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Frostbiten (2006)

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Swedish director Anders Banke's Frostbite (AKA Frostbiten, 2006) - a gothic, bloody horror tale heavily laden with doses of black humor - opens in 1944 Ukraine, when a group of soldiers enlisted in the Scandinavian Volunteer Group of the German army become accidentally estranged from their unit and lost in the wilderness. Seeking asylum in a seemingly vacant house, the men discover that the structure is anything but abandoned when a vampiric creature surfaces and rips one of the men to shreds. The other soldiers band together, kill the demon, and bury it. Flash forward to the present day, in Swedish Lapland, when single mother Annika (Petra Nielsen) and her daughter, Saga (Grete Havnesköld) settle into their new home. Annika - a scientist - is appointed to work under the aegis of the well-respected, octogenarian geneticist Gerhard Beckert (Carl Ake-Eriksson) in the local hospital. Beckert, it seems, was one of the soldiers in the cabin. Unbeknownst to Annika, he has been attempting to create a super-race of vampires for the past sixty years, thus enabling mankind to live forever - a task for which he hopes to win the Nobel Prize. As Beckert supervises and medicates a comatose patient, Saga befriends one of her peers, the street-smart troublemaker Vega (Emma Åberg), and accompanies her to a party. Several of Beckert's interns then mischievously swipe the pills that he is administering, and one consumes the medication - which imparts him with a ravenous desire to eat his girlfriend's pet rabbit and to feast on pedestrians. The remainder of the interns then visit the party that Saga and Vega have attended and spike the punchbowl with the medication, which turns the occasion into a menacing, blood-soaked vampiric nightmare. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Audience Reviews for Frostbiten

After Let the Right One In, I was wary about approaching another Swedish vampire film. Surely it couldn't live up to the brilliance of that master piece. Well, it doesn't. But Frostbiten is a different kind of beast altogether. Frostbiten is a wonderful return to classical vampires. They hate garlic, don't have reflections etc. This lends itself well to the comic tone of the film. Even in a foreign language, this is instantly quotable and memorable. From lines such as "Stop throwing garden gnomes at me!" and a girl making an X rather than a crucifix, we have a film that doesn't take itself seriously, but isn't stupid either. The film does well to split up the adult world and the teen world. The teen world is basically filled with drugs and parties, lending itself as the perfect set-up for a massacre. Meanwhile, the adult world is filled with the backstory and the main plot thrust.The score and soundtrack work in perfect harmony. The film opens during the war, and the score has an eerie gothic sound which seems as though is should be coming straight from a gramophone. The effects are perfect in my opinion. The mix of CG and make-up is almost indistinguishable. It comes across as an old classical stop-motion piece at times. The whole film was enjoyable in the same way as The Lost Boys. Fun, exciting and hilarious. Only, Frostbiten has talking dogs.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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A pretty good low budget scandinavian vampire film. It has some good ideas and comic moments. A nice change from the usual Hollywood stuff!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

½

Amusing, but drawn out far past its premise.

Steve K
Steve K

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