When the sun doesn't set half the year, it's probably pretty difficult to get your kids to fall asleep. Maybe that's why the Scandinavians invented all these terrifying fairy-tales, to get their youngsters cowering under the covers! Make sure to check out criminally underwatched Finnish masterpiece 'Rare Exports', for a seriously twisted take on Saint Nick.
When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a stump in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than that of a normal child.
Estranged friends Leo (a crime-scene cleaner) and hired-hand Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy casualty deep in the Norwegian woods. When Leo accidentally finds a secret passage that leads to a subterranean living space, he also encounters Thale, a beautiful young woman who sings, but does not speak. Though they are intrigued and concerned for her, they are ill-prepared when others, tracking Thale, finally catch up to her.