March 20, 2009

Review: Fritt Vilt II (2009)

Here's the sequel to a pretty cool little Norwegian slasher flick that we reviewed last year. It was released in Norway at the end of 2008, and is finally coming out everywhere this year...
Cast Members of Note- Ingrid Bolso Berdal is back as the original's final girl, and Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik is the new one. Or is she? Dun dun dun!

If you didn't see the first Fritt Vilt, it was the story of a bunch of Norway kids who break into an abandoned ski lodge, and pretty much all get killed by a mongoloid mountain-man. In this one, the only survivor from part one, Jannicke, is found and taken to the hospital after attacking a Cop car with a pick axe...

"Bring it!"
Eventually, the Police find her friend's bodies, along with the evil mongoloid killer's corpse, and bring them all back to the hospital... can anyone guess what happens next? Correct, they all turn into zombies! Ok, that's a lie, but I would have loved that. The dumb ass Nord Doctors do revive the killer however, and he picks up right where he left off.

I like this killer, he's creepy.
Why did no one listen to Jannicke? Sure, she's insane after having gone through what she did, but she has her reasons... mainly because the snow-mongoloid wants more blood! I won't spoil what happens next for you here, but suffice it to say that the trail of carnage gets pretty messy and we get two final girls this time! Bonus.

Not the final girl.
This is a pretty decent sequel to a pretty decent Norwegian slasher that we caught last year and liked a lot. As with the original, the sequel breaks no new ground, but uses its setting and some pretty fun/gory kills to keep it interesting. I love the killer in these movies; he's very ominous and imposing, and he seems to really enjoy his job.

The result of bad parenting.
More jump scares accompanied by music to let me know when to jump... oh joy. Once again, silence works better! Please Euro-Horror film makers, don't start using the jump scare thing to death like your U.S. counterparts do. Please!

Is this a jump scream?
When the killer is on the ground, and you're standing above him with a gun, why do you not empty every round into him, especially after what you've been through?

Once the killing starts, the blood flows pretty freely. The first half of the flick is pretty dry though. I love the stairway kill the most... truly awesome.

I HATE needles!
I'm tired of the Nords and the way they don't over-use nudity in their Horror flicks like everyone else does. We get a shower scene, but barely see anything. Faen!

"I've killed him before."

Yes she has.
Don't push women too far, they snap eventually. Also, Norway has way too much snow (and that's coming from a guy that lives in Michigan.)

She crazy.
Just like the first one. It's a better movie in some ways, and just about the same in others. Either way, it's a decent slasher that you should check out, especially if you've seen part 1. I'm sure there will be a part 3 at some point too, so this movie will prepare you for that as well. Just check them all out.


Fritt Vilt 2 is available now on DVD and VOD.

Ingrid & Marthe.


  1. i still need to check out the first one. i'm excited.

  2. Yeah, I need to see the first one as well. It's been on my shortlist (which is getting longer every day). Nice review though.

  3. Nice use of Norwegian! (In the review that is)
    The director of this is actually swedish, that's probably why the this one is better than the the first one. Norwegian directors don't really know their horror. But it's getting there!

  4. I remember searching google for just the right Norwegian word to use.
    I'm glad I got it right!

    Norway has nothing to be ashamed of in the horror department; like you said, they're getting better.

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