Five young field-biologists are sent to northern Sweden to investigate effects of a large forest fire. However, what was thought to be some weeks of camping and easy work soon turns into a ... See full summary »
FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
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Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ... See full summary »
A priest, Sven, and his wife Anna live in a lonely vicarage in northern Sweden. Anna has been suffering from nervous trouble. With them lives her "self-sacrificing" friend Hedvig. Hedvig is... See full summary »
Five young field-biologists are sent to northern Sweden to investigate effects of a large forest fire. However, what was thought to be some weeks of camping and easy work soon turns into a nightmare as they find the remains of a mysterious creature and take it in for examination... Written by
Five young biologists are sent to the northern regions of Sweden to investigate a forest fire. They will live in a caravan and tents out in the woods for some weeks, while they perform some tests. But something does not smell right... Soon they find a peculiar and burned carcass, which kind of look like an animal, only not. But this is just the beginning. Pretty soon, the biologists start behaving strange, one by one. Against their will, they have walked into the unknown...
At first, "Det Okända", or "The Unknown" in English, was accused of being a Blair Witch-rip off, but those were actually the words of the people who had seen the trailer and not the film itself. The trailer looks pretty much like The Blair Witch Project, but the movie is very different. It might have been a bad idea to market the movie in this way, which might be one of the reasons that the movie didn´t do that well at the Swedish theaters.
No, "Det Okända" is more like the masterpiece "The Thing", by John Carpenter, in which you never really knew who you could trust. The only things that reminds of BWP are the location and the shaky hand cameras. In fact, "Det Okända" is better than BWP in all ways. Better acting (all the actors are great), it´s much scarier and the script is more interesting and suggestive. It feels like a classic B-movie, really. It´s not just the best Swedish horror movie I´ve ever seen, it´s actually one of the best Swedish films ever!
Camping will never be the same.
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