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Viking Wolf (2023)

‘Viking Wolf’ (2023) Netflix Movie. Review: Returns to its Viking Origins

A movie that tells the story we already know attractively and with style.



Wiking Wolf (Vikingulven) is a horror movie directed by Stig Svendsen starring Liv Mjönes, Marius Lien and Arthur Hakalahti. The script is written by Stig Svendsen, Espen Aukan and Jannicke Systad Jacobsen.

As is the case with Trol, this movie is another take on the werewolf theme returning it to its Viking origins and, as in Godzilla (excuse me, I meant Trol) we go back to the source of the myth to return to the origins.

It is impossible to not be reminded of American Werewolf, in London or Paris… but this time in a small Norwegian village.

And, sure, miss those other movies a little.


A girl in a party with her friends witnesses a cruel murder by an unidentified creature. Nobody can imagine what it was (unless they see the title of the movie, of course).

About the Movie

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Viking Wolf (2023)

Well made within its possibilities. It takes us a little longer to discover the intrigue although, by now, nobody will be surprised about these werewolves and not need their transformation to be kept in the dark so well because we all know that this is going to happen.

As opposed to Trol, this movie is not visually impacting and is a good horror film and that is about it, undertaking to tell the story returning to the origins, but not updating the narrative too much nor discovering new takes on this story. However, the story does not have the usual “tempo”, it has a more liberal screenplay and does not fit into patterns so often seen in Hollywood films of this nature.

Viking Wolf netflix movie
Viking Wolf (2023)

In this movie they try to redo the plot of the werewolf as if we had never seen a werewolf movie, telling us the story from the very beginning, and, using inevitable cues, try and make us forget what is unforgettable.

Indeed, it has an ending that is not impacting (the movie never makes one jump out of their seat at any time), but unusual, and surprising or not, leaves you with the sensation of not having seen again, the same usual werewolf movie.

Good start, good enting. Good movie, not sensational, but okay.

Our Opinion

Well told with a balanced script, is not impacting or an eye-opener, but stands up to things all right in a film that has no pretensions of re-inventing this genre (although, curiously enough, the promises of its premise).

Release Date

February 3, 2023.

Where to Wacth Viking Wolf



Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne / Thale Berg

Arthur Hakalahti / William Ask

Sjur Vatne Brean / Jonas Larson

Vidar Magnussen / Arthur Berg

Ívar Örn Sverrisson
Kasper Antonsen
Øyvind Brandtzæg
Mia Fosshaug Laubacher
Silje Øksland Krohne
Sverre Breivik

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Viking Wolf (2023)

The Werewolf Legend

  • The werewolf legend has its roots in ancient Greece and Rome, with the tale of Lycaon, a man who, in an attempt to test Zeus’ omniscience and power, served him a dish containing human flesh. When Zeus discovered the dish’s contents, he transformed Lycaon into a wolf.
  • The werewolf’s power comes from its ability to transform between two states – human and wolf – and is associated with the full moon.
  • In many beliefs, the werewolf is characterized as a form of supernatural punishment, often inflicted upon someone who has committed a terrible crime.
  • Ancient European beliefs state that a human can become a werewolf through witchcraft or by being cursed by another werewolf.
  • In some mythologies, a belt made of wolfskin is considered to be a symbol of transformation into a werewolf, although it is unclear why this is so.
  • Medieval Europe saw a dramatic rise in reported cases of werewolves and other monsters, likely due to the fact that many superstitions grew out of fear of outsiders and difference during that time.
  • Many Native American cultures have stories of skin walkers who could take on the form of an animal such as a wolf or bear.
  • Belief in werewolves still persists in some parts of the world today with sightings and reports still being made in some countries in Europe and Africa.
Viking Wolf (2023)
Viking Wolf netflix movie

Movie title: Vikingulven

Movie description: After witnessing a grotesque murder at a party in her new town, a teenager starts having strange visions and bizarre desires.

Date published: February 1, 2023

Country: Norway

Duration: 97 mins

Director(s): Stig Svendsen

Writer(s): Espen Aukan, Stig Svendsen

Cinematography: Trond Tønder

Actor(s): Liv Mjönes, Marius Lien, Arthur Hakalahti, Sjur Vatne Brean, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne, Kasper Antonsen, Ívar Örn Sverrisson, Vidar Magnussen, Øyvind Brandtzæg

Genre: Horror

Companies: Filmkameratene A/S, Netflix

Our Opinion

Well told with a balanced script, is not impacting or an eye-opener, but stands up to things all right in a film that has no pretensions of re-inventing this genre (although, curiously enough, the promises of its premise).


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