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Horror movie BODOM nominated in Finnish Film Awards

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.

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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.

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Tuftland – a new Finnish nature horror movie in production

Today I have something extremely fresh for you. A Finnish backwood horror mystery titled Kyrsyä – Tuftland. There’s actually not too much to tell yet, except for a few interesting details about the concept and the crew.

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Night Visions brings in Norwegian thrillers

This spring, Night Visions -festival hits back with a force. 32 movies from 16 different countries. The 20-year-old festival also expands to more theatres than ever. The new hosts for screenings will be Culture Factory Korjaamo and Culture Arena Gloria.

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RENDEL releases first teaser trailer

So here we are. With a new, dark superhero called Rendel, and its first teaser trailer. First of all, superheroes aren’t exactly my thing. But when a superhero film emerges from such an unlikely place as Finland, it’s bound to be interesting.

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BODOM movie creeps up closer

BODOM is a Don Films project that has been gaining decent amount of attention since the beginning. There is clearly some viral potential here.

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Rewriting a short film script – a total reboot

One of my ongoing projects is rewriting a 30-page short film script I wrote six years ago as part of my bachelor’s thesis. It is a ghost story based on true events. The interesting thing about coming back to and rewriting something this old, was in the way the script felt absolutely fresh and raw.

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“It’s Alive!” – SFI launches a new programme for horror shorts

The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) has launched a new programme for creative horror shorts produced by established or fledgling film makers. Dubbed It’s Alive!, the programme will co-fund a maximum of five shorts in its first year. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.-We want to be scared, really scared, and we want horror […]

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Christopher Lee series starts in Orion

Christopher Lee was an actor whose career transcends the limitations of a single life. Truly a first class professional, his iconic roles include Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Bond villain Scaramanga and Saruman. And that’s just the creme de la creme.

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Malady’s progressive rock soothes and heals

Cut to the chase: Malady is a progressive rock band from Helsinki, Finland. I had the chance to see the band live couple of weeks ago at Bar Loose in Helsinki.