The Finnish director Jesse Haaja is working on a new film about zombies.

Called Furrow, the film follows Laura, a young farm girl who accidentally releases unspeakable evil lurking in the swamps and is forced to fend off an entire army of swamp-zombies, or Swombies.

The film is described as a mix between Ash Vs. Evil Dead and the Resident Evil film franchise.

Haaja is best known for bringing us Finland’s first superhero film, RendelRendel is about a man who is blinded by his desire for revenge and hatred. Even though Rendel can be considered as a super hero, he is somewhat darker than the traditional representatives of the genre. The movie takes place in the fictionalized version of a Finnish city, Mikkeli. The film was sold to over 30 countries.

Development on Furrow began eighteen months ago, and the proof of concept was filmed in Finland in February.

You can keep track of the films progress via their Facebook page:

Watch the trailer for Rendel here:


Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.


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