Teemu Nikki’s Euthanizer and Marko Mäkilaakso’s It Came from the Desert get their Finnish premieres at Night Visions Film Festival in November.

The Finnish film festival calendar gets a worthy ending when Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3017 brings the best genre films to the silver screens of Helsinki. The autumn edition of the festival will be held November 22nd to 26th in Finnkino’s Kinopalatsi.

The festival will screen more than 40 feature films and a top selection of short films during four days and one all-nighter of genre cinema.

Among the most awaited movies are two hard-hitting Finnish genre films: Teemu Nikki’s third feature film Euthanizer and Marko Mäkilaakso’s third theatrical feature film It Came from the Desert. Both movies get their Finnish premiere at Night Visions with the film-makers present at the screenings.

Euthanizer gained exceptional international interest after its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September. Finnish actor Matti Onnismaa is seen in his first main role as the angel of vengeance Veijo, who loves animals more than other humans. The film has been compared to the edgier films of genre auteurs Roger Corman and Monte Hellman. It will be released theatrically in the end of November.

Based on the 1980’s similarly titled computer game, It Came from the Desert is an action packed horror comedy of a scientific experiment that goes horribly wrong, giving birth to giant ants.  Executive produced by the producer of the Finnish sci-fi hit Iron Sky (2012), the film is headlined by two rising British talents Harry Lister Smith and Alex Mills. The most important female role is by the Brit Vanessa Grasse who has gained international praise as the leading actress of Leatherface. The date of theatrical release for It Came from the Desert is not yet known.

The programme of Night Visions consists of the most thrilling recent action, fantasy, horror and sci-fi films as well as rarely seen classics, most of which were banned completely in Finland when they were released. In addition to the best genre fiction films of the year, the festival screens some of the most interesting documentaries in their Finnish premieres.

The complete programme of Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3017 will be released on the week starting October 30th.

The advance sales of festival tickets begins November 3rd on Finnkino website and cinemas.