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The Creeps production on its way

Are you into snow horror and 80’s creatures? If so, then this one’s definitely for you. The Creeps is an action-horror-comedy film currently being shot in Finland’s wintery Kuusamo, starring the legendary Christopher Lambert (Highlander), Chris Cavalier (Hidden Figures) and Iiro Panula (Bordertown).

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Red Static Releases New Trailer and a Poster

From the Finnish filmmakers behind the wonderfully strange hillbilly horror flick Kyrsyä – Tuftland, a new release is about to see the light of day. Enter Punainen Kohina (eng. Red Static). Red Static is a thriller story about very current themes, alienation and mental issues. The synopsis is simple: “A lonely man living on a […]

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Culture

Review: Ghost Walk Helsinki

Helsinki City Museum organises three different ghost walks around the Finnish capital. I checked the Promenade Ghost Walk which focuses on the hauntings at the very centre of Helsinki. Through an hour and a half long excursion, the walk promises to feature “the city centre’s park-lined streets, Esplanadi and Bulevardi. The Plague Park Haunters, The […]

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Watch out for Gnomes

The festive season is approaching and children all over are anxiously waiting for their piles of boxes. In Finnish culture children are told to behave well or else the lurking gnomes will see and the almighty Santa won’t bring any presents on Christmas eve. Such cruelty! Therefore, I decided to write a post about the […]

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Events Helsinki

Halloween in Helsinki: Where to go (2018 edition)

So you find yourself in one of the darkest (literally!) places on earth during Halloween, the infamous Hellsinki? Congratulations, you’re in for a great party! Here are some tips for enjoying the horrific festivities with style. Halloween at the Slaughterhouse2.-3.11. Looking to spend your Halloween at an old slaughterhouse? Well of course you are! Teurastamo […]

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Review: Helsinki Horror Walk

Finally, I had the chance to check out one of the coolest tours in town: Helsinki Horror Walk. The 2-hour-long walk took us from the Katajanokka Prison Hotel to the very center of the city. On the way we got to hear intriguing ghost stories, urban legends and local mysteries. More Helsinki, less horror The […]

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Night Visions 2018 is inviting ghosts and witches

Cheers fellow horror enthusiasts, now you’re in the sunken place! Great to be back here writing this blog, after such a horror oriented Academy Awards. Congrats to Get Out! Forward to Night Visions 2018, Scandinavia’s biggest horror film festival, which is held once again in Helsinki, this time letting in ghosts, witches and other paranormalities. […]

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Finnish mystery thriller Kyrsyä – Tuftland releases new stills

There’s been a nice, mysterious atmosphere ahead of the news from Roope Olenius’s first feature Kyrsyä – Tuftland. All good comes to those who wait – now we got our hands on the first stills from the film. And a date for the US premiere! The latter was something I definitely did not expect, as […]

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Shape of Water opens Night Visions film festival

Halloween is around the corner and store shelves are piled up with monster masks and plastic pumpkins, but Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3017 is still a few weeks away. The largest genre film festival in the Nordics will be arriving with fantastic force as Guillermo del Toro‘s Shape of Water opens the festival on the […]

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The Top 3 Finnish Horror Movie Villains

3. Johannes (Kuutamosonaatti, 1988) Finland is a fairly large country, especially when considering the amount of people. There’s a lot of room for everyone, and for some serious rural backdrops as well. Kuutamosonaatti was released in 1988, 14 years after the release of rural horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.