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Posted: June 13th, 2018, 5:47pm Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients

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Wow!  My kind of horror flick in so many ways.

This is based on a novel and directed by David Bruckner, who did The Signal, back in 2007, a segment on 2012's V/H/S, and a pretty cool little flick called Southbound (also streaming on Netflix) back in 2015.

This is solid film making here, beautifully shot in Sweden, with strong performances and characters you can actually care about.  For me, the monster design was also very powerful and unique.

It plays creepy for the first 45 minutes or so, then gets downright crazy in the finale, where the monster is finally revealed.  This is highly recommended.

Grade - A

To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.

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Posted: June 13th, 2018, 8:06pm Report to Moderator

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Absolutely agree on all counts!

I thoroughly enjoyed it and wish there were more like it. I read the book previously and the filmmakers stayed pretty close to Adam Nevill's text, apart from the additional opening scene in the bottle shop with the quick and shocking demise of Bob, and the set up for Luke's guilt/the others blaming him - he needing to redeem himself etc. This is a great scene though and it adds a lot of layers to what happens to these guys when they become lost in the Swedish wilderness.

The scene in the cabin is particularly well done and really creepy, not so much what you see, but what your imagination evokes of the horrors the men see in their nightmares - if that makes sense... Well it will if you see it.

The film is well cast and the filmmakers did a terrific job of recreating the atmosphere and dread of the book.

The actual monster/demon, I'm iffy about. I loved the look of it when we only had glimpses of it, more than seeing it in full glory in the denouement, but regardless I won't mark it down because this is solid A-class horror.
The book was apparently optioned three times and in development for five years.

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My question: Where's the script?
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