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Frostbitten

3.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Annika, a medical doctor and her 17-year old daughter Saga have just moved to a small cold town far up north, as Annika is going to work at the hospital there. At her new school Saga meets a bizarre goth-girl named Vega who knows more about this sleepy town that she lets on. Fear strikes, and daylight is a lifetime away.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Petra Nielsen, Carl-Åke Eriksson, Grete Havnesköld, Emma Åberg, Jonas Lawes
  • Directors: Anders Banke
  • Writers: Daniel Ojanlatva, Pidde Andersson
  • Producers: Göran Lindström, Karl Penser, Lars C. Lundberg, Magnus Paulsson, Natasha Banke
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Finnish, German, Swedish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Wellspring Media
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B000HC2M2U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,072 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Frostbitten" on IMDb

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By Woopak VINE VOICE on October 6, 2009
Format: DVD
I was impressed with Sweden`s own art house vampire film "Let The Right One In", so of course, I was very interested when I heard about "Frostbitten" (or Frostbiten according to the film's opening credits), Sweden`s first vampire movie. Directed by Anders Banke, the film is another vampire flick that blends quirky humor, visceral vampirism and genetics as its main premise. The film is a little flimsy if you talk about its plot but the movie is quite fun.

Annika (Petra Nielsen) and her daughter Saga (Grete Hayneskold) had just moved into a snow-laden town somewhere in Sweden. Annika had accepted a position at a local hospital led by an enigmatic Doctor Beckert (Carl-Ake Eriksson). The area is currently experiencing a month-long lack of sunlight and abundance of polar weather. Meanwhile, a young cocky medical assistant named Sebastian (Jonas Carlstrom) steals a batch of red pills from Beckert's office, either out of curiosity or for a "party favor" for his friend Vega (Emma Aberg) isn't really clear. After Sebastian takes a red pill, he begins to feel a little sick and very odd; his senses become enhanced, he even begins to hear dogs talk and has gained an intolerance to normal food. Sebastian also finds that he is slowly developing a lust for blood...

Let's see, "Frostbitten" isn't going to make my list of favorite vampire films but I have to admit the movie does have its charm. I guess the best way to describe the movie would be a collision of quirky comedy and blood-soaked adrenaline, it bounces around jump scares and comedy while maintaining a feeling of tension. The movie's plot is full of gaps and characterization is kept at a bare minimum.
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Steve 67 needs to spend some time developing a sense of humour - or learning to spell.

Yes, there IS a talking dog in it with no other purpose than to be funny. Guess what?

Frostbite is MEANT to be funny, and is fully deserving of a place alongside Sean of the Dead, Galaxy Quest and American Werewolf in London. Pay no attention to those who miss the point - this is a great, vastly-underrated, and FUNNY horror film.
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Imagine my surprise when I watched this film not knowing what to expect or even remembering where I heard about it from and finding that Sweden not only made one vampire film for the ages in the last decade (the enchanting Let The Right One In), but already had hit a more traditional home run for the genre a few years ago with 2006's "Frostbiten" (one t or two, take your pick). The premise is thoroughly standard, but the execution is fabulous. Almost everything you want from a modern vampire film with only a few cliche's holding it back. If you love vampire films, this should be on your list.

The story begins during the German's ill-fated assault on the Soviet Union in WWII. Now, the first thing i thought was "What if a localized vampiric plague was what really stopped the Third Reich's advance and won the war for the Allies? A great idea!" However, this is merely the genesis of the story. SS troops encounter an abandoned cabin to hole up in and find that they weren't the only evil bastards to have that idea. Slaughter follows. Fast forward six decades to modern Sweden, where cute new girl in town Saga meets adorably quirky goth goddess Vega, who is eager to befriend the fresh meat. There's a familiar-looking geneticist with a strange interest in a comatose girl (never a good thing) and a lot of mysterious pills at the hospital where Saga'a mother works, and all of the teens in town are attending a party. The perfect prescription for a vampire infection. And just in time for the region's own 30 Days of Night too.

Emma Aberg is beyond charming as Vega in this film.
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This was almost overlooked, afterall the title isn't very evocative, the cover art lackluster at best, and I presumed it to be another straight-to-video cheapie. However, I caught wind that this was actually a Swedish vampire movie and I became mildy intrigued. Sweden isn't particularily reknowned for it's film industry with some well known exceptions of course (Hallstrom, Bergman) and darn it, I haven't heard Swedish in a while, so I thought, what the heck.
I'm not hugely into vampires, but this is a really great entree into the genre, both enormously funny and quite scary. The story is unconventional, the look is glossy and overall well done with the exception of a sudden and oddly inexeplicable ending. Part "Salem's Lot", part "Scream", this is a winner and a great little film.
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I being a Movie buff and love any type of movie had bought this and it was awesome only problem was that i saw on amazon that the disc comes in finnish as well and could only see it in English and Swedish. dont know if this is a disc error or not but it is still one of the better movies i've seen in a long time.
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