Feed the Light – Sweden, 2014

‘Protect your eyes… it gets inside your head’

Feed the Light – original title: Lokalvårdaren [“Local Nurse”] – is a 2014 Swedish avant-garde horror film co-written, produced and directed by Henrik Möller. It stars Lina Sundén, Martin Jirhamn and Jenny Lampa. It features a synth score by Testbild.

When her daughter is abducted by her ex-husband, Sara takes a job as a cleaner tracks the missing child and its father to a mysterious institution. But once inside, she has to make an uneasy alliance with the sinister caretaker.

Worse, Sara finds herself trapped in a hallucinatory netherworld where reality turns amorphous, survival becomes parasitic, and an infested darkness lives and feeds in the light…

On June 27, 2017, Feed the Light is released on Blu-ray in North America by Intervision, who describe it as a “landmark in underground Swedish horror, inspired by equal parts H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and something far more disturbing.”

Special Features:

  • Making of Feed the Light
  • The Lovecraft Influence: Interview With Co-Writer / Director Henrik Möller
  • Trailer


“Möller wields an impressive array of camera angles and shot selections, never quite exhausting the possibilities of the looming hallways, and a rather fantastic “creature” that is shadowy and indistinct and, frankly, quite creepy and unsettling. Simon Möller’s unsettling sound design and the pounding, rhythmic, intoxicating musical score by Testbild! contribute to the feelings of unease and tension that build throughout.” Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy

“The soundtrack drones with creepy synth music by Testbild and a horrific soundscape by an entire company of different sound designers. The tempo is rapid not a single shot wasted. Certainly one of the best Swedish films in the last decade and a must see for lovers of H.P. Lovecraft and the Silent Hill games.” Agent Sniff

“Intriguing originality… Acting is also mostly decent, but I felt the dialogue came off as a bit stale or even comedic at times. As for the leaps… well, I’m not entirely sure why certain things happened (and maybe that’s on purpose), but without spoiling the scenes I simply felt they brought out more sighs than curiosity.” Ronny Carlsson, Film Bizarro

Cast and characters:

  • Lina Sundén – Sara Hansson
  • Martin Jirhamn – The Caretaker
  • Jenny Lampa – The Boss
  • Patrik Karlson – VHS Men
  • Ingrid Torstensson – Jenny as young
  • Henrik Möller – The Messenger
  • Karin Bertling – Jenny as older
  • Henrik Rambe – Tommy Jonsson
  • Niklas Jönsson – Victim
  • Osten Östberg – Cleaners
  • Jonas Frank Jirhamn – Cleaner
  • Håkan Elliot – Cleaner
  • Peter Persson – Cleaners

Filming locations:

Malmö, Sweden


Categories: 2014, Arthouse

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