Review: Frost / Cert: 15 / Director: Reynir Lyngdal / Screenplay: Jon Atil Jonasson / Starring: Bjorn Thors, Anna Gunndis, Helgi Bjornsson, Valur Freyr Einarsson / Release Date: February 10th
Given that Iceland’s most distributed film of all time is 2009’s Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, it’s no surprise that RWWM’s producers Julius Kemp and Ingvar Thordarson are trying to recreate that film’s success with another horror feature, working with director Lyngdal to bring us Frost.
The story here centres on Agla (Gunndis) and Gunnar (Thors), a couple who find themselves stranded, alone and spooked, atop a glacier. Agla is a researcher and, along with some colleagues, has been carrying out work on the glacier, whilst Gunnar is her filmmaker partner who has come to visit her. Events take a sinister turn when erratic flashing lights appear in the sky and strange, aggressive rumblings emanate from the treacherous depths below them. Things only get creepier when they finally manage to find some of Anna’s colleagues, who happen to have blood pouring from their noses and are acting a tad peculiar.
Unfortunately, what is a visually stunning film – it was filmed on an actual glacier, y’know? – with an interesting premise is often let down by a flat story and the found footage shooting technique at its worst…
For the full review, visit Starburst Magazine.