Blood Runs Cold (2011)
Thursday 15th September 2011
The debut feature from director Sonny Laguna, the low-budget Swedish horror flick Blood Runs Cold, released on DVD by Chelsea Films on3rd October 2011, takes the classic slasher template set down by John Carpenter with Halloween and gives it a Scandinavian make-over that chills to the bone.
Laguna's hugely impressive and truly independent film - amazingly shot for just $5,000 US on a Canon 7D digital SLR using the camera's movie mode function - not only succeeds in delivering plenty of shocks and gore, it also features a brilliant debut feature performance by newcomer Hanna Oldenberg in the lead role of Winona, a musician whose leisurely working vacation becomes a terrifying fight for survival.
Following a busy year of relative success in the record business, Winona heads back to her tiny hometown in the remote outskirts of Stockholm to stay at a house her manager has rented where she can relax alone and hopefully find the inspiration to write some new songs. As a snowstorm brews and night begins to fall, she manages to find the house but is disappointed to discover it's not the luxurious retreat she was expecting.
Shortly after settling in, Winona becomes unsettled by the creepy creaking sounds of the old house and decides to head to a bar in town for refreshments and some company. There, she bumps into a former boyfriend and a couple he knows and invites them back to the house for a few drinks. At the end of the night, with everyone either too drunk or too tired to drive home, they decide to crash until morning. But as the four friends prepare to sleep, an unknown presence stirs within the house, one that has been watching and waiting for the right moment to strike.
- Behind The Scenes featurette