Huldra preview

The next Scandinavian mythology based movie is the Swedish Huldra: Lady of the forest, based on the same creature as seen in Thale. From director Ove Valeskog comes Huldra: Lady of the forest, a Swedish psychological fantasy thriller set the forests of Northern Sweden. The film is produced independently by Tribespider, Valeskog’s audio-video production company.…

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…

Thale around the world

This small but unique Norwegian fantasy film has made the festival circuit but still have some territories to conquer. In the US, Thale was screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March and will be getting a US release on March 1, 2013 by XLrator Media. “Thale is a haunting and atmospheric thriller…

Review: Thale

Apart from offering a number of puns related to the film’s title, Thale is perhaps this year’s most original and unusual fantasy film. The first wave of Norwegian horror films, in the early and mid 00s, were copies of American slashers. I guess that is how you introduce a new genre to local audiences; by…

A tale of a tail – Thale explained

A tale of a tail hanging on Thale. Meet the Norwegian hulder, the forest creature in Thale, by way of director Aleksander Nordaas in this interview exclusive to Nordic Fantasy. Norwegian fantasy films can probably be counted on the hand of a lumberjack who experienced a chainsaw accident and lost a few fingers, but now…

Review: Tilbury

This very rare Icelandic spooky horror movie is about a creature native to Icelandic folklore, the tilberi. A shocking surprise to many viewers when it first aired, Tilbury is one of the best films made within horror and dark fantasy in the Nordic region in the 1980s. In the 1980s, Icelandic director Vidar Vikingsson made…

Julenatt i Blåfjell on DVD now

The Norwegian children’s fantasy film Julenatt i Blåfjell is released on DVD and BluRay on November 17, just in time for the Christmas 2010 season. This film is part of a popular Christmas fantasy franchise that includes TV series and stage plays. Julenatt i Blåfjell (English title; Magic Silver) opened in theatres on November 13,…

Thunder gods for Hollyweird

Remakes, re-imaginings, reboots, re-inventions, other re-… Hollywood seems to like re-cycling of ideas and have been in serious innovation drought for years. I know, remakes of classic (and not so classic) movies are nothing new, neither are sequels – but there are a few things they could do in order to inject some imagination into…