It Came from Sweden! Filmmaker Ola Paulakoski on “HERMIT: MONSTER KILLER”


Nearly 60 years ago, writer/director Virgil W. Vogel’s SPACE INVASION OF LAPLAND was the first and the last monster movie to be made in Sweden. Now, native filmmaker Ola Paulakoski, along with his gang of horror enthusiasts, are changing all that, with a little inspiration from an old hermit and his dog.

Read on for the team’s comments and a batch of behind-the-scenes photos. Paulakoski, who previously directed 2005’s THE WEREWOLF CULT CHORNICLES: VIETNAM 1969, took some time in between editing to talk with FANGORIA about his latest horror/comedy, HERMIT: MONSTER KILLER.

This creature feature tells the story of a hermit hell-bent on revenge and a guerilla-clad rugby mascot running for his life, with one thing in common: an alien being that has crashed to earth, devouring anyone in its path. “It is very much a homage to old-school monster films and various Roger Corman flicks—everything from HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP to CARNOSAUR,” Paulakoski says. Read more here >>


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Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands Lan, Sweden
Jonas was born in Gothenburg at Östra Sjukhuset 15th of April 1973. He spent his childhood most of the time in Skåne until he went to school. Jonas began a career as a tourist guide, but then moved on to become a journalist. He started his first company (commercials) 1996 when he moved back to his hometown. There he tried many different works, salesman, sampler, telephone salesman, merchandiser. 1997 Jonas went to Gothenburg University to study Film Theory. After less than a year he couldn't go on any further. Jonas wanted to make film instead of becoming a film critic. Today 2016 He's now working with movies from all over the world. Jonas Wolcher has worked with special effects since 1998, for movies, music videos and lectures "impressive horror makeup easy and effective". Now Jonas Wolcher has been involved in several projects such as Sektor 236, Barracuda, WeekEND, Root of Darkness, Hermit, Monster Killer, Coctail Apocalypse, Precision, Stay among many.