Directed by Taneli Mustonen
Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire story passed from generation to generation. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute. As night falls, it turns out that not all of them are there to play. Tonight… it’s girls against boys. Let the killing games begin.
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★★★½ review by Marianna Neal on Letterboxd
A surprisingly solid slasher! Loved the setting and the filming style, the acting is good as well, and I have to give Lake Bodom credit for trying to put an interesting spin on slasher tropes. That being said, the last act of the film feels rushed (the movie is only 1hr 25min), and doesn't really get enough room to have an impact. I don't want to get into spoilers, but some of the twists and turns in this film work while others seem like a stretch. Still, if you're a horror fan and are looking for a well-made summer slasher, I would recommend checking this one out.
★★★★ review by Chris Genro on Letterboxd
A stylish and really well shot slasher/thriller from Finland that has some really incredible moments. The thing that hurts it somewhat is (I'm being vague here) the constant shifts in the story which makes it difficult to engage with our protagonists. The first two acts I was really not that impressed with the film but when we hit that final act that's when things really get going and it really redeemed it for me. There's definitely some of the classic slasher cliches being used here but I think it changes things up enough to really stand out from the crowd. 4/5 stars.
★★★★ review by James Peter Cox on Letterboxd
Now thats its streaming on Shudder, hopefully this teens in the woods,( non-cabin) smarter than your average slasher will find an audience!!!
★★★★½ review by Katie on Letterboxd
This was so strong.
★★★½ review by HuberDG1189 on Letterboxd
An atmospheric and smarter-than-average slasher with hardly any campiness at all, set in the deep, dark Finnish woods.
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