The horror of a viking son

Ask someone if they can name a handful of Icelandic horror movies, and most people will scratch their heads and raise their shoulders, including Icelandic film fans. With two horror films under his belt, director Vidar Vikingsson is responsible for a large portion of Iceland’s fearful films. It says a lot about a country’s film…

Review: Draugasaga

In the meager Icelandic horror scene Draugasaga is unique in that it is the first in what is possibly a “series” of sorts; it’s the first of two otherwise unrelated horror films made in Iceland in the mid 80s. Ghosts have existed in all cultures and so it was no wonder that ghosts were the…

Review: Tilbury

This very rare Icelandic spooky horror movie is about a creature native to Icelandic folklore, the tilberi. A shocking surprise to many viewers when it first aired, Tilbury is one of the best films made within horror and dark fantasy in the Nordic region in the 1980s. In the 1980s, Icelandic director Vidar Vikingsson made…