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.…

Finale preview

Denmark’s first theatrical torture porn movie is heading for cinemas next year. Finale is based on a book and will not skimp on the crimson stuff! Based on Danish author Steen Langstrup’s novel Alt det hun ville ønske hun ikke forstod (meaning “everything she whished she didn’t know) from 2011, the upcoming feature film Finale is…

Escaping the Dead preview

Scheduled to be released to coincide with Halloween, Escaping the Dead is a Danish horror indie that takes a definitive anti-drug position. The low budget zombie film, which has been in production since 2012, starts during a typical day for the lead character, David. He is a marijuana pusher, but he is the kind of…

Win Outburst DVD

You now have the chance to win a copy of the Danish zombie splatter movie, Outburst.  When practical effects guys create their own movies, you expect them to be right on the money when it comes to the red stuff. Or indeed the green goo and the grey guts. Now you can see for yourself,…

Win Grotesk DVD

You now have the chance to win a copy of the Danish sci-fi splatter movie, Grotesk.  After a secret mission to the Moon, an American spacecraft crashlands just outside the Danish coast. Onboard is a very radioactive slime, dug out from the backside of the Moon. When the slime leaks out into the water, an…

Grotesk preview

Finally available to the public is the Danish sci-fi / gore movie Grotesk, a movie which claims it is Denmark’s answer to Plan nine from outer space. Having been in production since (at least) 2012, Grotesk is now available on DVD from Another World Entertainment, after having premiered at the Bloody Weekend festival in Copenhagen…

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…

Dead Snow 2 in the US

Tommy Wirkola’s splatter fest Dead Snow 2 is opening in the US next month. The politically incorrect nazi-zombie-feelgood sequel is almost universally acclaimed as an improvement over the original film. When Dead Snow released its blood-soaked Nazis on Norwegians and the world in 2009, nobody quite knew what to expect. Scandinavia had not yet produced…