Review: The House

Possibly Norway’s first haunted house movie, The House has many things laid before its feet and picks some of them up. After having directed music videos, shorts, underground cult films and worked as a prop guy on mainstream movies and TV, Reinert Kiil has now “grown up” with his first theatrical directorial feature, the ghost…

Review: Svart Snø

If your teacher gets fired for making violent movies during the weekends, would you not be curious about those movies? Svart Snø is a politically incorrect black comedy that pisses on the establishment, and then some. Set in the days between Christmas and New Years Eve, the story is told in a series of reverse…

Review: Kurt Josef Wagle

Low budget film making is sometimes a creative field, but for some it is a necessity and it doesn’t always hit the target. This movie, from the creators of Dead Snow and Kill Buljo, was probably more fun to make than it is to watch. Following the story structure of Blair Witch Project, Kurt Josef Wagle og…

Review: The Wave

We have had surges of slashers, floods of mythology movies and torrents of indie horrors. Now the scene is set for The wave, but will it drown in competition with Hollywood? Touted as being the first disaster movie to come out of Scandinavia, Roar Uthaug’s The wave splashed its way through Norwegian cinemas with great success…

Review: Ragnarok

In this rare adventure, science and fantasy is crossed and action is mixed with thrills to create an exciting ride for the entire family. From the director of Cold Prey 3 comes this family oriented fantasy adventure, based on an original script by John Kåre Raake. Not a popular franchise, not a previously known game,…

Review: Kung Fury

After years of production and massive internet hype, the Swedish short film Kung Fury finally hit audiences with all its martial arts, Nazis, Vikings, dinosaurs and of course David Hasselhoff. Written and directed by David Sandberg, Kung Fury is the 30-minute sensational over-the-top retro-cheesy 1980s throwback actioner that is an hommage to everything that was…

Review: Hot nasty teen

Nobody quite expected that the last movie to star Brasse Brännström would be a rape-revenge story in which the beloved children’s TV actor played a pimp, trafficking a 15 year old girl for money. When Lars Erik “Brasse” Brännström died unexpectedly in August 2014, parts of the childhood of hundreds of thousands of Swedes died…

Review: Let the right one in

One of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed Nordic horror movies ever is the Swedish Let the right one in, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s book and directed by Tomas Alfredsson. Let the right one in is not just a celebrated and acclaimed film, it is also one of the very few Nordic horror films…

Review: Gisela – Blut und Leder

Norway continues to innovate on the exploitation front, this time with the first fully filled nazisploitation feature, complete with naked goodies and robosoldiers. Granted, Dead Snow parts 1 and 2 had nazis and gore in them, but they were not “nazisploitation” films. That’s why it is still fun to observe exploitation newbies like Norway because…

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…