Amanda award nominees

In Hollywood they give out the Oscar, in France they award a golden palm to movies, and in Sweden they let the best movies win a scarab. Yes, really! This year, Norway’s Amanda award includes quite a few genre nominees. Yesterday the nominees for the annual Amanda film award was announced. The Amanda is the highest…

Win Dark Woods 2 tickets

The highly anticipated sequel to the movie that kickstarted the Norwegian horror wave is now in Norwegian cinemas, but if you need a kick in the butt to get your butt out of the couch, don’t sweat, Nordic Fantasy is here to help you. In 2008, Norwegians voted 2003’s Dark Woods (original title; Villmark) as…

More Dark Woods 2

Premiering On October 9 is the anticipated sequel to Dark Woods, one of the most notable Norwegian horror movies. 12 years in the making, Dark Woods 2 has a new cast and makes the most out of a creepy, abandoned real-life sanatorium. Norway does not have a great tradition for sequels, so nobody raised an eyebrow…

Dark Woods 2 preview

“The scariest Norwegian movie ever” is getting its first sequel in October. Dark Woods 2 is a continuation, but with a new cast and a bigger, creepy location. In 2008, Norway’s second most popular newspaper Dagbladet’s readers chose 2003’s Dark Woods (original title; Villmark) as the scariest Norwegian movie ever (not that many had been made until…

Dark Woods relaunched

In a rare move, Norway’s first real horror film, Dark Woods, is being relaunched on all relevant formats, to warm up for the sequel that is coming later this year. It says something about a country that their first mainstream horror movie came out as late as in 2003. Dark Woods (original title; Villmark) was…

Review: Dark Woods

In a good year, we make perhaps 20 movies here in Norway. Only a few years ago, 10 movies annually was the norm. Most films are made with government support which means that all projects are subject to approval, and up until recently genre films almost never got enough backing to get off the ground.…