Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
You believe it when you see it!
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
After 3 recommendations to watch this movie popped up on my Mothman Prophecies review, I decided fate was dealing me a hand I had to play.
Troll Hunter is a little found footage film that follows an amateur film crew that gets taken under the wing of a mysterious hunter who claims he hunts in the middle of the night for the government. He drives a beat up van, has a stereotypical facial scar, and he keeps to himself.
If you aren't already at least moderately interested in this movie, I don't know how to help…
A very disturbing documentary on one of nature's most fierce and unbelievable creatures.
A found footage movie about the troll problem in Norway. After watching this footage I can tell you they have a serious troll problem. Movie shows some college kids following a troll hunter....at first they think the troll hunter is crazy....but after a couple nights they realize they are following the Indiana Jones of troll hunters. A fun movie to watch....I enjoyed this movie....just probably not going camping in Norway anytime soon.
Whilst humour is present throughout the film in it's dry Norwegian style, this dark fairy tale really carries itself with some superb tension.
The excellent performances from the unknown stars are vital, alongside incredible visual effects, to ensure a natural and overwhelmingly real atmosphere for this fantastically unique piece of independent filmmaking.
Much like Rare Exports, this is another much hyped Nordic genre film which squanders a killer concept. I did enjoy this more than the aforementioned movie, at least this didn’t feel like it was missing an entire act, but it was still a little disappointing given the good reviews and positive word of mouth.
It follows the found footage conventions to the letter which is a little disappointing as it feels rather safe and predictable, something that found footage films used to be good at avoiding. The film does get a number of things spot on: The creature designs are excellent as is the way they are realised in CGI (it is certainly helped that they are kept off screen…
What a Wonderful World Challenge Film #4
My rather low rating for the film Troll Hunter should come as no shock, as there was very little chance I would enjoy this film going in. While I continue to be a fan of The Blair Witch Project, it is because I recognize that film for being innovative and compelling, utilizing the found footage style with perfection to make me genuinely scared of going into the woods.
15 years after the release of The Blair Witch Project, and I am a fan of only one other film from the found footage sub genre, that being Chronicle. I find the whole concept of trying to pretend I am watching something real to be…
Man oh man, I really liked this movie.
I really love to see a good found footage film. This one certainly fills that mark. Never seen a film like this before. If you told me about somebody trying to make a troll hunter film, I would probably say cool idea but the product will most likely suck. I was not expecting this.
I liked how they didn't make you have to work out the technicalities of the Trolls. Like in a vampire movie I'm always wondering "So are these the kind who straight up die in sunlight, do they burn, or just sparkle?". This film answered all of my questions, whether it was through questions asked directly to The Troll Hunter or through inference.
Nice touch of Kverlertak at the end as well.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Read my DCist review.
The 'dead troll form' had me in stitches but overall a decent found footage film.
Though I had higher expectations of this movie and was, in fact, a bit let down, it still deserves some praise. God knows how hard it must be to make a successful, monster/found-footage movie that isn't absolute shit. That being said, it's entertaining, exciting even. It looses its fear factor very early into the movie, probably due to the early exposure of "the creature". But for once, I do not believe that to be a flaw. I do think it brought a new perspective, a more humane perspective to the creatures, putting aside the idea of making a monster for the sole propose of it being "scary". And that, was, in the least, a very interesting choice.
Still great fun. Nice tongue in cheek humour, but played with brilliant utter seriousness by the lead actor.
My brother has had a bad week so we chucked this on this evening to cheer and distract him, and it worked, and I love films that can do that.
It's silly but in a lovely way, the characters are great (especially Hans) - which makes such a difference, if you care whether they live or die - but mainly I just LOVE the trolls. They look perfect, they're used sparingly and are portrayed as sympathetically as a troll can be portrayed. There are also some very funny lines that are almost thrown away, a really confident script.
Not for everyone perhaps, but definitely my kind of monster movie.
Although this doesn't actually stand up to re-watching for me I am giving it 4/5 because I was blown away when I saw it at the cinema. The format works so well that you forget that it is an overdone technique, the effects are just fab, the cast really work the fake-doc format, the performances are great. I actually wonder about people who didn't like this, like, what happened in their lives that made them that way?
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
- A Serbian Film
- Men Behind the Sun
A list of some obscure, twisted, fucked up movies that i sorta like. How many have u watched?