Shocktober! Horrific Day #17 – With A Tail! Shocking “Thale” And Bonus “Troll Hunter!”

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Shocktober Goes Nordic!

On our seventeenth day of “Shocktober”, time to head overseas for some incredibly imaginative horror!

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If you are a cult film lover, you can’t help but admire when a film maker creates a unique vision – especially on a low low budget.

Here’s a very imaginative horror film that was made for almost nothing!

Check out the creepy trailer for this horror film from Norway – “Thale”:

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This Norwegian horror film finds a way to be very imaginative on almost no budget. Here is the plot, courtesy of IMDB:

Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter “Thale” in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they’re trying to figure out what or who “Thale” is.

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10K Horror!

Reports say that “Thale” was shot on a budget of just $10,000! And here is one reason why: Director Aleksander L. Nordaas was also the film’s writer, co-producer, cinematographer, editor, and set designer! He also built the sets and shot most of the film in his father’s basement!

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The film’s reviews were mixed, but on the fourth ay of Shocktober, I want to celebrate the ingenuity and creative drive that was behind “Thale”..a real labor of love, and worth supporting for that reason…and for a bonus, here is another great Shocktober treat for you:

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Meet “The Troll Hunter!”

This Norwegian film is also based on a fairy tale – the story of the monstrous trolls that live in Norway’s wilderness – and it’s the season to get wild! Check out the trailer:

These films are now available on DVD and blu-ray, so you can check out these two imaginative Nordic horror films in the privacy of your own home – celebrate Shocktober with a tail!

What a great way to celebrate Shocktober 2016! If you need more proof, I have a few “PIECES” of information to share:

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Yes, this classic 80’s shocker will fill your Shocktober nicely – see the original shocking trailer here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/07/shocktober-day-7-pieces-of-cult-80s-bloody-halloween-2016-horror/

If you like your Halloween a bit less bloody, but still full of great scares, check this out:

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This great “haunted house” film stars the iconic George C. Scott – you can see the trailer here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/02/shocktober-2016-haunted-house-the-changeling-spooks-day-2/

And recently, America has been “spooked” by the appearance of real evil clowns:

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Wow! There are a few great Halloween “evil clown” films to check out, and you can see them here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/06/real-shocking-creepy-clowns-killer-klowns-shocktober-day-6-is-it-pennywise-is-torn-from-todays-headlines/

In fact, here are the first ten “Shocktober 2016” movies to share, including this iconic horror image:

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See all the bloody chainsaws, naked scream queens and clowns, clowns, clowns here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/12/the-first-ten-days-of-shocktober-chainsaws-naked-vampires-scream-queens-clowns-galore/

Enjoy your Halloween – with a tail!

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  1. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Day #17 of #31daysofhalloween unique foreign horror story worth trying –

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  2. I have seen Troll Hunter, but not that girl with the tail. Scandinavian cinema really rocks!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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