Quick fall 2015 overview

Not sure what to wait for? Too long between premieres? Forgotten that Scandinavia actually has some genre movies? Here’s a quick overview of what to expect this fall. This list is not necessarily complete, as new premieres can still be added over the next few weeks and months, but it does give you a fairly good overview…

Horror in Copenhagen

Want to watch recent Scandinavian horror cinema and meet the directors? If you are in Denmark this fall, that can be arranged. Huset (literally The House) in Copenhagen is a large culture and arts centre which hosts around 1400 events each year, on 10 different stages. One of these events is Recent Nordic Cinema, a…

The Shamer’s Daughter preview

Local big budget fantasy adaptions are slowly making its way into Nordic cinemas; The Shamer’s Daughter has done well in Denmark and is opening in two days in Norway. Following the Norwegian Journey to the Christmas Star remake in 2012, the 6.7 million euro Danish fantasy film The Shamer’s Daughter is the next big budget…

Movie Battle winners

On April 20th, the annual Movie Battle was held in Copenhagen, as part of the CPH PIX film festival. The theme for the short films this year was “slasher”. Founded by film director Shaky Gonzaléz in 2004, the Movie Battle is CPH PIX’s section where Denmark’s underground film making scene tests their muscles in genre…

MOF wants you!

The Swedish film festival Monsters of Film invites all genre film makers to submit their films for possible screening at the festival. For the fourth consequtive year, the horror, sci-fi and fantasy film festival Monsters of Film in Stockholm, Sweden will delight genre audiences with film screenings, meetings, panels, workshops and business events. A new…

Dyke Hard out soon

Between the thousand cop films and 734 relationship dramas in Sweden, Dyke Hard is the sexploitation horror trash musical you never expected from the country that takes pride in “lagom”, the unique Swedish word for “just about enough”. NordicFantasy has been following this movie for 18 months now, and now finally there is a release…

Dark Woods relaunched

In a rare move, Norway’s first real horror film, Dark Woods, is being relaunched on all relevant formats, to warm up for the sequel that is coming later this year. It says something about a country that their first mainstream horror movie came out as late as in 2003. Dark Woods (original title; Villmark) was…

Utburd in theatres

Finally in cinemas, Utburd is Norway’s first feature to be produced by university students and released in theatres like a regular movie. The film, based on myths about children left in the woods to die, will be screened in 16 cities starting tomrrow. We previously wrote about the film, which was made by nine film…

Dead Snow 2 in the US

Tommy Wirkola’s splatter fest Dead Snow 2 is opening in the US next month. The politically incorrect nazi-zombie-feelgood sequel is almost universally acclaimed as an improvement over the original film. When Dead Snow released its blood-soaked Nazis on Norwegians and the world in 2009, nobody quite knew what to expect. Scandinavia had not yet produced…

The darkness of Heartless

Since when was it a good idea to produce and broadcast TV series that does not solve the key mystery at the end? Cliffhangers work only if there is a continuation. As I write this, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK has just finished showing the Danish supernatural TV series Heartless. Its Danish world premiere only a…

Troll Hunter on US disc next week

The Norwegian mockumentary sensation Troll Hunter makes it to home video in the US next week. It has been out on DVD in Norway since February, but now all Americans will be treated to the film that proves that trolls exist. The film, which can be described as a mix of Ghostbusters and Blair Witch…

Two Swedish DVDebuts in May

The Swedish horror film label Dark Entertainment is releasing two local movies this month; Död vid Ankomst and Syner, both with extensive bonus features. Död vid Ankomst (meaning “dead on arrival”) is out now and is a brutal actionpacked thriller where David and his Maria are captured, tortured and left for dead. David survives and…

Shops that carry Nordic movies

If you have managed to acquire a taste for Nordic movies and live outside the region, getting them on DVD or BluRay can be a challenge. Here Nordic Fantasy has listed a number of online shops that might help you. While not all online retailers located in the Nordic countries ship worldwide, why not hook…

Cold Prey 3 on video now

Today the third chapter of the Cold Prey saga was released on DVD and BluRay in Norway. The three movies are also coming out as a collected set in boxes. Although the two first Cold Prey movies have been released as both DVDs and BluRays before, all three movies are from today available as boxed…

Evil Ed and Insane special editions

Director Anders Jacobsson is currently working on several projects, among them expanded versions of the cult-classic horror comedy Evil Ed and this year’s Insane. Nordic Fantasy spoke to director Anders Jacobsson who informed us that two movies are undergoing expansion treatment right now; first is the 3-disc version of Insane, which originally was released in…