Oppdal, Norway / October 2019 /

It’s one thing to watch scary movies in a neighborhood theater, but for a truly otherworldly experience, try Ramaskrik, set in the Norwegian region where the found-footage favorite Trollhunter was lensed, and where sheep outnumber people by more than six to one. “This festival takes place in beautiful Oppdal, at a culture house in a small town surrounded by breathtaking mountains,” a panelist describes. “This is truly an outskirts festival, but the attendance is great, as genre fans from all over Norway travel to it. Ramaskrik has what may be among the best lineups I have experienced on the circuit, with super-exclusive premieres that I simply can’t fathom how they arrange.” He’s not kidding; this year, organizers Bente Maalen and Morten Haagensen snagged Halloween, Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, the Japanese buzz-builder One Cut of the Dead, and more. 

Photograph courtesy of Ramaskrik

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