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…

Behind the scenes of Tuddal

A cabin in the woods, urban youth on holiday, a local redneck driller killer… That’s Tuddal for you, the Norwegian zero budget torture slasher that was as much a learning experience as it was a film project. Meet the minds behind Tuddal in this exclusive interview. Tuddal is a slasher, splatter and serial killer film…

Harpoon to debut on US DVD in December

Iceland’s first horror film, aptly titled Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, debuts on DVD in the US in December, and will also be made available in many other countries. Movies become unique when they are grown from local conditions, and what is more Icelandic than whales and whale hunting? Maybe vikings, but they don’t exist anymore.…

Review: Tuddal

Originally planned as a short film but expanded into a feature-length horror / splatter film, Tuddal is yet another story about young urban people who are brutally killed in the woods. This zero budget indie offers some innovative and gruesome ways to die. Truly independent movies arebecoming more and more common as filming and distribution…