Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed.
In the dead of winter, Winona returns to her hometown for a much-needed break from her stressful lifestyle, but the relaxing vacation quickly turns into a frantic fight for survival. After running into some old friends at a local bar, the group returns to Winona's cabin to continue their reunion, but soon find themselves face-to-face with death. Disguised behind an icy mask, a killer is lurking and will not stop until there are no survivors. Blood Runs Cold is a frostbitten slasher that turns the snow red with gore.
During the 35 shooting days the temperature were always around 15 to 20 below zero degrees Celsius. See more »
gory Swedish flick
This is director Sonny Laguna first attempt to make a real feature. Naturally having almost no money they decide to make it on a budget of 5000$. Also due being a low budget they had to film it outside in nature were it was 20 a 30 degrees below zero (Celsius). It was shot in 35 days.
I enjoyed this slasher. We haven't seen that many slashers being played in the snow but it really worked out fine. The acting was believable and the director surely knew what a slasher (those eighties ones) is all about. POV shots, gore and nudity. It's all involved here and there are some frightening moments because you never see the face of the killer. But I was a bit left with a sour taste, due two reasons. It is never really explained what the killer or who he/she was. It's a bit of a Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th parts with Kane Hodder. He's a bit supernatural. The killer can take an axe in his body without having problems with it. On the other hand, at the end of the movie when all problems are solved it is really over. Suddenly the end credits do appear and I was left with some hunger of a big surprise which wasn't there.
Never seen any the actors before (for most their first role) and the North of Europe becoming the new hope for gory flicks (Death Snow)I was convinced of this flick. Of course the story could have been a bit more better but the effects were really great, all in camera shot with a lot of gore and red stuff. A horror for fans of the good old slashers who can stand some gore.
Gore 4/5 Nudity 2/5 Story 3/5 Effects 4/5 Comedy 0/5
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