Stompa’s ghosts

Twice each day, Hollywood producers are accused of having no imagination and threading the water with countless sequels and remakes. That trend is slightly less strong in the Nordic region, and has now reached a popular 1950s franchise; Stompa. But why is Stompa a topic in these pages? Most Norwegians of a certain age know…

The House on disc soon

Reinert Kiil’s nazi-ghost thriller The House makes its way to disc on July 11. Scandinavia’s first movie where Nazis can’t kill or imprison people (or “people”) they don’t like….. After a few DTV sleazers, Reinert Kill released his first theatrical movie The House in April. The ghost story is set during WW2 where two German soldiers and a…

Review: The House

Possibly Norway’s first haunted house movie, The House has many things laid before its feet and picks some of them up. After having directed music videos, shorts, underground cult films and worked as a prop guy on mainstream movies and TV, Reinert Kiil has now “grown up” with his first theatrical directorial feature, the ghost…

The House preview

Having made a name as an underground cult director with DTV exploitation films, Reinert Kiil has now “grown up” with his first theatrical movie, a ghost story set during WW2. We first reported on the chill-thriller The House in 2013, when director Reinert Kiil (known for his two exploitation films The whore and Inside the…

Win The House tickets

In a few days Norway’s new ghost movie The House premieres in theatres. If you are not easily scared, you can win tickets to the pre-premiere in Oslo. The House is Reinert Kiil’s cinema debut after having made short films and two direct-to-DVD exploitation films, The hore (2009) and Inside the whore (2012). Now trying…

Watch Hypnagogia for free

Last year, Norwegian horror/sleaze director Lars Erik Lie released the ghost-girl short film Hypnagogia. After having been sold as a stream, Lie now decided to let you watch the film for free. With inspiration from Japanese ghost stories and Italian horror, the film is about a medical phenomenon called hypnagogia which, according to Wikipedia, is…

Utburd preview

Premiering today in Trondheim, Norway, is Utburd, a low budget student film based on myths about children left in the woods to die. But is it really just a myth? Made by nine film students at NTNU (the university of science and technology in Trondheim), Utburd is the first full-length feature film made in Norway…

Review: Hypnagogia

Nightmares are not a new topic for horror movies, but the distantly related sleep paralysis has not been explored too much yet. In Lars-Erik Lie’s short film Hypnagogia, genres are mixed with the titular phenomenon taking center stage. Wikipedia says that “Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic…

Hypnagogia preview

With inspiration from Japanese ghost stories and Italian horror, Norwegian low-budget director Lars Erik Lie is now working on a horror short about sleep paralysis. Maybe he wants to give you nightmares? According to Wikipedia, hypnagogia is “the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep”. It is also the title of Lars Erik…

Review: Mara

Most of Sweden’s “real” horror movies are independent low-budget films, like Mara, which started production in 2009 and is now finally ready to unleash its thrills and chills on viewers. In an old Scandinavian tradition, Mara revolves around Jenny, a blonde 20-something who visits a cabin in the woods with some friends in order to…