Review: Absolute Xombies 3D

Sometimes you encounter movies that are so unique, so game-changing and so weird that you have a hard time dealing with them. Absolute Xombies 3D is exactly that type of movie. Written and directed by Johnny Markussen on a low budget (about 50.000 dollars) and tens of thousands of manhours, Absolute Xombies 3D is a…

Absolute Xombies preview

Premiering today is Absolute Xombies 3D, a zombie feature inspired by Tex Avery and starring everyone’s favourite forest spirit, Silje Reinåmo. Shot in Super 16 on 20 rolls of (mostly vintage) Kodak stock, the Norwegian Absolute Xombies 3D has been 7 years in the making, demanding 25.000 workhours. This has resulted in an “over-the-top, no-holds-barred…

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…

New Thale teaser and trailer

The first full-length trailer for the upcoming Norwegian fantasy thriller Thale is now online, along with a second teaser. Thale is a fantasy story with roots in Nordic folklore, which starts when two crime scene cleaners discover a hidden cellar under a cabin. The cellar conceals a mysterious girl; a secret some would go far…