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…

Behind the scenes of Tuddal

A cabin in the woods, urban youth on holiday, a local redneck driller killer… That’s Tuddal for you, the Norwegian zero budget torture slasher that was as much a learning experience as it was a film project. Meet the minds behind Tuddal in this exclusive interview. Tuddal is a slasher, splatter and serial killer film…

Review: Tuddal

Originally planned as a short film but expanded into a feature-length horror / splatter film, Tuddal is yet another story about young urban people who are brutally killed in the woods. This zero budget indie offers some innovative and gruesome ways to die. Truly independent movies arebecoming more and more common as filming and distribution…

Review: Cold Prey

This 2007 slasher film was not Norway’s first entry to the genre but it was the first Norwegian horror movie that actually spawned sequels. Directed by Roar Uthaug, who in the 80s made one of the first splatter shorts in Norway, it tells the story of a group of 20-something friends who seek refuge at…

Review: Lake of the Dead

Lake of the Dead is a mystery-crime-horror movie from 1958 that has a unique position in Norwegian cinema. Not only was it a major success and the first successfull Norwegian movie in the 50s (after a recession in movie making the entire decade), it is also one of few horror/suspense/fantasy movies made here, and possibly…

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.…

Cold Prey 3 preview

Norway’s first prequel movie ever, Cold Prey 3 (Fritt Vilt 3) opens October 15th, 2010 in Norway. It follows Cold Prey (2006) and Cold Prey 2 (2008) which were very popular movies in Norway. The new story is set in the mountain area of Jotunheimen in 1986. Norway has in the first decade of the…