The "Mountain Man" is the slasher and central antagonist of the 2006 Norwegian Horror/Slasher movie Cold Prey and its 2 sequels. He is a large man who lives in the mountains and is dressed in white mountain hiking gear.



The Mountain Man was a child born with a birthmark covering one of his eyes. For four hours after his birth, he was considered stillborn, with a death certificate even being made for him. When he suddenly started breathing, he didn’t even cry, he just lay silently. He lived with his parents, who owned and ran a hotel high in the mountains. His father, Gunnar often abused him (most likely because of his deformity) and didn’t even consider him his son. The boy’s mother, Sigrid showed great affection towards her son but did not attempt to stop the abuse caused by her husband. One day, Gunnar decided to get rid of his son and chased him into a ditch in the snow before he started to bury him alive. Sigrid just cried beside her husband as he attempted to kill their child. Several days later, after they had reported their son missing, both parents were murdered by the boy in revenge, he first stabbed Sigrid repeatedly in the stomach as she attempted to embrace him and then stabbed his father in the back of the neck after he leaned down next to his wife’s body. After their deaths, the boy wandered around in the cold until he was taken in by a hermit named Jon, whose brother Einar was a police officer. Jon helped the boy cover up the murders by getting rid of the bodies and hiding him from the police.

Cold Prey

He managed to find an abandoned hotel and stayed there where from where he would watch his potential victims. Five unlucky traveler Eirik; the oldest, who has a mature sense of duty; Jannicke, Eirik's strong-willed girlfriend; Mikal, the 'cool' guy of the group; Ingunn, Mikal's girlfriend who's not too sure of herself; and Morten Tobias, the jokester and entertainer of the group are found by him after Tobias breaks his leg when skying and search refuge on the abandoned hotel inhabited by the killer. Eventually they are stalked and killed one by one, eventually the only survivor was Jannicke who was playing dead while watching the killer disposing the bodies of his friends on deep fissure on the ice, Jannicke then engaged on a fight with the mountain man and stabbed him with his own pickaxe and dropping him on the fissure.

Cold Prey 2

Afterwards Jannicke was found by a man named Ole who brings her to a hospital, where she told her story to the police, this results on they found the bodies of her friend as well as the mountain man, although they found a much higher number of victims frozen on the ice. Suddenly the mountain man shows signs of life and doctors successfully resuscitate him, much to the horror of Jannicke. Then he goes on a killing spree on the hospital, killing a guard, a doctor and police officers who were attempting to stop him. Then Jannicke managed to find the abandoned hotel and again engaged in a fight with the killer, being nearly killed she was saved by Camilla who shot the mountain man with a shotgun that was used by Ole. Then after defeating the killer, Jannicke fired a shotgun blast to his head to make sure he dies this time.