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”
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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “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.
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.Continue reading “Rewriting a short film script – a total reboot”
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 movies that reflect both the present and the future. We’re also aware that genre movies traditionally attract lots of male filmmakers, and therefore we’d like to point out that we really expect women directors to apply, SFI’s short film advisor Andreas Fock says.
Today, we’re headed for the backwoods. Earlier, I’ve mentioned about Finnish rural backwoods which are vast and dark. From these surroundings jumps out Backwood Madness, a film that seems to really delve into the subject. Continue reading “First teaser trailer for Backwood Madness”
Bunny the Killer Thing started out as a short film. Where did you get the idea for the character?
Originally, when I started digging up my ancient movie ideas, in one script there was a hand doll size bunny, which killed people screaming ”Fresh Pussy!” Continue reading “Interview with Joonas Makkonen, the director of Bunny the Killer Thing”