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…

Outburst trailer

Soon to be released in Denmark is Outburst, a horror-splatter short about zombies and a girl with no name. Arriving later this year is the Danish splatter-horror short Udbrud / Outburst, which refers to a mysterious plague that creates hordes of zombies. The story takes place in a world on the virge of breakdown. A…

68 upcoming horror movies

The world’s biggest overview of upcoming Nordic horror and exploitation movies! No less that 68 films and videos, with trailers, teaser art, posters and links. This list includes short films, TV projects, DTV productions, big budget features, web video and low budget indies. In other words, everything related to moving images from the Nordic horror…

Dead Bait preview

Dead Bait, a short film about voyeurism and naked skin, is the next project from the director of Hypnagogia and The thrill of a kill. Filmed on a budget of a few hundred euros, director Lars-Erik Lie initiated Dead Bait as a summer project to avoid spending the long Norwegian summer days on the sofa.…

Outburst posters

Just because you have made a short film, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for only one poster! The Danish horror short Outburst has teamed up with a handful of artists in order to make posters that, like the movie itself (which we reported on here), pays hommage to the good old days of horror.…

CPH sci-fi battle preview

Premiering in Copenhagen today is a series of sci-fi shorts, all part of the CPH PIX Movie Battle. The theme for the short films is time travel. 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 cinema. Previous…

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…

Outburst preview

Soon to be released in Denmark is Outburst, a horror-splatter short about zombies and a girl with no name. Arriving later this year is the Danish splatter-horror short Udbrud, a word that means “outbreak” or “outburst” and referring to a mysterious plague that creates hordes of zombies. The story takes place in a world on…

Lights are out in Sweden

The Swedish horror short Lights out has gone viral and captured the imagination (and nightmares?) of millions of viewers. Made on no money at all, the film also won a Best Director award. The Swedish horror short Lights out has in a short time been seen by nearly 5 million views on Youtube and Vimeo…

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…

The Tunnel preview

Even though he is attached to direct big budget Hollywood features now, Troll Hunter director André Øvredal is also well into The Tunnel, the most complex special effects movie ever made in Norway. André Øvredal’s short film The Tunnel is based on the sci-fi short story The Tunnel Ahead written by Alice Glaser in 1961.…

Fucking Deadheads preview

Many directors, writers and actors started their careers in amateur horror films. Maybe the Swedish Fucking Deadheads will give birth to the next horror legend? Becoming legends is probably not the intention of the small cast and crew for the Swedish film Zombiedjävlar, translating to something like Zombie Devils in English, although the English title…

Review: The Unliving

Swedish horror films are so few and far between that when public national broadcaster SVT co-produces and broadcasts one, it’s worth taking notice. Directed by Swedish first-timer Hugo Lilja as a film school exam project in 2010, the 28 minute award-winning Återfödelsen (meaning ‘rebirth’ – international title is The Unliving) takes place 25 years after…

Review: Retro

 Horror films comes in all sizes and shapes; there are studio films, B-movies, low budget independents, and super-low budget amateur films. And then there is Retro, filmed with whatever the creators could find for free. To be fair, the Halloween monster masks used in Retro may have cost some money, perhaps 200 dollars alltogether, but…

Film Chills x 4 preview

Horror anthologies in Norway are few and far between, but in 2010 a collection of four horror shorts were released on DVD. In 2008, public film funder Fuzz launched a horror/chiller competition in order to boost film making experience in Western Norway. Four movies were chosen as winners; Forlat oss vår skyld directed by Kjersti…