Autumn is finally upon us, so gear yourself up for some very exciting new TV shows on Walter Presents, some Swedish horror, and a new young adult series on Netflix. There’s also books – lots of books – and an Evolution of Horror London event which might capture your interest!
Read on for our new exciting Nordic releases you can check out in October:
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Carmen Curlers | 9th October | Denmark | TV Series
Carmen Curlers has been a huge hit in Denmark and across the Nordics. We are delighted to share that the series will now be making its way over to UK shores thanks to the wonderful Walter Presents!
Having had a preview of the first half of the season we can guarantee you have seen nothing like it from the Nordic region. A a feel-good story inspired by true events with sudden musical interludes and some truly outstanding performances from the brilliant Morten Hee Andersen (Deliver Me) and Maria Rossing (Snow Angels). Get it on your watchlist!
The Conference | 4th October | Sweden | Film
We love October and the autumnal season, and the opportunity to to watch some great horror films.
Netflix has provided us with something different tp their usual Nordic offerings recently, with a full on slasher movie called The Conference. A group of work colleagues go on a conference trip together only to be hunted down by a serial killer who likes to use alsorts of items to bump them off – but who is it?
There is a great cast here including the likes of Katia Winter (The Year I Started Masturbating), and Eva Melander (Border). This one isn’t for the faint hearted despite how comical it is! You’ve been warned!
Get it on your watchlist if you love a good horror for October.
TORE | 27th October | Sweden | TV Series
Described as a ‘feel good and bad comedy about feel-good-and-bad dramedy about running away from all the things that hurt while trying to figure out who you are‘. We are really excited to catch Tore when it arrives at the end of the month.
The series is written by, and stars, William Spetz who sees his character Tore trying to supress his grief when someone close to him is hit by a garbage truck. Working during the day in his father’s funeral home Tore discovers a new world of sex, drugs, and alcohol – will this new discovery continue to supress his grief?
White As Snow | by Lilja Sigurdardóttir | 12th Oct 23 | Fiction book
Following on from the best sellers ‘Cold As Hell’ and ‘Red As Blood’, Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s Arora series continues with ‘White As Snow’. In the 24-hour darkness of an Icelandic winter, a shipping container hiding a dark secret sparks off an international manhunt in this twisting and tense novel.
The Beaver Theory | by Antti Tuomainen | 12th Oct 23 | Fiction book
Comedy isn’t often thought of when talking about thrillers, but in Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s Rabbit Factor Trilogy laughs a plenty pepper the thrills and twists one normally associates with the genre. Now being adapted for the screen, this final instalment in the trilogy is eagerly anticipated.
Published by Orenda Books and Translated by David Hackston
Stigma | by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Egner | 12th Oct 23
Book 4 in the popular Blix and Ramm series, sees Norwegian writing duo Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Egner take us inside the murky world of Norway’s prison system, where former police investigator Alexander Blix now resides as a convicted criminal
Published by Orenda Books and Translated by Megan E Turney
The Prey | by Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 31st Oct 23 | Fiction book
Three phone calls all strike fear into their recipients. How are the three calls connected and what may be searching for prey out on the ice? Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir has always had the knack of instilling chills into her readers and The Prey is no exception.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton and Translated by Victoria Cribb
Days & Days & Days | by Tone Schunnesson | Out Now | Fiction book
Former reality TV star Bibbs has just been dumped by her boyfriend Baby and to make matters worse she has been given an ultimatum by him; pay 100,000 Swedish Krona by the end of the week or lose your flat. Bibbs is left no choice but to take drastic action.
This is a wild ride that is wonderfully written by Tone Schunnesson who is certainly one to watch for the future!
Published by Heloise & Translated by Saskia Vogel
Evolution of Horror Presents: HAXAN (1922) | 19th October | London
The excellent horror podcast master Evolution of Horror will be doing one of their live events this month and one of the films they will be covering is a Swedish classis from 1922 – Haxan.
Haxan is a silent movie that acts as documentary that studies history of satanism, witchcraft, and other spooky medieval meddling.
Follow the link HERE to find out how to get tickets.
Get settled in for plenty of spooks, thrills, and feel-good series!