Review: Sargad

They save female-driven revenge movies is the hottest in exploitation cinema these days. Sweden’s most recent genre entry Sargad is part of that trend. Written by and starring Sarah Giercksky, Sargad (a Swedish word meaning hurt, damaged, broken) tells the story of what happens when Elina, her younger sister and mother spends a few days…

Sarah slashes sickos

From the land that practically created the rape-revenge film genre comes Sargad, which is also Sweden’s newest horror film. Producer-writer-actor Sarah Giercksky explains the film’s background and its relation to #MeToo. Probably for as long as there have been men and women on this planet, disturbed minds have abused the innocent, and it was often the men…

Win Sargad now

This is your chance to win the limited edition DVD of Sweden’s newest horror film, Sargad. Watch as Elina employs a huge, pointy gardening tool in her quest for justice for the men who were stupid enough to attack her and her family. Debuting at festivals in 2017, Sargad is about a young woman, Elina,…

Sargad preview

Sargad is the low budget Swedish indie horror that follows in the footsteps of genre classics that deal with revenge in a variety of ways. “Sargad” means “wounded”, which is exactly what the film is about. From the land that practically created the rape-revenge film genre comes Sargad (available for pre-order on DVD since February).…

Review: Lyst

Does it live up to its gory hype? Lyst is Severin Eskeland’s second feature film, a rape-revenge psychological horror-thriller where alcohol, pills, blood and self destruction is fatally mixed. Lisa Rostorp is a famous novelist, living on her own somewhere in Norway. She has sold millions of books, appeared on national talkshows and are in…

Lyst on disc tomorrow

Norway’s first horror film in 2017, Lyst, is to be released on home video tomorrow. The discs are packed with extras and will be availabe all over Scandinavia. It’s safe to say that the Norwegian horror film wave as calmed down lately. This year, only one straight horror film has premiered in cinemas so far…

4K Thriller to be screened

Arguably the most well known Scandinavian exploitation film, Thriller will be screened from a new 4K print in attendance of star Christina Lindberg. But only in the US, and only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX, and only on November 11th, and only once. If you make the effort of going there, you will…

Lyst preview

In cinemas tomorrow: Lyst, the new Norwegian horror film which has been hyped for its gore and gruesomeness. Will Severin Eskeland’s new film reinvigorate the Norwegian horror movie? The Norwegian horror film wave may have lost power and have become mere ripples, but tomorrow the feature film Lyst is trying to make a splash anyway.…

The American whore

The whore was Norway’s first grindhouse exploitation film ever. Now it is making its way to American DVD players for the first time, and you’re getting the sequel as an extra. It took until the year 2009 for Norway to produce its first official exploitation film. Perhaps there were no-budget short underground films in the…

Win signed “Thrill” DVD

Enter our June competition and win a signed copy of Norway’s possibly goriest film, The thrill of a kill on DVD. Loved by Lloyd Kaufman of Troma, with a trailer that was too violent to be shown on Filmweb, The thrill of a kill is Norway’s newest underground horror indie. Directed by Lars Erik Lie…

Thrill of a kill on DVD

Norway’s possibly most gory film to date comes out on DVD from AWE on May 30th. Here are the details of the release. Made on a budget of 30.000 kr (around 5000 dollars), The thrill of a kill is Norway’s newest horror film, featuring plenty of gore, hot babes, sick rednecks and real remote cabins…

Review: The thrill of a kill

The splatter-exploitation film The Thrill of a kill is possibly the goriest film made in Norway, but also a surprisingly entertaining horror film. Made on a budget of 30.000 kr (around 5000 dollars), The thrill of a kill is Norway’s newest horror film, and considering it was made by friends and acquaintances for less than what…

The Thrill of a Kill preview

Coming to DVD from Another World Entertainment in May, is the Norwegian ultra-low-budget shocker The Thrill of a Kill. The Thrill of a Kill has been 6 years in the making and is a low budget amateur feature which offers gore, violence, rape, abuse, nudity, cannibalism and torture – all set in the beautiful Norwegian…

Review: The whore

Rape. Revenge. Blood. Violence. Sex. Naked ladies. Mutilation. Things you can occasionally find in Norwegian movies, but never all these things in the same film! Until The whore, that is, Norway’s first grindhouse exploitation film ever. It took until the year 2009 for Norway to produce its first official exploitation film. Perhaps there were no-budget…

The maker of the whores

One of the shortest chapters in the book about grindhouse movies is the chapter about Norway. And it probably only have two entries; The Whore and its yet unreleased sequel, Inside the whore, both directed by Reinert Kiil. Meet the set designer turned exploitation director in this interview. Norway is so far removed from cool…