We recently got a tip on a Danish short film entitled The Headless Lover, and keeping to our promise to bring you the best of horror from across the globe, we checked it out. What we saw made us cringe, made us laugh and was almost certainly the best made short film we’ve seen in a while.
Written, directed and produced by Kim Lysgaard Andersen, The Headless Lover is actually part of a larger anthology project entitled The Book of Horror. This trilogy of films is inspired by and written in tribute to the “Tales from the Crypt.” And immediately upon viewing The Headless Lover you’ll see just how spot-on the filmmakers were. This could easily have been an outstanding episode of the much-loved HBO series.
Do yourself a favor and check this out. It runs about 25 minutes long and you’ll dig every bloody second. Maibritt Saerens is outstanding in her role as the two-timing Sascha, and Michael Caroe and Jorn Fauerschou complement her nicely. And kudos also go to the F/X team for tackling some very challenging shots.
The Headless Lover is currently touring festivals around the world and has recently been picked out for the film festival MovieBattle 2012 where the subject for all films is supernatural horror. Like The Book of Horror and The Headless Lover on Facebook, and visit the official The Book of Horror website to see the new nightmares Andersen and the crew are concocting.
About The Book of Horror
Welcome to The Book of Horror – a trilogy of short films made by Kim Lysgaard Andersen. And welcome aboard a film project that mixes horror, jet black humor and sex in a lethal cocktail that will make your head spin.
The Book of Horror films are inspired and made in tribute to the grand old classics in “The Tales from the Crypt”. If you are a fan, you have come to the right place. Still, The Book of Horror films are completely their own. Our guess is you have never seen anything quite like them. Have a look – and let us know.
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