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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.
(Part 1 of "Arielrocks5’s List of films to do for Todd Gaines’ Challenge! (George Lucas Special Edition Gen X Director’s Cut)".
Challenge: A movie about a troll. Since it's more fun to watch a movie about a troll, than interact with one.)
André Øvredal's "Troll Hunter" is a found footage film about Trolls in Norway. In this world, not only do they exist, but the heroes we find within old folk tales are still around to keep them in check from lashing out into the public eye.
Our story really begins with three collage students filming a mysterious man who man think to be a bear hunter in a smaller part of Norway, named Hans, who turns out to be…
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…
Part of Hoop Tober
Since it's part of the rules of the Hoop Tober challenge to review every film and I do not really have much time to write right now, my reviews of all these horror films will be shorter than usual, but I'll try to keep them just as sweet.
It's strange how a film manages to be so creative and sadly unsurprising at the same time. There is a lot of craftsmanship and brilliant originality surrounding the world of trolls and the mythology that is in this film, Øvredal creates this fascinating world paying attention to detail and goes deep with his love for the amazing creature, giving us a lot of insight and making up delicious…
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…
I'm not a great fan of the 'found footage' horror movie. Yes, the first person camera has an interest, it becomes a character and we see through its eyes: it creates a sense of immediacy, we are placed into the centre of the action. It is good at the classic horror movie situation where a character moves forward while we suspect there is something nasty lurking around the corner - and in Troll Hunter the scenes in the woods are amongst the strongest. And when something nasty happens the camera creates a sense of panic: it looks on at the horror mess around it. The camera is an ideal horror character: it watches but cannot act: it views the horror…
Easily a top three found footage film. This movie was just flatout fun. It had a serious tone that actually added to the humor and enjoyment. Plus, who doesn't like trolls!
Holy shit, this movie. Imagine the exact premise of The Blair Witch Project, except it takes a hard left into the gritty realism of fairy tales. Never failing to deliver the money shots we never got in BWP, this movie manages to make what are essentially goofy, cartoonish monsters feel at once menacing, ancient, majestic... and still goofy. Definitely one of the best of the found footage AND giant monster genres.
The rainy, mountainous, beautiful landscape of Norway is the setting for one of the most original and exciting found footage films I've seen. This is a film that doesn't require a plot. It's simply a fantastic voyage into a reality where creatures of fairy tales are real, and terrifying. The found footage trappings work wonderfully to provide a first-person perspective. We hear roars in the distance. We see the ground vibrate. We catch quick glimpses of unspeakable monstrosities towering over the trees, lumbering in our direction. It utilizes the conventions of the sub-genre quite effectively.
Many complain that this film isn't scary. I disagree. Although it doesn't contain the traditional horror tropes that we typically expect from these sorts of…
Fucking awesome film. Excellent story, acting, idea, tone, effects etc etc etc. I am so glad that they decided to not remake this one. Great movie that all horror and cult fans should see. Also very humorous in some parts.
Found Footage ist doch nicht selten quatsch. "Glaub bloß nicht, du könntest die Aufnahmen behalten! Die nehm ich euch weg!" sagte er, stieg ohne die Kamera, Aufnahmen oder sonst irgendwas ins Auto und fuhr weit weit weg. Schöne Landschaft aber!
the only found footage film to not give me a headache
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In alphabetical order. I have a very broad definition/perception of what horror is, and can be, so keep that in…