Tilbury (1987)

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In the year 1940 when there were British forces in Iceland, a country boy goes to Reyjavik to work for the army. He also wants to know what became of his childhood sweetheart. He soon ... See full summary »


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14 April 2020 | morrison-dylan-fan
| Cadbury's Tilbury Milk Chocolate
Taking a look at my viewings this month of films from Nordic countries for ICM's Nordic Cinema viewing challenge,I realised that I had not seen anything from Iceland! Remembering a Icelandic Horror I had download last Halloween,I got set to encounter the Tilbury .

Note:Some spoilers in review.

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Clearly not holding anything back for this TV Movie with a tasty eyeful of skin within the opening minutes, co-writer/(with Þorarinn Eldjarn) director Vioar Vikingsson & cinematographer Orn Sveinsson milk gloopy splatter horror of a spewing,wonderfully large clawed creature into a bucket of Folk Horror.

The second of two Horror films Vikingsson would make for TV channel RUV, (the other is Draugasaga (1985)) Vikingsson melts a eerie Horror atmosphere on army barricades, darting the camera on the dance floor where Audun finds women in a seizure state, and swinging the camera high to take Audun back to his dream childhood memories.

Churning the Icelandic folklore Tilbury onto TV, the screenplay by Vikingsson and Eldjarn cross-stitch the rustic Folk Horror details of the creature, with a enticing mystery of Audun slipping pass all those who want to keep the town secret safe, in order to drain the Tilbury.

Not listed with the role on this site,Kristjan Franklin Magnus (future star of the superb Nordic Noir TV series Trapped) gives a terrific turn as Audun, thanks to Magnus digging under Audun hard skin from the army, to unveil curiosity of the odd shape he sees moving at night.

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