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…

Hellfjord preview

We are not sure about the actual horror content of the mini-series Hellfjord, but it has been described as “Twin Peaks on acid” and as a horror-comedy. The 7-part mini-series, which was commissioned by Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, premieres tonight on NRK1. Here are the network’s two trailers for the series: NRK promotes the series…

Review: The substitute

A sci-fi horror thriller for 9-12 year old kids, helmed by one of Denmark’s leading genre directors, Ole Bornedal. It seems like you can’t make a movie for children or teens without relating it to their school situation, so when Ole Bornedal, director of the Danish horror hit Night Watch (1994 – and its 1997…

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…

Review: Rare Exports

Forget all you know about Santa Claus. He’s not even a nice guy. According to old legends, the original Santa kidnapped children and boiled them alive. His helpers were not much better. Rare Exports is definitely a different Christmas movie. Maybe Rare Exports (with the subtitle A christmas story) could only have come from Finland,…

Review: The bothersome man

Scandinavian sci-fi films often tend to be, or have to be, metaphorically made because the budgets are so low that they can’t afford all the hardware, elaborate sets and special effects that typical American movies have. But more often than not this turns out to the movie’s advantage, such as with The bothersome man. The…

Iron Sky sneak peek

The Iron Sky team invites everyone to get a sneak peek into the shooting and production of the film, which started today. Anyone who donates one euro or more gets access to early and actual footage in this partially fan-funded movie. Iron Sky, the Finnish-German-Australian science fiction film began shooting today in Frankfurt, Germany. To…