Frostbite (15)

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Apparently the first-ever Swedish vampire movie, Frostbite doesn't add much to the aged genre other than its setting: Lapland and the Polar Night, when the sun doesn't come out for a month which, of course, gives vampires plenty of time to play.

This isn't a good film. Its story is a muddle that jumps from Second World War soldiers encountering monsters in the woods, to modern-day teen vampires and a mad geneticist in a creepy hospital, none of it gelling and none of the characters staying around long enough to earn our interest.

That said, its chaos is oddly endearing. And when the Goth teen vampire is pierced through the heart with a Christmas garden gnome, you've got to laugh.