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This review is from: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale [DVD] (DVD)Anyone remember Peter Jackson having humour and charm as well as a nice eye for detail? The people behind this do.
This is a very admirable horror/comedy that nods towards PJ and to be fair is a stunning feature-debut from Jalmari Helander. I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'll say this is a dark twist on the Santa Claus legend, very nicely executed. I've been following the Scandinavian horror "scene" for a little while after Dead Snow caught me completely by surprise and this is another snow-bound movie that delivers.
There's less blood/gore/violence in this than I was expecting - which I do like, but it didn't detract from the movie at all, I'd almost suggest this suitable for teen/tweens aside from some heavy(ish) bad language.
Will make a worthy purchase - go youtube the trailer.
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Initial post: 13 Nov 2011 10:19:42 GMT
re scandinavian horror, you may have seen, but might like: fritt vilt 1 & 2 aka cold prey, trollhunter, rovdyr aka manhunt, frostbiten, nightwatch - just some i have seen recently :)
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2011 11:49:04 GMT
Ben J. Johnson says:
Thanks, I've seen a few of them and will check out the others. Saw Sint recently, but it was the dubbed version - which seemed to detract from it quite a lot.
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