Juleblod preview

After wilderness stalkers and trolls, Christmas may be the new Norwegian horror theme. Reinert Kiil’s Juleblod is the second Christmas related horror film in three years. Have you been naughty or nice? Coming from the director of The House, the horror comedy Juleblod is this year’s most twisted genre entry in Norwegian cinema. Reinert Kiil, a…

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…

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.…

American thrills of kills

One of Norway’s most gory films to date, The thrill of a kill, arrives on video in the US for the first time in January. This will be the third country of release for the low budget horror film. Four years after it’s Norwegian home video release, The thrill of a kill finally makes it…

Win signed Christmas Cruelty DVD

You now have the chance to win an autographed copy of the Norwegian Christmas slasher, Christmas Cruelty (aka O’Hellige Jul). But don’t blame it on us if your Christmas spirit is ruined by the prize! Santa: -I need something for a guy in a wheelchair. Shop clerk: -Did you have anything special in mind? Santa:…

Review: Cold Prey 3

With great success comes sequels; no other Nordic horror franchise made it to two, or even one. Cold Prey 3 is as historical as it is average. Comedies and children’s movies often produce sequels (the Olsen Gang series made it to 8 in Sweden and 14 in Norway and Denmark, and spin-offs for children as…

Review: Cold Prey 2

Until the mid 00s, Norwegian horror movies were rare, and it was even more rare to see a horror movie sequel. Cold Prey 2 was in fact the first Norwegian horror movie sequel! While most Norwegian mainstream horror movies have followed traditional formulas, very few – if any – have had sequels. Cold Prey (2006)…

Review: Insane

In the 90s, director Anders Jacobsson made one of the most culty of all Swedish cult films. His most recent horror film, the low budget Insane, attempts to bring back the terror of the slashers of the 80s. As part of the Swedish independent movie scene, director Anders Jacobsson har built a certain reputation largely…

Evil Ed and Insane special editions

Director Anders Jacobsson is currently working on several projects, among them expanded versions of the cult-classic horror comedy Evil Ed and this year’s Insane. Nordic Fantasy spoke to director Anders Jacobsson who informed us that two movies are undergoing expansion treatment right now; first is the 3-disc version of Insane, which originally was released in…