"I can't help thinking the reviews have all been a little harsh. While this film did have a lot of similarities to Carpenter's film, I thought it also tied in quite nicely and works well as a prequel. Of course you could argue that what happened to the Norwegian camp is best left to the audience's imagination but for those who want to pick at the scab, this film is for you. I agree that this film is a little too hack-and-slash though. Perhaps it would have benefited from a few more tension building scenes (as with Carpenter's film). Another small criticism is that the characters are paper thin and forgettable when compared to Carpenter's film (and even those characters were hardly well drawn). On the plus side, I thought the film was disgusting enough and shot in a similar enough style to sit beside the 80s one without it being completely obvious that there has been 25 years between the two films."