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.
A very disturbing documentary on one of nature's most fierce and unbelievable creatures.
Bettering films like "The Blair Witch Project" by adding deeper mythology, richer themes, and more effective filmmaking, Norway's "Troll Hunter" is a neatly assembled, highly exciting found-footage horror film. Andre Øvreda's film combines monster-movie adventure, hunted-humans horror, and documentary-style urgency for a film that is swift, good-looking, and fully entertaining.
Purported to be the footage of an amateur documentary crew whose investigation into bear-killings turns into something else entirely, "Troll Hunter" uses the found footage format to create a film that is gripping, slyly amusing, and almost political. Finding themselves following a government endorsed troll hunter, the crew members capture the hunter in action as he works to make the countryside safe from the legendary beasts.
"Troll Hunter" could have…
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 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.
Part of my Scavenger Hunt #2 list. Task:
28. A film that actually changed your mind or opinion about something.
This movie made me believe that trolls really exists.
No, but seriously, Troll Hunter came as a big surprise, me not being able to even imagine a Scandinavian country making this kind of movie work. And not only does Troll Hunter work, it rocks. Go Norway!
Being a Swede I grew up with John Bauer trolls. My grandmother has a big collection of John Bauer trolls - and Bauer-ish troll figurines. The trolls in Troll Hunter is more of those from the Norse mythology though; grumpy raging giants, but not without some of the charm from the trolls I grew…
Another found footage movie but this one is a cut above most of the other films of this type saturating the horror market. Three college students are investigating a spate of bear killings in the Norwegian country side, at first the think it is the work of an unlicensed poacher but when they start following him they realise he isn't the one doing the killing........
For a fairly low budget movie it looks really good, with the trolls themselves giant life-like creatures, the acting is solid throughout with Otto Jespersen being the stand-out as the titular Troll Hunter, an unassuming bad-ass, always cool as a cucumber, i could have watched a whole film of him telling his matter of fact…
Weirdly dull. Like a real documentary. Which I feel like that's what they were going for so I mean kudos.
Under different circumstances I may have enjoyed this movie far more than I actually did but for whatever reason, I never got into this film. (Maybe it's because I started "Gremlins" first and then decided to watch it during Christmas instead)
I admit the movie is a very cool concept that is executed quite well. Released right at the beginning of the found-footage golden age, this film is a case study on how found footage films should be made.
I wish I could have loved this movie.
I would have pulled some Shadow of the Colossus shit on them farty trolls.
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. I normally don't like found footage, but this one is really well done. The effects work looks great, the actors are pretty good through out and the premise and world-building done through out is fantastic at building up to the main event at the end of the film. If you haven't seen this yet, fire up Netflix and watch it now. Good stuff.
Not scary movie
First published by Little White Lies
"Fairytales don't normally match reality," Hans (Otto Jespersen) tells the three Volda College students (played by Glenn Erland Toskrud, Johanna Møck, Thomas Alf Larsen) whom he has allowed to accompany him on his latest nocturnal hunt so that it can be captured on film and exposed to the public – and it is precisely this mismatch, and the comedy of incongruity that it forges, which lies at the heart of André Øvredal's impressive feature debut Troll Hunter (or Trolljegeren).
Shot in a handheld documentary style, largely improvised by its cast (many of whom are stand-up comics) and presented as found footage that we are told authorities think could be either 'fake or authentic', the…
This is one of the movies I hadn't manage to watch in May during the Monster May. Now I had time for it and this is an impressive piece of art. It varies the found footage scheme a little bit and plays perfect with the clichés about trolls and trolls itself in the norwegian mythologie. Watch it!
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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