The Ash Lad 2 preview

In Norwegian cinemas now, the sequel fantasy blockbuster The Ash Lad 2. Do you know your Norwegian folk tales? Try to spot as many as you can in the film! Following the successfull original big budget mainstream Ash Lad from 2017 (original title; Askeladden), the sequel In Soria Moria Castle see Espen and Kristin embark…

Black Circle preview

Ghostly supernatural horror and Scandinavia’s biggest exploitation star are the key ingredients in Black Circle, a Swedish-Mexican film which goes retro in more than one way. It hits Swedish cinemas today. Black Circle (original title: Svart cirkel) is a story about two sisters and a mysterious vinyl record from the 1970s. When Celeste’s sister Isa…

Review: Border

Nordic mythology is rich, old and popular but has only served as foundation for Nordic fantasy movies to a limited extent. Border is the Swedish arthouse fantasy that takes troll mythology to another level. And that is not surprising, since the book that the film is based on was written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, author…

The Whore to be re-released

Norway’s first proper exploitation film, The Whore, will be re-released in Germany and Norway for its 10th anniversary, and for the first time in a high-def format. Directed in 2009 by underground genre director Reinert Kiil, The Whore was Norway’s first grindhouse exploitation film where it all came toghether; rape, revenge, blood, violence, sex, naked…

The Rain S3 confirmed

The Danish post-apocalyptic teen series The Rain is a success and was recently renewed for a third season. According to Netflix, The Rain is the biggest non-English language Netflix original series to date. Produced by the Danish company Miso Film (Danny’s Doomsday), The Rain has been seen by 30 million viewers across the world, making…

Is The Nest the best?

The producers of Valdemar brings you their latest film The Nest, which you can watch for free right here, right now. No ketchup or red paint was harmed in the making of this shlockbuster! The 26 minute amateur short film was shot over only two days on a budget of about 1000 SEK (110 euros)…

Nordic sci-fi between covers

Documenting a region’s cinematic genre output is laborious but much needed, especially when certain genres need more attention in that region. Learn more about Spektakulärt, the updated book on Nordic science fiction films, TV and shorts, written and edited by Peter Öberg. In 2012, Peter Öberg published Science fiction så in i Norden, a comprehensive book…

The art of Aniara

The hard science fiction feature Aniara is a rare opportunity to see the future as it was envisioned in the 1950s. Rare in the sense that never before has a science fiction poem from Sweden been filmed. Here’s a gallery of alternate posters tested by the designers at Magnolia. Aniara adapts the 1956 poem by…

SVT to map the future

What does the world look like in 100 years from now? Swedish public broadcaster SVT and the Swedish Film Institute have teamed to develop and distribute six short films that suggest how we will live on Earth in 2121. That is also the umbrella title of the series of short films. 2121 will air on…

The Rain 2 preview

Netflix, the global VOD giant, releases The Rain 2 tomorrow. The second season of the Danish post-apocalyptic drama series actually started pre-production before it was commissioned by the distributor. The first season of the first ever original Danish series commissioned by the giant streamer premiered almost exactly a year ago. Tomorrow the second season will…

Aniara preview

Coming to US theatres and on VOD on May 17th is the Swedish feature film Aniara, based on some of the most famous Swedish science fiction ever written. Originally a response to World War 2’s nuclear watershed and the Cold War, the story is still relevant in light of environmental disasters mankind may be facing.…

Polaroid preview

The semi-Norwegian horror feature Polaroid will be released on home video for the first time on May 17th. It’s origins are Norwegian and in spite of a troubled release, the director went on to bigger projects. In 2015, Lars Klevberg directed the 15 minute Norwegian film Polaroid, in which two young girls, both social media…

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.…