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Witches in Scandinavian Film

It’s hard to imagine that Scandinavian horror exits: Denmark, Norway and Sweden top every human development list and the beautiful landscape creates a fresh and scenic place to live. Also, lets not forget it was Sweden who gave the world ABBA. However, in the eyes of the Scandinavian filmmaker, crime and horror is embedded within the lush green fjords and small towns. The weather helps create this dim mood, of course, as parts of the countries are bathed in 24-hour darkness. On top of that, Scandinavia was home to the brutal Vikings and Norse gods like Odin and . . .

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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.