Thursday, September 8, 2011

Frostbitten (2006)

If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a product of the UK, for it displays that brand of British humor wrapped into a conventional vampire plot. But, lo, it's a Swedish export that proves they can do more than the no-nonsense, steadily paced, artistic Let the Right One In. When it comes to Swedish cinema, most are familiar with the bleak, fractured oeuvre of Ingmar Bergman; and coupled with the aforementioned 2009 hit (remade in the US as Let Me In), it's easy to view Swedish movies as inherently ominous and gloomy. Frostbitten is a fun, entertaining vampire flick devoid of dull moments, with well-paced and well-placed comedic value.

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