In this book review I discuss a recently published anthology on "The Scandinavian Horror film". The authors are well aware that the existence of this genre is not to be taken for granted, and instead ponder films by directors ranging from Carl T. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman to Lars von Trier and beyond, who in their work dealt with horrorful sensations in the past 120 years. Focussing especially on the sources and means of the horror sensation, the anthology investigates the characteristics and common features of the films in discussion, as well as their US-American adaptations.
"Der skandinavische Horrorfilm. Kultur- und ästhetikgeschichtliche Perspektiven (The Scandinavian Horror Film. Cultural historical and Aesthetical Historical Perspectives),"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 19
, Article 41.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol19/iss1/41