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…

Fucking Deadheads preview

Many directors, writers and actors started their careers in amateur horror films. Maybe the Swedish Fucking Deadheads will give birth to the next horror legend? Becoming legends is probably not the intention of the small cast and crew for the Swedish film Zombiedjävlar, translating to something like Zombie Devils in English, although the English title…

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…

Review: The Unliving

Swedish horror films are so few and far between that when public national broadcaster SVT co-produces and broadcasts one, it’s worth taking notice. Directed by Swedish first-timer Hugo Lilja as a film school exam project in 2010, the 28 minute award-winning Återfödelsen (meaning ‘rebirth’ – international title is The Unliving) takes place 25 years after…

Review: Retro

 Horror films comes in all sizes and shapes; there are studio films, B-movies, low budget independents, and super-low budget amateur films. And then there is Retro, filmed with whatever the creators could find for free. To be fair, the Halloween monster masks used in Retro may have cost some money, perhaps 200 dollars alltogether, but…

Wither preview

Following Thale and Marianne, Wither is the next Scandinavian horror film based on Nordic mythology. The independent production premieres next week in Sweden. The wither, or vittra in Swedish, is a type of nature spirit and mythological creature common in Nordic mythology. Elves, dwarves and jotnar are withers, and they all live underground, are invisible…

Review: The last reality show

Sweden was in the 90s a pionéer in developing reality TV, or what they call it; documentary-soap. It is perhaps fitting then, that The last reality show to end them all aired on TV6 in Sweden this spring. Commissioned by and debuting on TV6, a minor channel in the Nordic TV3 network, The last reality show (original…

Bloodtracks preview

The Swedish indie horror film Bloodtracks premiered locally in February this year, but is now slated for a US and global release. Directed by John Martin, Bloodtracks or Swedish bloodtracks – international title not yet decided – was shown to a local audience in February but has been offered a distribution contract by US based…

Last Reality Show preview

A new drama series is about to start in Sweden; The Last Reality Show blends zombies, death, reality and celebrities. Premiering on Sweden’s cable and satelite channel TV6 on March 6th, The Last Reality Show (original title; Den sista dokusåpan) is an original drama production for TV6, concieved as a reality show spoof / mockumentary…

Blood Tracks on DVD

For the first time ever, Mats Helge Olsson’s cult film Blood Tracks will be released on DVD. Sometime at the end of April or early May, Swedish video label Studio S Entertainment will release the Swedish low budget B-horror film, Blood Tracks on DVD. The 1985 film, which was known internationally as Heavy Metal, stars…

Zombie short from up north

In the Northern Swedish city Sundsvall a zombie short is being prepared. Contrary to what you may think, it will not feature undead walkers in the snow. The zombie film is called Levande Skuggrik Död which means something like Living shadowy death. The story is about a tough girl called Vendela, who attempts to survive…

Set stills from upcoming The End

Cinematographer Sarah Johansson kindly sent us a few stills from the upcoming Swedish zombie feature The End. Directed by Hans Belfrage, The End is an upcoming movie about a detective in a post-apocalyptic world that searches for his lost daughter. The film is scheduled to premiere in 2012. Here are some stills from yesterday’s shooting:…