Dead Snow 2 review

The most expensive Nordic horror movie! Over-the-top gore! Nazi zombies! WW2 Tiger tanks! Communists! Vomit! Necrophilia! Or, to put it short: Dead Snow 2. Tommy Wirkola shows us the colours of the undead again. When Dead Snow released its blood-soaked Nazis on Norwegians and the world in 2009, nobody quite knew what to expect. Scandinavia…

Dead Snow 2 on disc soon

Tommy Wirkola’s splatter fest Dead Snow 2 will be released on DVD and BluRay in Norway in about two weeks. Released theatrically in Norway in February and in selected cinemas and festivals around the world in the following months, Dead Snow 2 is the sequel to Wirkola’s 2009 surprise hit, Dead Snow. The sequel continues…

Dead Snow prequel

Perhaps there will be a movie prequel or second sequel to Dead Snow, but if not, and in the mean time, you can enjoy the official Dead Snow comic book – right here and very free! Vegard Hoel is not only an actor in Tommy Wirkola’s two Dead Snow movies, he also wrote the Dead…

Outburst posters

Just because you have made a short film, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for only one poster! The Danish horror short Outburst has teamed up with a handful of artists in order to make posters that, like the movie itself (which we reported on here), pays hommage to the good old days of horror.…

Outburst preview

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, a word that means “outbreak” or “outburst” and referring to a mysterious plague that creates hordes of zombies. The story takes place in a world on…

Dead Snow 2 reactions

The day after the premiere of Dead Snow 2, and fans already praise the film. But what does Norwegian mainstream media say about the most expensive Norwegian horror film? The most widely used rating system in Norway is the 6 point system, after the number of pips on a dice. The “dice throw” of 1…

Dead Snow 2 preview

Norway’s first zombie-splatter-Nazi-feelgood movie Dead Snow is getting it’s offical premiere tomorrow. Here’s the lowdown on the snow zombies. Premiering two days before Valentine’s Day in Norway, Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead is the sequel to the 2009 hit Dead Snow directed by Tommy Wirkola, who last year directed the $50 million Hansel and Gretel:…

More ‘Cruelty’ mayhem

Today is the 20th day of Christmas, and according to Nordic traditions, it’s the day when the Christmas three is trown out, the last of the gingerbread cookies are eaten, and families enjoy another batch of stills from Christmas Cruelty, the first Nordic Xmas horror film. These pics are by photographer Karoline Emilie Folland Sæter.…

Review: Christmas Cruelty

For some people, Christmas is the most terrible time of the year. No family, no friends, pressure of buying and everyone is oh so happy. In Christmas Cruelty however, Santa Claus is the least happy person of them all. Coming from a group of enthusiastic Norwegian amateurs, Christmas Cruelty (original title O’Hellige Jul, meaning O Holy Christmas) takes…

Christmas Cruelty preview

Santa: -I need something for a guy in a wheelchair. Shop clerk: -Did you have anything special in mind? Santa: -I was thinking perhaps a chainsaw. This Christmas will be friendly and warm, as long as you’re not asking this Santa to hand out surprises… Christmas horror is a small but established genre, although in…

Wither on disc

The Swedish splatter film Wither will be released on DVD in Sweden next week. Although the film was released on DVD in USA in August and on BluRay in Germany (as Cabin of the dead) in May, Wither (original title; Vittra) will be available in its home country Sweden from November 27th. Billed as the…

Review: Wither

The first ever Swedish zombie film in cinemas delivers great gore, zizzling zombies and murderous mayhem. When a horror film premiere makes it to the main news on national TV, you know it’s a big thing. Such was the case with Wither (original title: Vittra) which opened in 15 selected theatres across Sweden. Not a…

Wither opens in August

Billed as the “first Swedish zombie film to be shown in cinemas”, the bloodsoaked Wither has been set for an August 9 premiere. Not many independent horror films opens in cinemas in Sweden, but the Stockholm Syndrome-produced Wither will premiere on August 9 in Stockholm (Sergel, Heron City and Jakobsberg), Göteborg, Uppsala, Västerås, Lund, Enköping,…

Review: Mara

Most of Sweden’s “real” horror movies are independent low-budget films, like Mara, which started production in 2009 and is now finally ready to unleash its thrills and chills on viewers. In an old Scandinavian tradition, Mara revolves around Jenny, a blonde 20-something who visits a cabin in the woods with some friends in order to…

Mara final DVD art

Swedish DVD label Njuta Films has released the final DVD artwork of the upcoming psychological horror chiller Mara. Nothing is as it seems in the Swedish independent feature Mara. The story takes place in the dark woods of Sweden, where little girl Jenny witnesses a brutal, gruesome murder. An utterly grotesque act committed by an insane…