Press release: REinvent launches “REinvent CHILLS”

26. May 2021
Press release: REinvent launches “REinvent CHILLS”

REinvent proudly announce the launch of REinvent CHILLS – a new genre arm, focused on genre films and tv series within thriller, horror and suspense. 

REinvent CHILLS will provide a specialized platform for horror, thriller and subgenres such as psychological thriller and mystery horror, which we previously would market alongside our other titles, stretching from dramas to family films. 

REinvent CHILLS will function as an in-house production brand and a REinvent International Sales brand. 

Rikke Ennis, CEO at REinvent Studios says: “When creating REinvent, our commencing strategy was to create, pick and represent the strongest commercial new Nordic content out there. The CHILLS label is a natural next step in that direction, which I am sure will consolidate our position in the film sales and film production industry. No doubt about it: genre films are here to stay!”

Helene Aurø, Sales and Marketing Director says: “The market for genre films is growing and we’ve seen a continuous interest from buyers. To be able to brand all these titles within the label REinvent CHILLS will definitely help and guide distributors to pick from the very best of these genres.”

With this launch we are proud to present four brand new pick ups: 

LEAVE by Alex Herron (in production from fall 2021), WATCHING by Peter Ahlén (in production from 2022), SPIRIT OF FEAR by Pål Øie (in production 2022) and previously announced POSSESSION directed by Henrik M. Dahlsbakken (in post-production). 

All films are distributed by SF Studios in the Nordics.


LEAVE is co-produced by Tommy Wirkola, who is behind global box office successes, “Dead Snow” (2009, 2013) and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013). The film is produced by Dave Spilde for Trollbound Entertainment. Spilde is one of the producers on Netflix Original Lilyhammer (2012).

LEAVE is Alex Herron’s debut feature. Herron’s previous work includes award-winning work with renowned artists such as Kylie Minogue, Aviici, Kesha and Taio Cruz.

The film is written by Thomas Moldestad, an Amanda Award-winning writer (Norwegian Oscars), with the all-time highest grossing Norwegian horror films, Fritt Vilt 1 & 2 (Cold Prey) on his resume. He is versatile in his work, having had substantial success in a variety of genres such as horror, thriller, fantasy, comedy children’s films.

LEAVE tells the story of a young woman who tries to find her origins after having been abandoned at a cemetery wrapped in a cloth with satanic symbols as an infant, but as she gets closer to answers a malevolent spirit is telling her to leave…



SPIRIT OF FEAR is directed by internationally acclaimed Pål Øie (The Tunnel, 2019) and produced by Einar Loftesnes for Handmade Films. 

When Iris’s son disappears without a trace during a stormy winter night – the little village Tama initiates a full search and rescue mission. As the months pass by and the snow melts, there is still no trace of the boy anywhere. Theories and speculations are all they have left. As a last resort to solve the disappearance mystery, Iris and the retired sheriff Karl decide to get help from the medium Hugo Brenner – but they soon discover that his abilities come with a cost…



Watching is director Peter Ahlén’s feature debut. He is currently co-directing high profile TV-series, TROM (2021), which is being produced by REinvent Studios.

WATCHING is a psychological horror film about the traumatized lifeguard Jenny who returns to her job, hoping to move past a tragic drowning accident. 

But the past won’t let go of her and she soon finds herself trapped inside the public swimming pool, after closing time, alone and with a sadistic perpetrator looking for revenge. Through a bloody, claustrophobic, and terrifying night, Jenny has to fight for her life against a superior enemy, but in the end, there is one question she cannot escape: does she deserve to survive at all?



Although set in the beginning of the 20th century, POSSESSION is frighteningly relevant, as the Spanish Flu epidemic is the starting point of the story. The film unveils the darkness of human nature when under ungraspable pressure. POSSESSION is directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken. 

While the Spanish flu epidemic is sweeping across the continent, a priest and his son return home to their family in rural Norway from missionary service in Madagascar. The priest has been tasked with deciding the location of a new church for the local mining company, which reveals itself to be on top of an old Sami burial ground. When the priest decides to have the remains dug up and removed, the dead come alive and haunt the settlers.


About REinvent CHILLS 

REinvent CHILLS is the genre arm of REinvent, specialized in films and tv-series within the thriller, horror and suspense genre. It will be the home of some of our most recent genre films such as THE OTHER SIDE by Tord Danielsson and Oskar Mellander and horror drama POSSESSION by Henrik M. Dahlsbakken.


About SF Studios

SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.


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