Dead Bait preview

Dead Bait, a short film about voyeurism and naked skin, is the next project from the director of Hypnagogia and The thrill of a kill. Filmed on a budget of a few hundred euros, director Lars-Erik Lie initiated Dead Bait as a summer project to avoid spending the long Norwegian summer days on the sofa.…

Kill Buljo 2 preview

A parody of Kill Bill and a no holds barred beer comedy, Kill Buljo was a big independent hit in Norway. Now the sequel Kill Buljo 2 is here, being hotter and bloodier as Jompa travels to Thailand. The more lucky and stupid than dreaded Jompa Tormann is back, more than five years after the…

Dyke Hard preview

Sweden has been a sexually open country for some time, so it’s maybe not surprising that the Swedes will be releasing the lesbian exploitation musical Dyke Hard on the world. Dyke Hard is a feature length independent movie currently being produced in Sweden by a group of “film nerds in love with trash”. The movie…

Inside the whore artwork

During the shooting of the sequel Inside the Whore a lot of mysterious things happened on the set. This is the story that SHOULD have been told… The poster and possibly DVD artwork for the Norwegian exploitation film Inside the Whore has been revealred. The press release goes as follows: “The film is scheduled for…

The thrill of directing sleaze

The thrill of a kill is not Norway’s first sleazy exploitation film, but it may be the first Nordic horror film with a jolly hillbilly butcher. Taking a break from the vast forests of Trysil to talk to his horror friends on the internet, director Lars Erik Lie explains why, how, where and with whom…

Review: The whore

Rape. Revenge. Blood. Violence. Sex. Naked ladies. Mutilation. Things you can occasionally find in Norwegian movies, but never all these things in the same film! Until The whore, that is, Norway’s first grindhouse exploitation film ever. It took until the year 2009 for Norway to produce its first official exploitation film. Perhaps there were no-budget…

Review: Inside the whore

The sequel to Norway’s first exploitation film offers a new twist on the genre. And, not only is it a mockumentary about the shooting of a horror film, it is also mocking the Norwegian film establishment. The whore (2009) became a worldwide cult hit and inspired director Reinert Kiil to device a sequel in what…

The maker of the whores

One of the shortest chapters in the book about grindhouse movies is the chapter about Norway. And it probably only have two entries; The Whore and its yet unreleased sequel, Inside the whore, both directed by Reinert Kiil. Meet the set designer turned exploitation director in this interview. Norway is so far removed from cool…

Review: Swedish Sensationfilms

Most countries have an underground film scene, a B-movie circuit and amateur/trash filmmakers. But few countries are mostly known for these “artistic” efforts. Ask anyone in the world outside Scandinavia what they associate with Sweden, and it will be meatballs, Ikea and bikini blondes. The latter is closely linked to a type of films that…

More of the whore (previews)

Reinert Kiil’s sequel to The whore is scheduled to come out this year – it will be Norway’s second hardcore grindhouse film after the original film came out in 2009. Here are some more stills and art from Inside the whore. The film stars Dagrun Anholt, Isabel Vibe (seen in The whore), Kim Sønderholm, Viktoria…

Book: Swedish sensationfilms

A book has been written, and published this month, on the exotic subject of Swedish cult films. The Japanese have samurai films, the Italians have giallo, but the Swedes have… “sensation films”! The 320 page trade paperback Swedish sensationfilms has been written by Daniel Ekeroth and covers Swedish cult and exploitation films made between the…

Inside The Whore preview

The first grindhouse exploitation film to be made in Norway, The Whore from 2009, was released on DVD earlier this year,  and already now the sequel has been shot. Director Reinert Kiil promises to not hold anything back. While The Whore (Hora in its original language) was met with critical coldness in Norway, DVD sales…

Review: Black Blooded Brides of Satan

Rape, snuff movies, black metal, devil worshippers, drug abuse and corrupted priests are some of the ingredients in Finland’s first foray into Satan horror. Black Blooded Brides of Satan is part social commentary, part splatterfest, and part exploitation. The story in Black Blooded Brides of Satan is a bit episodic and fragmented, but deals with…