Johanna Morck (Trollhunter, not to be confused with the very lovely and talented Jon Mack-actress and lead singer of my favorite band, Auradrone) plays a very sweet and clean-cut nurse. She develops a relationship with a really clean-cut blonde policeman. The two are so sweet together, we all just sigh and say "Awwwwww." This is a slasher movie, and each one of them then dies a gruesome death....oh well! When the maniac shows signs of life, the hospital staff resuscitates him. When Jannicke tries to stop them, she is sedated by Nurse Audhild (Morck). Now resuscitated, the maniac makes ground beef of the hospital staff, and the responding cops. Jannicke then mobilizes with makeshift hospital weapons and sets out, joined by Camilla, to save the helpless patients and kill the Jason-like figure. Unlike the frail Laurie Strode in H2, Jannicke is peeved off about being sedated and takes measures to un-sedate herself....what a gal!
The ending is horrific and extremely suspenseful. Where John Carpenter failed to make the hospital corridors menacing in H2, Mats Stenberg is able to make his corridors ominous and ooze horror. With the extinction of strong male heroes in film over the past 20 years, Jannicke delivers inspiration for today's women to refuse to be victimized. Strength and smarts will defeat evil...male or female...a terrific message.