Play with the Zombiejäger

Very few Swedish cult films, if any at all, have been transformed into games, let alone physical board games. What may be a first is the Die Zombiejäger game, based on the 2005 low budget zombie film of the same name.  Possibly Sweden’s first zombie movie, Die Zombiejäger (2005) shows us what could happen if Gothenburg was…

Updated Nordic sci-fi-pedia

In 2012, Peter Öberg published Science fiction så in i Norden, a comprehensive list of all Nordic science fictions films. Now an updated sequel is here, Spektakulärt. If you want to educate yourself on Nordic science fiction films, there are only a few specialized sources you can turn to. Peter Öberg’s new book Spektakulärt is…

Watch Mystery Box now

From the creators of Wither and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich comes Myster Box, a horror short that you now can watch for free on Youtube. Having made the rounds on various film festivals last year, Mystery Box was released for free viewing on April 10th by way of the production company, Stockholm Syndrome Film.…

The Shamer’s Daughter 2 preview

Nordic fantasy films that gets a sequel is a rare event, but the Danish Shamer’s Daughter franchise has achieved that with the first sequel now playing in Danish cinemas, and opening in Norway today. Following the success of the original film in 2015 (it sold 225.000 tickets in Denmark alone and was compared to Harry…

Operation Ragnarok on DVD soon

Last year’s Swedish monsters-on-the-loose feature film Operation Ragnarok hits DVD in about two weeks. Formerly known as Zone 261, Fredrik Hiller’s Operation Ragnarok (Swedish title: Operation Ragnarök) was met with mostly bad reviews when it was released in theatres a few months ago, but was predicted by many reviewers to have cult potential and will…

Watch Island of Lucifer online

Was there a real Satan cult on the Danish island Anholt? Find out in the dockumentary/mockumentary The Island Of Lucifer which can be watched online from Vimeo now. Did you fail to get the limited edition DVD of The Island Of Lucifer (original title: Satankulten på Anholt)? Fear not, or rather, have fear when you…

Scare us more, Sweden

A couple of weeks ago, on January 28th, the Swedish national film award Guldbaggen was given to the best Swedish films of 2018. Even though one of the most critically acclaimed films last year was a genre film, another genre film caused a small stir in the Swedish pop culture debate, simply for its nomination.…

Hidden first thoughts

Today the first two episodes of Hidden aired on Viaplay. The series is the latest big budget effort in an improving Scandinavian mainstream fantasy scene. Since only two episodes have aired, we’ll leave a complete review for later, and only look at a few things in the first episodes. “Aired” is not the correct term,…

Hidden preview

The Scandinavian TV & streaming network Viaplay is jumping on the local supernatural / fantasy wagon with Hidden, an urban fantasy drama based on a bestselling novel by Filip Alexanderson. After having been an actor since 2002, Filip Alexanderson published his first novel in 2015, called Förstfödd (First born). In November 2017 it was announced…

Watch Valdemar for free

In addition to professional, theatrically released features and independent low budget films, Scandinavia has its fair share of zero-budget amateur films. One of them is Valdemar, the Viking-influenced horror short you are welcome watch right here, right now. Valdemar is the 37-minute Swedish horror short released in 2017 and directed by Krister Twizz Forsberg, Erik Hansson…

Operation Ragnarok preview

A submarine born virus, a quarantined city and infected monsters are the key ingredients of Operation Ragnarok, which opened yesterday in Swedish cinemas, after an exceptionally long production period. Formerly known as Zone 261, writer-director Fredrik Hiller’s Operation Ragnarok (original title: Operation Ragnarök) will be the last Swedish horror/fantasy film to premiere in 2018, which…

Finale preview 2

Today is launch day for the new Danish feature film Finale, that was to be Denmark’s first theatrical torture porn film. Based on the award winning book by Steen Langstrup. We first reported on the film in 2015 when it was scheduled to open in theatres in October 2016, but it’s not until today that the…

Recent and upcoming DVD releases

Halloween and the weeks leading up to Christmas is the right time for genre movies to be released on home video. People are in the mood for horror, the nights are getting darker and if you’re the cool uncle you need to place scary films under the Christmas tree. This autumn several Scandinavian films arrive…

Watch Insane for free

The Swedish direct-to-video slasher Insane was released on DVD on October 31, 2010 – Halloween night – but is currently being distributed on Youtube, and is free to watch for anyone. What is quite amazing for a Swedish horror film is it’s viewing numbers! In the 1990s, director Anders Jacobsson made one of the most culty of…

Whispers from the grave preview

Black magic is not the most common theme in Nordic horror or fantasy, so thankfully it is a theme in the upcoming Danish horror-comedy Whispers from the grave. Written and directed by Sohail A. Hassan and produced by Jannick Raunow, Whispers from the grave (original title: Lad de døde hvile, meaning “Let the dead rest”) has…