Operation Ragnarok preview

A submarine born virus, a quarantined city and infected monsters are the key ingredients of Operation Ragnarok, which opened yesterday in Swedish cinemas, after an exceptionally long production period. Formerly known as Zone 261, writer-director Fredrik Hiller’s Operation Ragnarok (original title: Operation Ragnarök) will be the last Swedish horror/fantasy film to premiere in 2018, which…

Review: Psalm 21

Fredrik Hiller’s horror-chiller Psalm 21 offers some great visuals but also plenty of traditional themes from the “evil religion” subgenre. Religion and faith must be a good starting point for horror movies; everyone has a relationship to it or an opinion, and there’s Hell for some juicy inspiration and effects. In Psalm 21, director Fredrik…

Psalm 21 preview

Opening this weekend in Sweden was Psalm 21, a psychological horror-thriller directed by actor Fredrik Hiller. Many horror films’ starting point is religion, and this film deals directly with the director’s own religious experiences. Psalm 21 opened November 5 in theatres in Sweden, and is about Henrik, a priest, who has been plagued by nightmares…