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Rovdyr (2008)

The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.

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Camilla
Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee ...
Jørgen (as Jørn-Bjørn Fuller-Gee)
Lasse Valdal ...
Roger
Nini Bull Robsahm ...
Mia
Janne Beate Bønes ...
Renate (as Janne Starup Bønes)
Trym Hagen ...
Gutt i tre (as Trym E. Hagen)
Kristina Leganger Aaserud ...
Jenta
Helge Sveen ...
Jeger 1
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Erlend Vetleseter ...
Jeger 3
Jorunn Kjellsby ...
Kafédame
Martin Slaatto ...
Mann 1
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Mann 2 (as Kristoffer Hivju)
Gudmund Groven ...
Mann 3
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The summer of 1974. Four young friends have planned a relaxing weekend out in the woods. At a remote truck stop they pick up a hitchhiker, who only after a short ride demands that they stop the car. They are terrified. Suddenly they are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn. Someone is out hunting, and they are the prey Written by American Film Market

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This film takes place in 1974, which is the year the Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released, and which this film references throughout. See more »

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A piece of dirt on Camilla's cheek disappears between shots. See more »

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Referenced in Christmas Cruelty! (2013) See more »

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brutal and gory
16 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The After Dark series gave me Prowl (2010), A flick I liked. It was directed by Patrik Syversen. I saw that he made another horror, namely Rovdyr (2008). The name says it all, it's spoken in Norwegian and came out in our country surprisingly only with French subtitles. Almost one year later over here in my native country they came out with 'Horror Collection' DVD's. And let it happen that Rovdyr came finally in my hands with the right subtitles.

If you just look at the opening sequence and the music used then you should know that it is an ode to the eighties and even a bit toward the grindhouse. Once the movie starts you get to know the characters and it took a while to knew them. It took over 20 minutes and I thought, well, this is going to suck. But was I wrong. Slowly it moves towards a creepy and even brutal horror. Oh yes, you have seen it a thousand times but just watch it. Before you know it someone is being shot without warning and another one is shot at the Achilles'tendon. From then on it is full of suspense and gory scene's. For me the ending was a bit of an open ending because what is going to happen next? You can only guess it. Will it go okay or is she in a downward spiral.

All the acting was believable. What Henriette Bruusgaard (Camilla) did was really excellent, it was her first role! I loved this movie and recommend it to all fans of good old school horror from the eighties.

Gore 4/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 4/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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