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…

Bergman meets Ash

When you think of Sweden, you may think of Ingmar Bergman. The auteur director who elevated film from entertainment to art. From now on, when you think of Ingmar Bergman, you may have to think about… Evil Dead! Currently in production is the Swedish low budget amateur movie Root of darkness (original title; Roten av…

The American whore

The whore was Norway’s first grindhouse exploitation film ever. Now it is making its way to American DVD players for the first time, and you’re getting the sequel as an extra. It took until the year 2009 for Norway to produce its first official exploitation film. Perhaps there were no-budget short underground films in the…

SFI supports horror shorts

The Swedish Film Institute has launched a new programme for creative horror shorts produced by established or fledgling film makers. Dubbed It’s Alive!, the programme will co-fund a maximum of five shorts in its first year. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. SFI – the national film funding body in Sweden – will…

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…

The Wave on disc now

This year’s genre blockbuster in Norway, The Wave, is now on DVD, in time for Christmas stockings everywhere. At least if you order it from Norway or Denmark, as The Wave so far has only been released there. Roar Uthaug’s 4th feature film became a hit, pulling in 825.000 ticket holders to seats across the…

American thrills of kills

One of Norway’s most gory films to date, The thrill of a kill, arrives on video in the US for the first time in January. This will be the third country of release for the low budget horror film. Four years after it’s Norwegian home video release, The thrill of a kill finally makes it…

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…

The Christmas King preview

Right in time for Christmas comes The Christmas King: In Full Armor, a feature film sequel to the 2012 TV drama The Christmas King. Norway has a long tradition of Christmas countdown TV drama for children, so-called Christmas calendars, which are the TV equivalent of the daily opening of a tiny present or a candy…

Finale preview

Denmark’s first theatrical torture porn movie is heading for cinemas next year. Finale is based on a book and will not skimp on the crimson stuff! Based on Danish author Steen Langstrup’s novel Alt det hun ville ønske hun ikke forstod (meaning “everything she whished she didn’t know) from 2011, the upcoming feature film Finale is…