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”

RENDEL releases first teaser trailer

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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. Continue reading “RENDEL releases first teaser trailer”

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”

Night Visions offers horror, sexual fantasies and iconic classics

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The film festival year gets wrapped up in style, as Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3015 -festival brings to table its wicked mixture of genre film in Helsinki from Wednesday November 4th until Sunday November 8th.

44 feature films, mostly premieres, will be screened in Maxim and Kinopalatsi film theatres during the five day festival. Night Visions will also be the last festival to be organised in the atmospheric Maxim, so grab your chance. Continue reading “Night Visions offers horror, sexual fantasies and iconic classics”

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”

HIFF 2015: Extraordinary Tales

Raul Garcia’s animated anthology of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, Extraordinary Tales, was actually my first pick at this years festival. There’s a couple of good reasons. Firstly, I love horror and Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, and secondly, in the near past I’ve worked on some puppet animation myself. Continue reading “HIFF 2015: Extraordinary Tales”

HIFF 2015: The Lobster and Drone – a Dive into the Surreal

ceqfnmsw8aemk7wGood start to this years festival. My next two movies were somewhat related, though not in the most obvious way. I’ll go into that later.

The concept for The Lobster is hilarious: “In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.” Continue reading “HIFF 2015: The Lobster and Drone – a Dive into the Surreal”

HIFF 2015: Turbo Kid

Off we go. My first screening at the annual Helsinki International Film Festival was the action sci-fi movie Turbo Kid. Lots of hype and positive anticipation surrounded this movie prior screening, and I’m not gonna lie – I hate hype. So the movie probably lost some of its edge before I’d even seen one frame of it. Continue reading “HIFF 2015: Turbo Kid”