Warming up to Christmas

In a few days, the Nordic public broadcasters unleash some of their biggest efforts throughout the year; the Christmas Calendars, aimed mostly at children and airing every day from December 1st to 24th. The Nordic region has a long tradition of Christmas countdown TV drama for children, so-called Christmas calendars, which are the TV equivalent of…

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…

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…

Dino-nazies in the sky?

A story outline for Iron Sky 2 has been posted on a film financing website, where the film is described as “Iron Sky meets Jurassic Park meets Indiana Jones“. The Finns are crazy! We previously reported on all the known facts and plans for the sequel to the 2012 Finnish hit movie, and there were…

Iron Sky sequel in the works

You have heard about a sequel to Iron Sky, but the plot outline has been kept secret until now, and to go with it we have collected all the facts and statements we could find about the next Finnish Nazi sci-fi spoof in one place! Not surprisingly, the indie hit Iron Sky will get a…

Jade Warrior stills

In old times, the few who could write did not write “stories” or “books”, they wrote what we would call poems or verses, like the Finnish Kalevala. Today we make movies and digital images. Enjoy these stills from the Finnish-Chinese martial arts fantasy, Jade Warrior which is based on the medieval Kalevala poem from Finland.

Review: Jade Warrior

Sometimes the most interesting movies come from the most unlikely and surprising teams. Jade Warrior is a Finnish-Chinese production that mixes an old Finnish poem with Chinese martial arts fantasy. In old times, the few who could write did not write “stories” or “books”, they wrote what we would call poems or verses. Beowulf is…

Review: Sauna

Finland is not known for a great number of things, but their sauna – hot steam baths – is an international icon and therefore not surprisingly the theme of the historical horror film, Sauna. Set in the year 1595 on the soon-to-be border between Russia and Finland, a group of lower government officials are mapping…

The CGI of Iron Sky

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola with CG supervised by Samuli Torssonen. The film is created in the wake of the cult series Star Wreck which parodies a litle US series of a similar name. By Paul Hellard After the completion of the zero budget Star Wreck parody series…

Review: Iron Sky

Finland’s space Nazis are finally here to show us what they are good for. But can the fact that they eat a lot of sauerkraut be a good sign? One of the most anticipated non-Hollywood genre films of the last few years is Iron Sky, a science fiction comedy that has been in development since…

Win Iron Sky tickets

The Nazis are back! Having hidden on the dark side of the moon since the end of World War 2, power-hungry Nazis are once again back on Earth, trying to rule the rest of us. You can now witness their invasion by winning tickets to see Iron Sky in theatres. Having been in planning and…

Review: Body of water

An old legend, hostile locals, a young urban woman, and a dad with something to hide are the ingredients in this Finnish fantasy-thriller. A young urban lawyer, Julia, travels to her parents’ home village in order to assist an energy company in their exploitation of the area. Not surprisingly, the locals are not interested, and…

Iron Sky poster and trailer

The first official theatrical release poster for the Finnish-German-Australian sci-fi comedy Iron Sky has been released. And the film has a release date too! Iron Sky is a science fiction black comedy, where the Nazis, who fled to the Moon in 1945, return to reclaim the Earth in 2018. The film has a budget of…