The xstream stream

The latest addition to the Nordic horror scene is Xstream, the SVOD service that specializes in horror films. -Horror never goes out of style, the company says. The Nordic region’s first horror film (subscription) on-demand video service launched a few days ago. Based in Sweden and available only to Nordic customers, Xstream uses the technology…

Sarah slashes sickos

From the land that practically created the rape-revenge film genre comes Sargad, which is also Sweden’s newest horror film. Producer-writer-actor Sarah Giercksky explains the film’s background and its relation to #MeToo. Probably for as long as there have been men and women on this planet, disturbed minds have abused the innocent, and it was often the men…

Everywhen explained

They are too young to vote, drive cars or smoke, but they are allowed to shut down Oslo, handle firearms and command 100 extras – when directing science fiction films! The dynamic duo Jarand Breian Herdal (writer/director) and Jens Peder Hertzberg (director of photography and editor) has just launched Everywhen everywhere, at least everywhere in…

Location: Christmas Star

In spite of being a Norwegian movie, Journey to the Christmas Star (now in cinemas) was filmed almost entirely in the Czech Republic in central Europe. The small country has become an attractive venue for foreign film productions, due to the low cost of labour and skilled crews. Earlier this year, Czech crews assisted Norwegian…

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…

MARiannE

From the outskirts of Sweden, and from the outskirts of sanity, comes director-writer Filip Tegstedt’s feature debut, Marianne, a nightmare-chiller that mixes bad dreams and guilt with Nordic folklore. We have mentioned Marianne before and now finally, on April 11th, the film will be making its first wide release, on retail and rental DVD in…

A tale of a tail – Thale explained

A tale of a tail hanging on Thale. Meet the Norwegian hulder, the forest creature in Thale, by way of director Aleksander Nordaas in this interview exclusive to Nordic Fantasy. Norwegian fantasy films can probably be counted on the hand of a lumberjack who experienced a chainsaw accident and lost a few fingers, but now…

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…

Behind the scenes of Tuddal

A cabin in the woods, urban youth on holiday, a local redneck driller killer… That’s Tuddal for you, the Norwegian zero budget torture slasher that was as much a learning experience as it was a film project. Meet the minds behind Tuddal in this exclusive interview. Tuddal is a slasher, splatter and serial killer film…

Julie Ege on Seven Golden Vampires

Cult movies. What Quentin Tarantino was brought up on, and what many actors got their breaks in. Some even made entire careers out of them, such as Peter Cushing who starred in Legend of the seven golden vampires among many other movies. Get acquainted with that movie here, with a little help from co-star Julie…