Von Trier’s ‘Kingdom’ voted second scariest tv show ever

From the Copenhagen Post

Lars von Trier´s ‘Kingdom’ has finished second in the New York Magazine’s list of the ten scariest TV shows ever.

The popular Danish miniseries lost out only to ‘Ghostwatch’, a BBC series based on the legend of the Enfield Poltergeist.

Haunted hospital and conspiracy drama
“Set in a haunted hospital on the border between Sweden and Denmark, this miniseries is one part M*A*S*H-style black comedy, one part classic ghost story,” said the magazine.

The American conspiracy drama ‘The X-Files’ ranked third, followed by ‘Twin Peaks’, Stephen King’s ‘It’ and the 1989 version of ‘The Woman in Black’.

So, given the paucity of decent films on tonight, maybe you should be seeking out some of these gems.

But just make sure you have a big enough sofa to hide behind first.

Emma Vestrheim

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.