Manhunt (3 stars)


(18) 80min (Metrodome DVD rental/retail)


Europe is the best place for horror at the moment with Spain (The Orphanage, [Rec]), France (Frontier(s), Martyrs) and Sweden (Let the Right One In) producing some of the most startling, original and terrifying films of recent years. With Manhunt and Cold Prey, Norway is throwing its hat into the ring, this time cribbing from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deliverance and Wrong Turn as a quartet of young backpackers are hunted down by rednecks. The gore is harsh and realistic as the protagonists abandon their principles to fight tooth and claw for survival in this slick and brutal slasher. Minimal extras.