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Explore your worst possible fears in this shocking horror thriller inspired by terrifying true events! Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Marte Germaine Christensen ... Lina
Sondre Krogtoft Larsen ... Martin
Jens Hultén ... Gunnar
Johan Hedenberg ... Bosse
Malin King Malin King ... Lotta
Inga Didong Harrie Inga Didong Harrie ... Ellinor
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Lasse
Knut Walle Knut Walle ... Edgar
Mikkel Gaup ... Smugler
Kai Kolstad Rødseth ... Maskemannen
Eileen Kvaale Røst Eileen Kvaale Røst ... Offer
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Explore your worst possible fears in this shocking horror thriller inspired by terrifying true events! Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them to take a detour deep into the Swedish forest. But soon one creepy incident after another leaves them stranded in the dark woods and everything seems much too bizarre to be accidental. What Lina and Martin don't know is that they are under constant video surveillance and have been cast in the leading roles of a live Internet snuff movie with a definitive end. Written by American Film Market

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Detour See more »

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Sweden See more »

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2.35 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: When the cop and the girl enter the house at just over the one hour mark a scream is heard. See more »

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Referenced in Christmas Cruelty! (2013) See more »

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Bullet Me
Written by Morten Abel, Helge Hummervoll
Performed by September When
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Amateurish thrills from Norway
17 August 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

DETOUR is a dull little Norwegian horror/thriller with a plot that we've seen play out countless times. Sadly it looks cheap and derivative, failing to bring out the isolated beauty of the forested Norwegian locations. In addition, it's a film set at night that takes place in pitch black conditions almost all the way through, so that it's all but impossible to make out what's supposed to be going on.

The set-up is intensely predictable: a young and carefree couple are driving through an isolated location and come into contact with the creepy locals. Bizarrely, there's a voyeur who has dotted video cameras around the locations so that he can spy on what's going on, like that angle hasn't been covered before. After a while the film turns into the usual woman-in-peril type thriller, with far too many false scares, random sub-plots that add nothing but pad out the running time, and virtually nothing in the way of real horror or fear.

I'm glad that the makers of DETOUR never descended into the fully-fledged arena of torture porn but at the same time there's nothing here to enjoy either. The thumping death metal soundtrack is headache-inducing, the camera-work is muddled and poor, and there's no characterisation so that you're never involved in the proceedings. I like Scandinavian cinema as a rule, but DETOUR is a real chore to sit through.


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