Cold Prey was is one of the better And Then There Were None-style slasher movies I'd seen in a while when I watched it last year. It's a solid, well made movie about a group of skiers who end up at an abandoned hotel for the night after one of them breaks his leg. The hotel is actually inhabited by a crazed psychopath (listed in the credits of the second movie as "The Mountain Man") whose parents used to own the hotel. Obviously people get killed until there is only one left standing. The final girl then kills the Mountain Man and lives. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings follows the plot almost exactly.
Cold Prey 2 picks up exactly where the first one left off, much like Halloween II. Actually, this movie is a lot like Halloween II. Jannicke, the final girl from the first film, and The Mountain Man are both brought to the same hospital. He miraculously survives being pickaxed in the chest and left for dead in the freezing snow for hours. Once he awakens, he kills everyone in his quest to finish the job. Like Michael Myers, the Mountain Man goes from being just a regular person to a super human who can withstand seemingly anything.
There are some genuinely scary moments in the movie, but I don't want to spoil those for you. Suffice it to say that there are some good scenes set in the hospital's morgue. But those moments are far outweighed by the fact that the characters act in such stupid ways that you want to scream at them.
There are multiple occasions on which the killer could have been easily stopped by shooting him just one more time in the head, but the characters consistently don't do that, even though it's the rational thing that anyone would do. I can accept going into a dark hallway or room even though every logical person would high tail it out of there, but the fact that the characters act so often in ways that are against their own interest takes me out of the movie quite a bit.
The kills in the movie are few and far between and many of them are surprisingly bloodless, but they are visceral and satisfying in an odd way. The main character carries a pickaxe as his weapon, so there are plenty of people being axed to death.
I wasn't blown away by Cold Prey 2, but it was better than most horror sequels. It was good enough that I'm still interested in seeing the third movie, which is apparently a prequel. But then again, I sat through all of the Wrong Turn and Leprechaun movies, so what the hell do I know...