Christmas Comp #7 - Blood Runs Cold - FINISHED
Today's Christmas Countdown prize is.....
“FILLED WITH ATMOSPHERE, FROM THE SPOOKY, SNOW-COVERED SETTING TO THE CREEPY HOUSE IN THE WOODS [AND] THE MOVIE’S FANTASTIC ‘ICEMAN-ESQUE’ VILLAIN.” – BLOGOMATIC3000.
The debut feature from director Sonny Laguna, the low-budget Swedish horror flick Blood Runs Cold takes the classic slasher template set down by John Carpenter with “Halloween” and gives it a Scandinavian make-over that chills to the bone.
Laguna’s hugely impressive and truly independent film – amazingly shot for just $5,000 US on a Canon 7D digital SLR using the camera’s movie mode function – not only succeeds in delivering plenty of shocks and gore, it also features a brilliant debut feature performance by newcomer Hanna Oldenberg in the lead role of Winona, a musician whose leisurely working vacation becomes a terrifying fight for survival.
Following a busy year of relative success in the record business, Winona heads back to her tiny hometown in the remote outskirts of Stockholm to stay at a house her manager has rented where she can relax alone and hopefully find the inspiration to write some new songs. As a snowstorm brews and night begins to fall, she manages to find the house but is disappointed to discover it’s not the luxurious retreat she was expecting.
Shortly after settling in, Winona becomes unsettled by the creepy creaking sounds of the old house and decides to head to a bar in town for refreshments and some company. There, she bumps into a former boyfriend and a couple he knows and invites them back to the house for a few drinks. At the end of the night, with everyone either too drunk or too tired to drive home, they decide to crash until morning. But as the four friends prepare to sleep, an unknown presence stirs within the house, one that has been watching and waiting for the right moment to strike.
Blood Runs Cold (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Chelsea Films on 3rd October 2011. Special Features include Behind The Scenes featurette.
To win answer this....
Which notorious Swedish film was a key influence on Tarantino's Kill Bill ?
PM (Private Message) me your answer! Those who get it right will be entered into a random draw at midnight. Yadda yadda yadda, you know the rest.
Dingalingaling! And time is UP!
The correct answers was of course Thriller: A Cruel Picture or any other title you want to use.
Once again all the names who got this answer correct today have been put into a hat and randomly selected. And today's lucky winner is....
A big thanks for all congratulations!
I'm really happy, as this flick sounds and looks interesting, especially when you know that it's been shot on a very tight budget.
Somebody on Amazon used the following heading for his one-star review:
"Generic, cliche, terrible "american" slasher". I don't know this guy's problem, but this sounds pretty much like a cosy and uncomplicated evening to me!
Thank you, Kyle - I guess you still have my address somewhere!
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