Aniara preview

Coming to US theatres and on VOD on May 17th is the Swedish feature film Aniara, based on some of the most famous Swedish science fiction ever written. Originally a response to World War 2’s nuclear watershed and the Cold War, the story is still relevant in light of environmental disasters mankind may be facing.…

Alone in Space preview

The first proper Swedish science fiction film in many years is coming to cinemas today. Alone in Space is a sci-fi adventure for children but also a hommage to genre classics their parents grew up with. Directed by Ted Kjellsson, Alone is Space (original title: Ensamma i rymden) started shooting in July 2017 and is…

Watch Space Invasion in Lapland

If asked to name a few Swedish alien invasion movies, you’ll have an almost impossible task ahead of you. In general terms, they simply don’t exist. However, there is an exception. Space invasion in Lapland is the 1959 American-Swedish film that was ahead of its time. The alien invasion theme was a staple of 1950s film making in America,…

Hermit Monster Killer preview

Finally wriggling its way to audiences is the Swedish indie feature, Hermit: Monster Killer. After years in production, it might be the first of its kind in Sweden. Comedy and horror are combined in this low budget feature that has been in production and post since 2012. Inspired by both American genre films from the…

Lapland artwork

This 1950s American-Swedish alien invasion film is a cult favourite but if you don’t know it well yet, browse these galleries of stills and promotional art. It could have been set in Alaska or Canada, but it was set in Sweden, and filmed there too. Space invasion in Lapland (aka Horror in the Midnight Sun,…

Review: Threads of Destiny

Fan films have been made before, but they are not always as ambitious as the Swedish Threads of Destiny; a feature-length chapter of Star Wars, complete with laser swords and tons of CGI. Written, filmed and edited over several years, Threads of Destiny is made by Swedish amateurs, volunteers and fans, with the help of…

Review: The substitute

A sci-fi horror thriller for 9-12 year old kids, helmed by one of Denmark’s leading genre directors, Ole Bornedal. It seems like you can’t make a movie for children or teens without relating it to their school situation, so when Ole Bornedal, director of the Danish horror hit Night Watch (1994 – and its 1997…

Review: Space invasion in Lapland

The alien invasion theme was a staple of 1950s film making, but not in the Nordic region. It’s therefore quite fascinating to learn about Space invasion in Lapland, which is not only the title of the film but also the entire story. The film is supposed to take place in Northern Sweden, where the Lap…