Quick fall 2015 overview

Not sure what to wait for? Too long between premieres? Forgotten that Scandinavia actually has some genre movies? Here’s a quick overview of what to expect this fall. This list is not necessarily complete, as new premieres can still be added over the next few weeks and months, but it does give you a fairly good overview…

Horror in Copenhagen

Want to watch recent Scandinavian horror cinema and meet the directors? If you are in Denmark this fall, that can be arranged. Huset (literally The House) in Copenhagen is a large culture and arts centre which hosts around 1400 events each year, on 10 different stages. One of these events is Recent Nordic Cinema, a…

Escaping the Dead preview

Scheduled to be released to coincide with Halloween, Escaping the Dead is a Danish horror indie that takes a definitive anti-drug position. The low budget zombie film, which has been in production since 2012, starts during a typical day for the lead character, David. He is a marijuana pusher, but he is the kind of…

Doula first look

Not all midwives want to provide life, they say. At least they say so in the forthcoming Danish movie Doula, now in production. Written and directed by Kenneth L. Truelsen, the supernatural grindhouse horror tale Doula takes place in a secluded redneck community, where the inhabitants deal with the ghost of their local midwife, who prevents new…

The Shamer’s Daughter preview

Local big budget fantasy adaptions are slowly making its way into Nordic cinemas; The Shamer’s Daughter has done well in Denmark and is opening in two days in Norway. Following the Norwegian Journey to the Christmas Star remake in 2012, the 6.7 million euro Danish fantasy film The Shamer’s Daughter is the next big budget…

Review: Nightwatch

If Scandinavian horror movies are rare, Danish horror films are even rarer. Fortunately for Denmark, one of the most iconic horror films from the entire region is Danish; Ole Bornedal’s Nightwatch. Starring some of Denmark’s finest young actors of the time, Nightwatch (called Nattevagten in Danish) did not have much competition when it came out…

Grotesk preview

Finally available to the public is the Danish sci-fi / gore movie Grotesk, a movie which claims it is Denmark’s answer to Plan nine from outer space. Having been in production since (at least) 2012, Grotesk is now available on DVD from Another World Entertainment, after having premiered at the Bloody Weekend festival in Copenhagen…

Outburst trailer

Soon to be released in Denmark is Outburst, a horror-splatter short about zombies and a girl with no name. Arriving later this year is the Danish splatter-horror short Udbrud / Outburst, which refers to a mysterious plague that creates hordes of zombies. The story takes place in a world on the virge of breakdown. A…

68 upcoming horror movies

The world’s biggest overview of upcoming Nordic horror and exploitation movies! No less that 68 films and videos, with trailers, teaser art, posters and links. This list includes short films, TV projects, DTV productions, big budget features, web video and low budget indies. In other words, everything related to moving images from the Nordic horror…

Danny’s doomsday preview

Premiering today in Denmark is Danny’s doomsday, a family horror film about climate change, invasions and relations. Aimed at families and young teenagers, and premiering today in theatres all over Denmark, Danny’s doomsday is a big budget (in Danish terms) movie set in the horror or horror-fantasy thriller genre. Produced by Miso Film and directed…

Heartless continues

In spite of lackluster viewing numbers and a reluctant broadcaster, the Danish supernatural series Heartless will continue, and hopefully round off in good fashion. While penned by many reviewers and abandoned by viewers, the most surprising part about the 5-part TV drama was that the first season ended on a cliffhanger, and nothing suggested the…

Review: Heartless

Heartless is the first genre drama for teens produced for the Danish TV channel Kanal 5, and as such also their first original drama production ever. The supernatural series deals with anxiety and identification and other common teen themes. Set at an oldfashioned boarding school where girls were only allowed to study in recent years,…

Horror next for Lars

Danish auteur Lars von Trier is writing the script for a horror movie set in Detroit. The man who gave us such crazy genre entries as The kingdom, Antichrist and Melancholia is set to handle horror in his next movie, which is currently trying to find funding. However, von Trier will not direct; that job…

Heartless preview

The Danish TV channel Kanal 5 is currently airing Heartless, a new supernatural teen drama that has been met with international interest. Two years ago, Kanal 5 devised a new drama series that jumped on the vampire bandwagon, as True Blood and Twilight were the hottest franchises in mainstream horror. It seemed natural to want…