As a lover of found footage, I found this to be one of the most dull and uneventful ones. The 'monster', was pretty obviously a guy in a cheap werewolf costume. Pretty disappointing! Very surprised at the high ratings.
Reviewed by jjgurd7 / 10 / 10
Started well then descended into nonsense
I really liked the style and pace until the film rolled out the cliches, like people wandering off in the dark in the woods when there's a viscous predator loose.
To cap it all off the cameraman begs his wife to cut off his injured foot to save his leg but when she removes his sock, it's not even bruised! That's when I realised the film had lost the plot, figuratively and literally.
Reviewed by t-rexx-568-1968257 / 10 / 10
Not a great movie, but not worse than most either!
I find most other evaluations on this site unfairly bad. Granted, "Cold Ground" is not breaking any new grounds. Nothing original in it. Actors are average, filming is just OK, picture quality is voluntarily made bad, the plot has its share of loose dead-ends and unchartered paths...
But overall, I found it quite pleasant to watch. Why? For the setting, first and foremost. Coldness seems to creep out of the movie and get directly in the viewer's body. Also, it's entirely shot in nature. No CGI, no studio, just genuine snow, mountains, caves... Then, the suspense and its lot of jump scares kind of worked for me, for once... Also, characters were fairly well crafted altogether, quite a feat in itself, considering that they speak so rarely.
So, all in all, it wasn't that bad. I must say I wasn't expecting anything from the movie to start with and I have noticed that, most of the time, with no forward expectations, good surprises are more likely to come around the corner... I guess it was the case for me here.