April 18, 2009

Review: Naboer (2005)

Another solid Norwegian horror flick... what the hell is going on here?

Cast Members of Note- Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie Mosli, Julia Schacht, and Anna Bache-Wiig.

Naboer is about women, and how crazy they all seem to be. Poor John is an average guy that gets dumped by his girlfriend, but not only did she leave him, she tells everyone about his intimate problems, not respecting his feelings at all! Also, she took all of the A-ha records, which is just low in my book.

"Put down the A-ha CD's or you're going to have to take on me!"
Soon after the shrew leaves him, he meets two odd-yet-hot sluts that live next door, and quickly gets sucked into a world of Fight Club-like sex and fear. I'm not sure, but I think the guy gets raped. I can't say too much more about the plot here or else I risk giving too much away, but suffice it to say that this movie made me feel dirty in a few different ways.

She is dirty in her own special way.
Clocking in at only 72 minutes, Naboer was lean and tight, and kept me intrigued the whole time. Mix some Hitchcock with some David Lynch, and add in a bit of Session 9, and you have the makings of the well-executed psycho-sexual study in paranoia that is this film. The mysterious tension in this one is palpable from start to finish, even when you think you've got the movie all figured out. The sex scene is a good example of this; both alluring and profoundly disturbing at the same time, you find that you can't look away even though you really should.

"Until after-death do us part."
Helping people is overrated, and especially when it comes to helping hot chicks. Are they ever worth the trouble? I don't know; the short term can be rewarding, but in the end you're going to pay the price and be left holding the bag. By that I mean holding your own bag. That's a sexual innuendo.

Right now, she's holding his bag.
I don't ever condone a man hitting a woman, unless it's to actually save your life, because it's just wrong. That being said, some of the bitches in this movie deserved a good crack in the fucking mouth.

The smile is a lie!
There's not much gore in this one, but we do get some disturbing visuals, and a rather bloody sex scene.

Not the sex scene.
This movie is dirtier than Lindsay Lohan's hamper; nasty sex, filthy talk, and a good amount of T&A.

I have nothing to say about this.
"Ssh. Ssh... Ssh." or  "Different strokes for different folks."

I think at this point it's safe to say that women can't be trusted. Also, women don't wear bra's in Norway.

No bra.
This little movie just knocked my socks off. It's tight, intense, disturbing, well-shot and has a nice and quick pace. Check it out if you can find the DVD, though this movie is a few years old. Norway is turning out some pretty decent Horror flicks of late.


Julia Schacht is in this.


  1. I don't know if that was intentional or not but I noticed it too; just wasn't sure If I was imagining things...lol.

  2. I quite enjoyed this film. More psychological suspense than gore. Do sick people know their sick?? Great sex scene!

  3. I agree Leif, this one was a good psychological flick.

  4. This movie is terrible. Why do so many people like it? It steals its plot from superior films and tries to make you feel sorry for one of the most despicable protagonists I've seen.