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|09.24.06||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2006|
Frostbite is a Swedish vampire movie that takes place during a month-long stretch of darkness in a small snowy town. It looks really good for its budget, has a pretty funny script, and is executed pretty well. I think if it was in English it would actually make money here in the states. It has a bit of a Buffy vibe going on with highschool students vamping out and stuff... my favorite scene involves a guy who's slowly taking on the symptoms going over to his girlfriend's parent's house for dinner... to find that her dad's a priest... and they're having garlic-braised chicken for dinner... he ends up taking more interest in the younger sister's pet rabbit instead.
There are some problems though. The editing is a bit rough, overly relying on awkward wipes and fades to black too much, which makes the ending come out of nowhere. And one of the lead actresses kind of came off as bad to me, and some of the stuff gets pretty formulaic for a movie which seems all too aware of how much it's playing with the genre. Still though, good is great at this festival right now... I got some enjoyment out of the movie and i walked away liking it.