Swedish Horror Films: The Complete List

by MidoriFiore | created - 11 Jan 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

A list over all the Swedish horror flicks I know about! I am not gonna say which I think are the best or the worst, that is not the purpose of this list. I thought we all needed a guide to every Swedish horrorfilm ever made since I could not find such a guide myself.

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1. Frostbitten (2006)

98 min | Horror, Comedy

Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten.

Director: Anders Banke | Stars: Petra Nielsen, Carl-Åke Eriksson, Grete Havnesköld, Emma Åberg

Votes: 3,818

2. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 198,778 | Gross: $2.12M

3. Blood Tracks (1985)

Unrated | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A film crew producing a rock music video decides to shoot at an abandoned factory above the snow line. When an avalanche strands them, a murderous family living in the factory attacks and kills many of them.

Directors: Mats Helge Olsson, Derek Ford | Stars: Jeff Harding, Michael Fitzpatrick, Naomi Kaneda, Brad Powell

Votes: 410

4. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 16,819

5. Not Like Others (2008)

75 min | Thriller

Vera and Vanja, two vampire sisters, are forced to run for their lives, when Vera kills the leader of a biker-gang in a night club. While escaping from the bikers, Vanja gets more ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Pontikis | Stars: Jenny Lampa, Ruth Vega Fernandez, David Dencik, Omid Khansari

Votes: 474

6. Drowning Ghost (2004)

100 min | Horror, Thriller

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Rebecka Hemse, Jesper Salén, Jenny Ulving, Peter Eggers

Votes: 1,911

7. The Visitors (1988)

R | 109 min | Horror

Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Ersgard | Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Lena Endre, Johannes Brost, Joanna Berglund

Votes: 1,848

8. Evil Ed (1995)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

Director: Anders Jacobsson | Stars: Michael Kallaanvaara, Olof Rhodin, Hans Wilhelmsson, Anders Ek

Votes: 3,046

9. Death Academy (2005 Video)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A couple of friends break into their school late one night to solve a mystery hidden in the past, only to realize that they are trapped inside with a masked serial killer.

Director: Daniel Lehmussaari | Stars: Sigrid Josefsson, Oden Nilsson, Tomas Kärrstedt, Ulrica Hedén

Votes: 287

10. Die Zombiejäger (2005)

85 min | Horror

A trio of elite German commandos takes on the toughest assignment of their lives. What is turning the residents of Gothenburg, Sweden, into bloodthirsty zombies who have transformed the entire city into a scene of carnage?

Director: Jonas Wolcher | Stars: Martin Brisshäll, Nick Holmquist, Christian van Caine, Margareta Strand

Votes: 301

11. Sektor 236 (2010)

Sci-Fi

Campers and the Swedish army fight a monster from beyond time and space.

Directors: Björne Hellquist, Robert Pukitis | Stars: A.R. Hellquist, Fredrik Dolk, Daniel Janzen, Tina Ericksson

Votes: 85

12. Kraftverk 3714 (2005)

136 min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Surrounded by endless forest, close by a river, a small community exists where everyone seems to lead idyllic lives. After a few years away, Johanna returns to the village, and becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Widegren | Stars: Maria Bergquist, Emil T. Jonsson, Sandy Mansson, Sara Chaanhing Kennedy

Votes: 126

13. Retzell 73 (2005 Video)

76 min | Horror

8 Months ago a deadly virus was discovered in Asia. Today, only very few survivors remain, where those who are not dead have become mindless flesh eating zombies. Andersson, a young man, ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Micael Berggren, Mats Kejonen | Stars: Chrystian Alarcon, Simon Micael Berggren, Niklas Engvall, Peter 'Phanskap' Jacobsson

14. Scorched Heat (1987)

90 min | Horror

The ghost of a man murdered by two kids comes back to haunt them.

Director: Peter Borg | Stars: Peter Borg, Martin Brandqvist, Babs Brinklund, Dennis Castillo

Votes: 165

15. Smutsiga fingrar (1973)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A young woman dies from a drug overdose, and her brother and his friend try to find out who supplied her with the narcotics. Soon, they're chased all over Stockholm by the cruel but suave ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Ulf Brunnberg, Peder Kinberg, Isabella Kaliff, Heinz Hopf

Votes: 96

16. Sensuous Sorceress (1970)

99 min | Horror

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 »

Director: Torgny Wickman | Stars: Hans Wahlgren, Anita Sanders, Solveig Andersson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Votes: 109

17. Stinger (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

For nearly two months, the USS Newark, carrying an experimental, top-secret military cargo, has been lost at sea. When the sub is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California,... See full summary »

Director: Martin Munthe | Stars: Jordi Almeida, James Cagnard, Casey Clark, Richard Froelich

Votes: 341

18. Camp Slaughter (2004)

85 min | Horror

A bunch of kids go to the woods to party. At the same time a freak known as The Bunny Man has escaped from his nest...

Director: Martin Munthe | Stars: Christian Magdu, Karin Bertling, Michael Mansson, Richard Lidberg

Votes: 677

19. Svart Lucia (1992)

114 min | Mystery, Thriller

A school girl, Mikaela, writes an erotic essay. She gives it to her teacher in Swedish, whom she feels attracted to. She begins to spy on what he is doing and discovers that he has a very ... See full summary »

Director: Rumle Hammerich | Stars: Tova Magnusson, Figge Norling, Björn Kjellman, Liv Alsterlund

Votes: 652

20. Insane (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, looking for somewhere to sleep. She's come to the wrong place. A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, Jenny is looking for her. She's come to the right place. The Bridgeburn Hotel.

Directors: Anders Jacobsson, Tomas Sandquist | Stars: Lars Bethke, Alida Morberg, Johanna Leamo, David Lenneman

Votes: 1,423

21. The Sleep of Death (1980)

90 min | Horror

Set in 1815, a young Englishman touring Europe encounters more than he bargained for. His pursuit of the beautiful Countess St. Alyre brings him into contact with the Marquis D'Armanville ... See full summary »

Director: Calvin Floyd | Stars: Per Oscarsson, Patrick Magee, Marilù Tolo, Brendan Price

Votes: 71

22. Blödaren (1983)

78 min | Horror

On tour through Sweden, the all-girl rock 'n' roll band "Rock Cats" suddenly find themselves trapped in no-man's land when their tour-bus breaks down. Soon they get to meet "the Bleeder", ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Hatwig | Stars: Åke Eriksson, Sussi Ax, Eva Danielsson, Mia Hansson

Votes: 151

23. The Unknown (2000)

91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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 »

Director: Michael Hjorth | Stars: Jacob Ericksson, Marcus Palm, Ann-Sofie Rase, Ingar Sigvardsdotter

Votes: 1,195

24. The Cellar (2003)

73 min | Horror, Thriller

Four college students majoring in art have rented a remote summerhouse for the weekend to get some peace and quiet while working on their latest projects. Their stay quickly becomes ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Kjellberg, Nils Wåhlin | Stars: Mattias Ohlsson, Sandra Tordardottir, Henrik Danielsson, David Clausson

Votes: 256

25. The Doll (1962)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A lonely night watchman at a department store develops a fixation on one of the store's mannequins. He soon steals her and brings her to his home, where he can be with her all the time. One day, she comes to life...

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Per Oscarsson, Gio Petré, Tor Isedal, Elsa Prawitz

Votes: 251

26. Evil Easter 3: The Final Easter (2013)

Not Rated | 42 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Alice becomes the unwilling instrument in a 70-year old Nazi-plot to take over the world and usurp Christianity with obscure Germanic Gods.

Director: Viking Almquist | Stars: Adelin Jonasson, Love Almquist, Adam Hansson, Adam Sandberg

Votes: 7

27. The Werewolf Cult Chronicles: Vietnam 1969 (2005 Video)

20 min | Short, Horror

Vietnam 1969. Three soldiers are on a secret mission in Skull Bay, north of Laos. Sergeant Jones, Private Maddox and Private Turner shall find and kill a female Vietnamese CIA infiltrator. ... See full summary »

Director: Ola Paulakoski | Stars: Alexander Lindman, Johannes Söderqvist, Per Eklund, Sandra Gustavsson

Votes: 60

28. Dracula: The Musical (2010 Video)

180 min | Musical

A relative of Abraham van Helsing meets Mina Harker and asks about the truth about her, her deceased husband and Count Dracula. But the story has terrifying twists and turns beyond expected.

Director: Martin Geijer | Stars: Axel Rydén, Ana Stanisic, Raul Hamilton, Love Bonnier

Votes: 10

29. Lithivm (1998)

127 min | Thriller

Hanna becomes an intern at a newspaper, and immediately begin to hunt for the big scoop. By chance, she stumbles on some cases of missing women. The info brings her close to an active serial killer.

Director: David Flamholc | Stars: Agnieszka Koson, Fredrik Dolk, Johan Widerberg, Pierre Boutros

Votes: 247

30. Morianna (1965)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

The millionaire and tyrant Verner Vade, despised and hated by everyone, controls his family and employees with an iron fist. A family with messy, perverted and promiscuous relations.

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Anders Henrikson, Eva Dahlbeck, Heinz Hopf, Elsa Prawitz

Votes: 71

31. Månguden (1988 TV Movie)

84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer who slaughters campers is on the loose in Sweden. The lead detectives make a breakthrough when the killer, a cloaked figure wielding a sword and a strange mask, appears in a film apparently filmed by himself.

Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Tomas Laustiola, Agneta Ekmanner, Per Myrberg, Heinz Hopf

Votes: 116

32. Sleepwalker (2000)

95 min | Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Ulrik Hansson is 45 years old and lives a secure life in a Swedish residential district together with his wife Monika and their two children. He's got a well-paid job as an architect and ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Pinter | Stars: Ralph Carlsson, Ewa Carlsson, Anders Palm, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 1,195

33. Sounds of Silence (1989)

108 min | Horror

A family in Los Angeles receives the news that they have inherited a mansion in Sweden. The family decides to take a trip to see their new property. There used to be a children's home right... See full summary »

Director: Peter Borg | Stars: Peter Nelson, Kristen Jensen, Dennis Castillo, Troy Donahue

Votes: 119

34. Grottmorden (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

A TV team ends up at an old farm to make a film about the place. At the same time a couple of armed desperados come to the farm and the trouble begins. The hero must rip off his shirt, take... See full summary »

Directors: Anders Nilsson, Mats Helge Olsson | Stars: A.R. Hellquist, Gareth Hunt, Taggen Axelsson, Magnus Cederblad

Votes: 89

35. The House of Orphans (2008)

98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A couple with their daughter move into their dream home, what they don't know is that the house has previously been an orphanage! The orphanage was selling child labor or sex slaves. The ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lehmussaari | Stars: Johanna Annersand, Roger Bylund, Lollo Eriksson, Johanna Hagadahl

Votes: 174

36. The Grief (2009)

73 min | Horror

A group of media students are making a documentary about a legend of the Black Widow - a woman who lived the 1900 th century. She was unmarried, but she had two children, a girl and a boy. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lehmussaari | Stars: Björn Bengtsson, Therese Landström, Ingvar Lehmussaari, Liina Lindblad

Votes: 36

37. Psalm 21 (2009)

114 min | Horror, Thriller

Henrik, a much beloved priest, doesn't believe in hell. Upon receiving the news of his fathers death, he starts a journey that will take him through terrifying secrets, distorted childhood memories, and shake the foundation of his belief.

Director: Fredrik Hiller | Stars: Jonas Malmsjö, Oliver Åström, Robin Åström, Lena B. Eriksson

Votes: 956

38. Mara (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare, as the party is haunted by something evil from the past.

Directors: Åke Gustafsson, Fredrik Hedberg, Jacob Kondrup | Stars: Angelica Jansson, P.O. Möller, Cecilia Samuelsson, Emelie Frantz Nilsson

Votes: 208

39. Bad Faith (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

Mona has just moved to a new town and a new job, when she witness a grisly murder. She's shocked but also fascinated, and when the police won't listen, she starts her own investigations.

Director: Kristian Petri | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Magnus Krepper, Jonas Karlsson, Sonja Richter

Votes: 299

40. Surfzombies (2009)

30 min | Short, Horror

A small village near the Swedish east coast is the home for a few "Boardbums" who are taking the boards during the day and hanging out in clubs at night. Robert, the owner of a surf shop, a... See full summary »

Directors: Pontus Belfrage, Andreas Troedsson | Stars: Linus Björklund, Roger Karlsson, Asif Zejnic, Magnus Åkesson

41. Blood Runs Cold (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed.

Director: Sonny Laguna | Stars: Ralf Beck, Elin Hugoson, Hanna Oldenburg, Andreas Rylander

Votes: 1,244

42. I vädurens skugga (2003 Video)

45 min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery

A murderer in a black mask is killing former transplanted people. The police haven't got a clue about who the murderer might be. How many victims will lose their lives before the killer is caught?

Director: Daniel Lehmussaari | Stars: Kicki Backebjörk, Mikko Haverinen, Peter Johansson, Gruffydd Jones

Votes: 38

43. Marianne (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After the death of his beloved wife a man begins to fall apart mentally, having dreadful nightmares and finding his family and career affected. As time goes on, he begins to rapidly slip away.

Director: Filip Tegstedt | Stars: Thomas Hedengran, Peter Stormare, Tintin Anderzon, Sandra Larsson

Votes: 462

44. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 9,480

45. Phantom Carriage (1958)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror