Is The Nest the best?

The producers of Valdemar brings you their latest film The Nest, which you can watch for free right here, right now. No ketchup or red paint was harmed in the making of this shlockbuster! The 26 minute amateur short film was shot over only two days on a budget of about 1000 SEK (110 euros)…

Nordic sci-fi between covers

Documenting a region’s cinematic genre output is laborious but much needed, especially when certain genres need more attention in that region. Learn more about Spektakulärt, the updated book on Nordic science fiction films, TV and shorts, written and edited by Peter Öberg. In 2012, Peter Öberg published Science fiction så in i Norden, a comprehensive book…

The art of Aniara

The hard science fiction feature Aniara is a rare opportunity to see the future as it was envisioned in the 1950s. Rare in the sense that never before has a science fiction poem from Sweden been filmed. Here’s a gallery of alternate posters tested by the designers at Magnolia. Aniara adapts the 1956 poem by…

The Rain 2 preview

Netflix, the global VOD giant, releases The Rain 2 tomorrow. The second season of the Danish post-apocalyptic drama series actually started pre-production before it was commissioned by the distributor. The first season of the first ever original Danish series commissioned by the giant streamer premiered almost exactly a year ago. Tomorrow the second season will…

Aniara preview

Coming to US theatres and on VOD on May 17th is the Swedish feature film Aniara, based on some of the most famous Swedish science fiction ever written. Originally a response to World War 2’s nuclear watershed and the Cold War, the story is still relevant in light of environmental disasters mankind may be facing.…

Polaroid preview

The semi-Norwegian horror feature Polaroid will be released on home video for the first time on May 17th. It’s origins are Norwegian and in spite of a troubled release, the director went on to bigger projects. In 2015, Lars Klevberg directed the 15 minute Norwegian film Polaroid, in which two young girls, both social media…

Updated Nordic sci-fi-pedia

In 2012, Peter Öberg published Science fiction så in i Norden, a comprehensive list of all Nordic science fictions films. Now an updated sequel is here, Spektakulärt. If you want to educate yourself on Nordic science fiction films, there are only a few specialized sources you can turn to. Peter Öberg’s new book Spektakulärt is…

The Shamer’s Daughter 2 preview

Nordic fantasy films that gets a sequel is a rare event, but the Danish Shamer’s Daughter franchise has achieved that with the first sequel now playing in Danish cinemas, and opening in Norway today. Following the success of the original film in 2015 (it sold 225.000 tickets in Denmark alone and was compared to Harry…

Hidden first thoughts

Today the first two episodes of Hidden aired on Viaplay. The series is the latest big budget effort in an improving Scandinavian mainstream fantasy scene. Since only two episodes have aired, we’ll leave a complete review for later, and only look at a few things in the first episodes. “Aired” is not the correct term,…

Hidden preview

The Scandinavian TV & streaming network Viaplay is jumping on the local supernatural / fantasy wagon with Hidden, an urban fantasy drama based on a bestselling novel by Filip Alexanderson. After having been an actor since 2002, Filip Alexanderson published his first novel in 2015, called Förstfödd (First born). In November 2017 it was announced…