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Cold Prey III (2010)

Fritt vilt III (original title)
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Takes place in the 80's where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.


Peder Fuglerud (screenplay), Lars Gudmestad (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview:
Ida Marie Bakkerud Ida Marie Bakkerud ... Hedda
Julie Rusti Julie Rusti ... Siri
Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen ... Anders
Pål Stokka Pål Stokka ... Magne
Arthur Berning ... Simen
Sturla Rui Sturla Rui ... Knut (as Sturla Valldal Rui)
Terje Ranes Terje Ranes ... Einar
Nils Johnson Nils Johnson ... Jon
Endre Hellestveit Endre Hellestveit ... Fjellmannen
Dennis Nilsen Nystrøm Dennis Nilsen Nystrøm ... Fjellmannens Som Barn
Hallvard Holmen ... Fjellmannens Far
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Fjellmannens Mor
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In 1976, in Jotunheimen, an abused boy stabs to death his mother Sigrid and his stepfather Gunnar in an abandoned hotel and the family is considered missing by the local Sheriff Einar and authorities. Twelve years later, the teenagers Hedda and her boyfriend Anders, Siri, Knut, Magne and Simen take a lift with Sheriff Einar telling that they will hike in the woods. However they go to the abandoned hotel expecting to spend the night in the place but they find dust and rats and prefer to stay camping in the woods. In the morning, Siri and Knut fall into a trap of the eremite hunter Jon and Knut is seriously wounded. Siri climbs the hole to seek for help to Knut, but she is captured by Jon while a stranger kills Knut. Soon the teenagers are hunted down by the creepy serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Unworthy follow up to the Cold Prey/Fritt Vilt/Kallt Byte films
12 November 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

The first one I rank as one of my favorite non-English speaking horror movies with excellent scares and excellent cast and characters that all felt real.

The second one tried to follow that idea, ended up IMO not as great but still good.

The third one however is just plain boring, characters are boring and paper-thin, it's like they solely exist for one purpose... to be slaughtered by our villain.

A prequel so none of the characters from the previous films re appear (for obvious reasons) even our villain Fjellemannen is played by someone else which shouldn't be a problem though as he always covered his face in the previous movies and he was played by 2 different characters in Cold Prey and Cold Prey 2 without at least me noticing it.

But here he is just not particularly menacing, granted he was still a rookie when it came to his field of expertice: slaughtering innocent people, but he should still come off as scary which he really doesn't this time... But then he only appears to pop out from time to time so that could be an issue as well.

No the main focus are a bunch of Norwegian youth tourists (yet again but a lot more of them) and none of them particularly excites or impresses in their characters but I wouldn't put the whole blame on them.

The director had only one directorial feature to his name before doing this movie, and that was a 6 minute long shortfilm... Surely an easier task to do than to direct a movie 15 times the length of that and a sequel to a beloved Horror series at that.

The script is at fault as well, it's just poorly written and should have been so much more... Maybe having 5 people write it was a bad idea, cause it just feels like a bunch of random ideas put together on paper with no regards to the full picture.

Seen it twice now, didn't like it the first time and really didn't like it the second, where as for instance the first I like tons every time I see it.

So I'd skip out on the third one completely if I was you... Well that's a lie I guess since I did end up watching it twice but... if you decide to give it a go then know that it's not gonna be particularly good and don't say you weren't warned.

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Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Prey III See more »

Filming Locations:

Jotunheimen, Norway


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NOK17,100,000 (estimated)

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Fantefilm, Film i Väst See more »
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2.35 : 1
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