For more than a decade, it feels like the slasher subgenre has been on the verge of a much-heralded comeback. After the late ’90s and early 2000s wave of meta-horror films, the slasher has languished in a post-Scream Hollywood, waiting for the right filmmakers to breath new life into an old format.
Of course, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been standouts. In 2006, Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug directed Cold Prey, a stylish little slasher about a group of twenty-somethings who stumble across an abandoned ski resort (and are slowly picked off by its last remaining inhabitant). Featuring likable characters and a dynamic lead performance from actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Cold Prey has earned its spot in the Certified Forgotten Slasher Hall of Fame.
In this episode, special guest Brian Collins joins The Matts for a conversation about slashers, Norwegian horror, and the Herculean challenge of spending years of your life watching a new horror movie every day for the Horror Movie a Day website.
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