EERIE FAIRY TALES (2019) Reviews and overview

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Eerie Fairy Tales is a 2019 Estonian comedy-horror anthology feature film comprised of four shorts with linking footage featuring The Demonic Narrator.

Written and directed by Mart Sander, the OÜ FilMinistry production stars Lisette Pomerants, Jekaterina Novosjolova, Kadri Rämmeld and Merle Palmiste.


The Demonic Narrator tells us four fairy tales for grown-ups:

In the first story, Actually, the paths of three people who seem to share both the past and the present, intersect in a lonely wayside hotel.

In the second story, The Spring of Solitude, a young village boy Hans falls in love with the mysterious maiden he meets at the sacred spring and decides to free her from an ancient curse.

Abeyance is a story about two investigators trying to solve the secrets of a World War II Nazi research centre.

The Butler Did It is an Agatha Christi-esque murder mystery spiced with black humour, where it befalls to the butler to expose the murderer(s) over a dinner party.


“There’s no real gore, and nary a jump scare, but it is saturated with a mood of dread and occasion doom. It is an absolute breeze to watch, and it excites me to know that Estonia has a wonderful talent in Sander to embrace.” The Scariest Things

” … four fantasy stories for adults, all of which are evocatively produced, written, acted, and directed. Sander, who has a prolific entertainment career in Estonia and all over Europe, has assembled some strong talent both in front of and behind the camera, with a sense of dark poetry – both visual and written – always on display.” We Are Cult

Cast and characters:

Lisette Pomerants … The Nix (segment The Spring of Solitude)
Jekaterina Novosjolova … Lady (segment Actually)
Kadri Rämmeld … Milady (segment The Butler Did It)
Merle Palmiste … Marianne Büttel (segment Abeyance)
Toomas Kolk … Man (segment Actually)
Mart Sander … His Lordship / Proprietor / the Storyteller
Ott Salla … Hans (segment The Spring of Solitude)
Tanel Saar … Investigator (segment Abeyance)
Mart Müürisepp … Inspector (segment Abeyance)
Märt Koik … Science Officer (segment Abeyance)
Liisa Linhein … Liina (segment The Spring of Solitude)
Ain Mäeots … Joosep (segment The Spring of Solitude)
Vahur-Paul Põldma … Butler (segment The Butler Did It)
Väino Puura … Grandfather (segment The Spring of Solitude)
Heli Vahing … Mother (segment The Spring of Solitude)

Technical details:

92 minutes
Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD
Audio: Stereo

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