Review: Lyst (2017)

Another Norwegian horror which falls into the category of heavy female neurosis.


Director: Severin Eskeland
Stars: Magdalena From Delis, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen, Damian Gallagher
Distributor: AWE
Runtime: 85 mins

“I don’t know what’s real, and what’s in my head.”

The famous crime-novelist Lisa is in a dark trauma after a rape. She’s experiencing a haunting nightmare, where the masked rapist is after her, but is it a dream or is it real? And who is the rapist; Her psychologist, an ex-boyfriend or is it the police…or even herself?

It’s always a bold move to make these kinds of subgenre movies in Norway. An all hail to these directors for the effort. It’s a low-budget flick, but the script, cast and location gives us value. Storywise it coold have been tighter, but I still enjoyed this effort, and would love to see more of it. Did I mention the cool gore-effects? Well done lads!