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! Continue reading “Watch out for Gnomes”

Halloween in Helsinki: Where to go

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. Continue reading “Halloween in Helsinki: Where to go”

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. Continue reading “Review: Helsinki Horror Walk”

Night Visions 2018 is inviting ghosts and witches


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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. Continue reading “Night Visions 2018 is inviting ghosts and witches”

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! Continue reading “Finnish mystery thriller Kyrsyä – Tuftland releases new stills”

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 22nd of November. Continue reading “Shape of Water opens Night Visions film festival”

The Top 3 Finnish Horror Movie Villains

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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. Continue reading “The Top 3 Finnish Horror Movie Villains”

Troll Horror Movie Backwood Madness Finishes Shooting

 

Hello dear horrorists, geeks and otherworldlies. This time, I have some updates from the upcoming Finnish troll horror pic Backwood Madness. First of all, it’s a wrap! Continue reading “Troll Horror Movie Backwood Madness Finishes Shooting”

Horror movie BODOM nominated in Finnish Film Awards

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Traditionally, horror movies aren’t exactly the ones to receive awards and appraisal from critics. However, there might be a slight change happening in this tradition – specifically in the nordic region. Continue reading “Horror movie BODOM nominated in Finnish Film Awards”

Villmark 2 grabs two Amanda nominations

Trust the Norwegians for a quality genre film! This year sees a couple of genre movies also grabbing their own prestige Amanda nominations. Instituted in 1985, the annual Amanda award is the highest accolade given in Norwegian film industry. Continue reading “Villmark 2 grabs two Amanda nominations”