Vidar the Vampire preview

Today another Norwegian indie horror opens in cinemas. Vidar the Vampire is the debut feature of two directors and mixes dark comedy with horror elements and politically incorrect satire. Vidar the Vampire was actually finished last year and premiered at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund in August 2017, and has also been shown…

Heartless final episodes

In April and May 2014, the new¬†supernatural teen drama Heartless aired in Denmark. After 5 episodes and an unresolved ending, the fate of the series was uncertain. But now, three new episodes will wrap up what is a unique effort in Nordic TV drama. Three¬†years ago, the Danish commercial broadcaster Kanal 5 (part of the…

Review: Let the right one in

One of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed Nordic horror movies ever is the Swedish Let the right one in, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s book and directed by Tomas Alfredsson. Let the right one in is not just a celebrated and acclaimed film, it is also one of the very few Nordic horror films…

Heartless continues

In spite of lackluster viewing numbers and a reluctant broadcaster, the Danish supernatural series Heartless will continue, and hopefully round off in good fashion. While penned by many reviewers and abandoned by viewers, the most surprising part about the 5-part TV drama was that the first season ended on a cliffhanger, and nothing suggested the…

The darkness of Heartless

Since when was it a good idea to produce and broadcast TV series that does not solve the key mystery at the end? Cliffhangers work only if there is a continuation. As I write this, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK has just finished showing the Danish supernatural TV series Heartless. Its Danish world premiere only a…

Heartless preview

The Danish TV channel Kanal 5 is currently airing Heartless, a new supernatural teen drama that has been met with international interest. Two years ago, Kanal 5 devised a new drama series that jumped on the vampire bandwagon, as True Blood and Twilight were the hottest franchises in mainstream horror. It seemed natural to want…

The art of Let the right one in

As an example of the various poster and disc art that movies can have even when coming from the Nordic region, enjoy these galleries of artwork from the Swedish hit movie Let the right one in. On this site we sometimes post the artwork of movies, either poster art or DVD/Bluray art. They are sometimes…

Review: Not Like Others

Many movie genres are bound by unwritten rules and expectations, and finding new twists on vampire stories could be difficult. The Swedish film Not Like Others (aka. Vampyrer) does that by blending Scandinavian traditions with bloodsucking lore. So many different types of vampire films exist that most of us feel we have seen everything the…