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”

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. Continue reading “Tuftland – a new Finnish nature horror movie in production”

Night Visions brings in Norwegian thrillers

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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. Continue reading “Night Visions brings in Norwegian thrillers”

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. Continue reading “Rewriting a short film script – a total reboot”

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

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

First teaser trailer for Backwood Madness

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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”

Interview with Joonas Makkonen, the director of Bunny the Killer Thing

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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”

My 10 picks at Night Visions

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It’s time for the raddest film festival in Helsinki, Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3015. This time I skipped the all-night-long horror movie binge and focused on screenings at day/evening time. I guess I’m becoming old. So, without further ado, here are my 10 picks to watch at this autumns festival. Continue reading “My 10 picks at Night Visions”

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”