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Post by lupogirl » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:44 pm

Totally agree with the above comments. Great snow setting with a Yeti size killer. Strong likeable characters you hoped would survive. Did remind a bit of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.
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Post by iam_dan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:57 am

i really enjoyed this...yes nothing new in it but there very rarely is...but brilliantly played out and a great movie

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Post by DavieT » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:11 am

Agree with Jekyll on the characters. Excellent use of the location and the end song "all my friends are dead" was a fun touch. Well worth watching.

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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:17 am

joshua
a difficult one this,dont know how they are going to market this movie, it bugged me a lot,the creepy kid scenario still it paid off in its shocks im pleased i saw it.
but its not a date movie nor is it going to easy to fit in the cinemas with so
much screen space being taken up with other films with a stronger cast and easier to find an audience for.
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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:13 pm

oopsie wrong thread...


Yeah Cold Prey wasz pretty enjoyable.... as they go :)

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Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:03 pm

This was ok - watchable and well shot but suffered from a lack of any tension

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Post by soulmining » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:08 pm

Good solid shocker, looked great up on that big screen - played very well I think.
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Post by rawshark » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:24 pm

Beautifully shot, very well acted, and an engaging story. Again, one of my favourites of the festival, and I hope Metrodome can give it at least a small theatrical run...
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Post by scrobble » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:30 pm

What's been said already - liked the feel of this, the characters were people you cared about, and the setting was amazing to look at.

I found it unusual that we still know nothing about the killer when the film ends - not that it was necessary, but I felt there must be something that started off his killing spree several years before.

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Post by AdeBrown » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:44 pm

Someone said in the bar afterwards that the newspaper montage (lacking enough subtitles to explain) said that the family lost their son as a publicity hype for the hotel but he returned the next year having survived the chasm and wreaked his rewengee.
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Post by Laymonite » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:04 am

I just remembered something that made me laugh. The bit where they climb to the top of that mountain near the start and they're all like "wow, look at that" and what were they looking at? More bloody mountains!
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