Cold Prey 3

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Cold Prey 3
Cold Prey 3.jpg
Poster of "Fritt vilt III"
Directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Produced by Martin Sundland
Kristian Sinkerud
Written by Peder Fuglerud
Lars Gudmestad
Starring Ida Marie Bakkerud
Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen
Nils Johnson
Music by Magnus Beite
Cinematography Ari Willey
Edited by Wibecke Rønseth
Release dates
  • October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

Cold Prey 3 (Norwegian: Fritt vilt III) is a 2010 Norwegian slasher film, it is the prequel to the highly successful Cold Prey (Fritt vilt), and Cold Prey 2 (Fritt vilt II).[1] It is directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose and starred Nils Johnson in the leading role.[2]


A group of young friends take a trip into the national park near Jotunheimen. They plan on hiking into the area where an abandoned hotel sits in the mountains; it was the site of several disappearances including a young boy who vanished into thin air. After opting to camp in the woods instead of stay at the old hotel, the friends soon discover there is a hulking killer amongst the woods, and worst of all he may not be alone. In flashback's centers the killer's childhood and youth in the 80s.[3]


  • Ida Marie Bakkerud as Hedda
  • Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen as Anders
  • Pål Stokka as Magne
  • Julie Rusti as Siri
  • Arthur Berning as Simen
  • Sturla Rui as Knut
  • Terje Ranes as Einar
  • Nils Johnson as Jon
  • Hallvard Holmen as Bjørn Brath
  • Trine Wiggen as Magny Brath


Cold Prey 3 is set to be a prequel to the first two movies.[4] It was completely shot in Jotunheimen, Norway.[5]


The film premiered on 15 October 2010 in Norway.[6]


Cold Prey 3 was received negatively; only 16% of audience members sampled by Rotten Tomatoes reacted positively.[7][8] Scott Weinberg of ChillerTV was critical of the third installment of the Cold Prey series, saying, "The good will of the solid original and its amusing sequel has been squandered by laziness."


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