Thale concerns a Huldra. For those unfamiliar with the creatures, the following is from Theresa Bane’s Encyclopaedia of vampire Mythology (p126). The entry is for Skogsfru but Huldra is given as a variant:
Skogsfru (Scocks- FRU)
Variations: Huldra, Skogsra, Swor, Tallemaja, Wood Wife, Wood Woman
In Scandinavia there is a type of vampiric fay that looks like a beautiful woman with long auburn HAIR and a cow tail. It is called skogsfru. It lives in the woods and usually approaches a young man at night while he is at rest in his campsite. It tries to use its beauty to seduce him. While engaged in sexual intercourse, it will drain him of his life- energy (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). On occasion, the skogsfru will decide not to harm the man and marry him instead. Sadly, their union will not last as it is a fay, an inherently wild creature, and will eventually return to the woods. The abandoned husband will slowly begin to die, longing for its touch. It is considered an unlucky omen to see a skogsfru, as it causes madness in its lovers.
|Elvis is unwell|
|Elvis and Leo|
|emerging from the bath|
|Thale, with tail|
|impaled by gun|
|one of Thale's sisters|
So, an unusual creature, an unusual film. It isn’t perfect but I rather like it. I would have preferred it to have soft coded subtitles on the UK DVD rather than the hardcoded ones included, but that’s just me.
The imdb page is here.