A Norwegian Horror Movie Marathon celebrating the 1814 - 2014 Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution
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Check out the pictures of our adventure watching FREE Norwegian Horror Movies Waaaaay different from the 6:30 News on TV.
It was an oppressive summer afternoon last May 17 when I spied an ad for the Royal Norwegian Embassy sponsored Viking Screamfest Horror Movie marathon at The Collective, in Makati, an artist conclave of shops with an open air space for events. The event was supported by Vinyl on Vinyl, Wabi Sabi, and B-side.
The Collective is an artist's enclave lying just at the outer fringe of the Makati Business District. The warehouse conversion is a welcome respite from the posh malls, a great place to let your hair down and do doo de doo de doo.
Buddy and I went over, as both of us were HUGE fans of horror movies. The event was a FREE to watch fllm marathon, and we were happy to note that a lot of people came by to watch the scary movies too.
We thoroughly enjoyed that night, especially the baked marble potatoes in Hollandaise sauce, and the baked salmon prepared by the Norsk Chef.
Cold Prey was a slasher film of the sort where everyone dies except some
helpless damsel who pulls one over Mister Murderer. It was the second film of the marathon. and I guess slashers are the kind of film you like for laughs more than for a good scare. It still was a good scary movie, for the kids I suppose, I don't really like slashers. This was the second film of the movie marathon.
Thale is a science fiction crossed with supernatural elements about forest spirits that take care of their own. This was the last film of the event. It featured a lot of bullet time fight scenes too and the prettiest wood nymph.
Troll Hunter was the BEST horror movie of the night. Found footage horror that really kicks butt. The trolls were adorable in their repugnant monstrous CGI motions and getting toasted by UV lights was as awesome as anything else for a Scooby gang fighting creeps. It set the tone for the evening as the first movie of the Viking Screamfest.
Freshly brewed lemongrass iced tea as the only non alcoholic refreshment...Watching creepy movies, we wanted to make sure that no creeps would sneak up on us on the way home so we didn't get bombed. the marathon ended at past midnight, and both of us were able to go home safely and live to tell the tale.
One of the unique diners located in The Collective, The CHIEF VAPERS IMMO. CAFE. which offers great eats for those who hang out there. The area is a venue for many events and gatherings for the enterprising artist communities and those who want a place away from the harried crowd.