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on 26 Dec 2011 07:23

 
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Scandinavian Horror Films

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1. The Grey Dame (1909)
1909
silent film
Denmark
Dir: Viggo Larsen
short film

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2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1910)
1910
silent film
Denmark
Dir: August Blom
short film

People who added this item 0  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating 6.8 
3. Dorian Grays Portræt (1910)
1910 (October)
Denmark
Dir: Axel Strøm

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4. Vampyren (1913)
1913
silent film
Sweden
Dir: Mauritz Stiller
short film

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
5. Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
1919
Sweden
Dir: Mauritz Stiller
(Like many silent films that would influence the genre of horror, this is not really a horror film. It's more of a drama/thriller laced with doom and gloom)

People who added this item 233  Average listal rating (102 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
6. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
1921 (January 1)
silent film
Sweden
Dir: Victor Sjöström

People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
7. Leaves from Satan's Book (1920)
1921 (January 24)
silent film
Denmark
Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
(not specifically horror but featuring imagery such as the Inquisition, torture, etc. It follows Satan as he works his evil deeds on Earth)

People who added this item 336  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
1922
silent film
Denmark/Sweden
Dir: Benjamin Christensen
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9. Noidan kirot (1927)
1927
silent film
Finland
Dir: Teuvo Puro

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
10. Linnaisten vihreä kamari (1945)
1945
Finland
Dir: Valentin Vaala

People who added this item 86  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. Valkoinen peura (1952)
1952 (July)
Finland
Dir: Erik Blomberg

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12. The Witch (1952)
1952 (October)
Finland
Dir: Roland af Hällström

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13. Hidden In the Fog (1953)
1953 (November)
Sweden
Dir: Lars-Eric Kjellgren

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14. Moon Over Hellesta (1956)
1956 (November)
Sweden
Dir: Rolf Husberg

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15. The Lady In Black (1958)
1958 (February)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson

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16. Woman in a Fur Coat (1958)
1958 (September 8)
Sweden
Dir: Jan Molander

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17. Phantom Carriage (1958)
1958 (September 18)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson
(Remake of the silent classic from 1921)

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
18. Lake of the Dead (1958)
1958 (December 17)
Norway
Dir: Kåre Bergstrøm

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19. Mannequin in Red (1958)
1958 (December 19)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson
(Not strictly horror, but a mystery thriller that Mario Bava was inspired by when he made Blood and Black Lace. Certainly a precursor to the Italian "giallo" sub-genre.)

People who added this item 11  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 3.9 
20. Invasion of the Animal People (1959)
1959 (August)
Sweden
Dir: Virgil W. Vogel

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21. When Darkness Falls (1960)
1960 (December)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson

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22. Reptilicus (1961)
1961 (February 20)
Denmark/USA
Dir: Sidney W. Pink
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23. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
1962 (March 10)
Denmark/USA
Dir: Sidney W. Pink

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating 6.1 
24. Lady in White (1962)
1962 (July 2)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
25. The Doll (1962)
1962 (July 30)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson

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26. Klokker i måneskinn (1964)
1964 (September)
Norway
Dir: Kåre Bergstrøm

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27. Kungsleden (1964)
1964 (December)
Sweden
Dir: Gunnar Höglund

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28. Morianna (1965)
1965 (August)
Sweden
Dir: Arne Mattsson

People who added this item 433  Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
1968
Sweden
Dir: Ingmar Bergman
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30. Manden der tænkte ting (1969)
1969 (May 9)
Denmark
Dir: Jens Ravn

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31. Fear Has 1000 Eyes (1970)
1970 (September)
Sweden
Dir: Torgny Wickman

People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
32. The Night Visitor (1971)
1971 (February 10)
Sweden/USA
Dir: Laslo Benedek
(This is an American/Swedish co-production. I've included it on this list because it was shot in Sweden and Denmark and features mainly Swedish actors)

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33. The Devil's Plaything (1973)
1973 (October)
Sweden
Dir: Joseph W. Sarno

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34. The Sinful Dwarf (1973)
1973 (December)
Denmark
Dir: Vidal Raski

People who added this item 179  Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
35. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
1974 (June)
Sweden
Dir: Bo Arne Vibenius
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People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
36. In Search of Dracula (1975)
1975 (May)
Sweden/France/USA
Dir: Calvin Floyd
(Documentary about the origins of Dracula)
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37. Breaking Point (1975)
1975 (October 13)
Sweden
Dir: Bo Arne Vibenius

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38. Tales of Transvestia (1975)
1975
Finland
Dir: Olli Soinio
short film

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39. Metamorphosis (1976)
1976 (January)
Sweden
Dir: Ivo Dvorák

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40. Face to Face (1976)
1976 (April 5)
Sweden
Dir: Ingmar Bergman
(Not strictly horror, but more of a psychological suspense film)

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41. The Crimson Sunset (1977)
1977 (May)
Iceland
Dir: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
TV Movie
(Directed by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, known for his excellent viking trilogy, When the Raven Flies, Shadow of the Raven, and The White Viking, this TV movie may be considered the first horror film from Iceland, followed by the 1983 psychological drama/thriller, The House, listed below.)

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42. Terror of Frankenstein (1977)
1977
Sweden
Dir: Calvin Floyd

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43. Ulvetid (1981)
1981 (September 18)
Denmark
Dir: Jens Ravn

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44. Forfølgelsen (1981)
1981 (September)
Norway
Dir: Anja Breien

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating 6.1 
45. The Sleep of Death (1980)
1981 (November)
Sweden
Dir: Calvin Floyd
(Based on a story by Sheridan LeFanu)

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46. The House (1983)
1983 (March)
Iceland
Dir: Egill Eðvarðsson
(Though it's more of a psychological drama with supernatural overtones, this could be considered Iceland's second horror film, behind the above mentioned Icelandic TV movie from 1977, The Crimson Sunset. It would be 26 years later, in 2009, when the first "hardcore" (feature-length) horror film would emerge from Iceland with Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (aka Harpoon); that is unless you count the silly Troma-esque shot-on-video comedy/horror hijinks of Knight of the Living Dead, from 2005, which is also listed below.)

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47. Blödaren (1983)
1983
Sweden
Dir: Hans Hatwig

People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 3.7 
48. Blood Tracks (1985)
1985 (November)
Sweden/USA
Dir: Mats Helge

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 4.9 
49. Mask of Murder (1985)
1985
Sweden/Canada
Dir: Arne Mattsson

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50. Noe helt annet (1985)
1985
Norway
Dir: Morten Kolstad


 

A list of horror films made in Scandinavian countries (and I'm including Finland, as well). The list is in chronological order by year of release. Some of the earlier films on this list may fall more into the dark thriller or mystery genre rather than straight horror, but they would go on to influence many future horror films.


Upcoming Films:
2012-BEHIND THE CROSS-Finland-Dir: Tomi Kerminen


2012-DELTA OF THE DEAD 7: THE LOST MEDALLION-Denmark-Dir: Michael Heimark


2012-SKAVENGERS-Denmark-Dir: Nikolaj Tarp


2012-WITHER-Sweden-Dir: Sonny Laguna/Tommy Wiklund


2012-ZON 261-Sweden-Dir: Fredrik Hiller(Psalm 21)


2013-HANDLING THE UNDEAD-Sweden-Dir: Kristian Petri (adapted from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote Let the Right One In)


2013-THE CIRCLE-Sweden-Dir: Levan Akin


20??-THE LAST DEMON SLAYER-Denmark-Dir: Shaky González

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 11 9:47
so many movies... great job
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 7 21:05
Wow- this is a great reference! Seen 13 of them, but plan to check out a number of others listed here. Nice work!
Posted: 1 year ago at Apr 15 21:00
Nightmare - Painajainen merellä :D

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