10 Scandinavian Horror Movies

Scandinavian isn’t usually the first region people think of when considering horror powerhouses. But the region has a history with horror that long predates the current resurgence.

Besökarna (1988)
The Visitors (1988)

When a family moves into a house in the countryside, they are frightened by ghostly occurrences.
Sweden

Død snø (2009)
Dead Snow (2009)

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. Read on for the full horror story.
Norway

Evil Ed (1995)

A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.
Sweden

Frostbiten (2006)
Frostbitten (2006)

Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten.
Sweden

Häxan (1922)

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
Denmark

Körkarlen (1921)
The Phantom Carriage (1921)

On New Year’s Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.
Sweden

Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
Let the Right One In (2008)

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Sweden

Rare Exports (2010)

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Finland

Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)

An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.
Iceland

Trolljegeren (2010)
Troll Hunter (2010)

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Norway

Codex Mortis

The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.

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