Michael Hasselmann

Postings by Michael in August 2011

Fantasy Film Fest 2011: A lonely place to die

This movie was nerve-wracking. A group of friends who share a passion for mountaineering meet for a trip into the wilderness. Things quickly go downhill from here (ha!), but compared to your traditional slasher movie (to be fair, this didn't feel like a slasher movie at all), our survivalists try to act intelligently. Hell, the whole story actually made sense!

But whenever I thought the featured cold-bloodedness is unreal, I had to remind myself of the Oslo shooting - which made the movie frighteningly real. Bad timing? Maybe, but still a good decision to show this movie.

Rounded up with an interesting soundtrack and gorgeous nature shots of the Scottish Highlands, the high IMDB rating feels well deserved.