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…
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…
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…
This was fantastic! One of the best found footage movies I've seen. Really intense.
quizas umo de los mejores mockumentary que existen... aunque estan lleno de cliches saben como manejarlo... e incluso saben como lidear con aquellas cosas q molestan del sub genero... ejemplo los saltos permanente... me molestaron solo dos cosas... lo pasasa que se vuelve en el medio y la evidente apologia al maltrato animal, tipico de los escandinavos... un film muy original como pocos se han visto ultimadamemte...
Found footage horror film from Norway with a clever premise - a crew of student filmmakers stumble onto Norway's only official troll hunter, and follow him as he hunts the mythical creatures. Trolls are real and they're dangerous. It's never really scary but it does a good job in exploiting it's unique plot, mixing mythology with basic horror film conventions.
This movie is one of the strangest experiences of a movie I have seen in a while, not quite sure if it was trying to be funny at times or being serious. The film is all about a small film crew from a university who are trying to track a bear with some hunters. They then see a hunter who seems to be not registered to hunt bears and so they believe he is illegally trying to find it himself, but things are not as they seem. We then get introduced to the world of Trolls and what it consists of, the types of trolls, where they live and how they are dealt with. The plot becomes thrilling at times…
Watched it on a whim. Did not expect to love it as much as I did. A rare low budget indie that delivers on the promise of giant CGI monsters. It doesn't shy away from them and keep them hidden. It may shroud them in darkness and night vision, but you still SEE the trolls head on. It's a great little film that whizzed by, the fast paced nature of it really helped and it was worth it's 110 minute run time. Some really impressive work on show here too, in front and behind the camera with some beautiful shots of Norway with a troll in the centre of it. Highly recommended.
Una película ligerita, mitad documental ficticio sobre un supuesto cazador de trolls contratado por el gobierno noruego… mitad publirreportaje sobre las bondades paisajísticas de Noruega subvencionado por la cámara de turismo de ese mismo gobierno. A nivel técnico, interpretativo y argumental poco hay que pueda ser mínimamente reseñable: una skeleton crew de estudiantes de audiovisuales interpretándose a sí mismos en una trama carente de ritmo y que hace aguas por todas partes. Los efectos especiales y visuales, eso sí, son bastante decentes… aunque no sé si lo suficiente como para enmendar el desastre de su conjunto. El final, con agentes del gobierno de por medio, es particularmente sonrojante. En el “People who liked this also liked…” de IMDb aparecen de entrada obras como ‘The Host’ y ‘Monsters’ así que… no sé, a lo mejor les convendría cambiar el título de dicha sección para que así se ajuste un poco más a lo que su algoritmo pretende mostrarnos. THUMBS DOWN.
I still love this movie. My girlfriend...not so much.
Surprisingly great movie. from the title you'd think this is a b-movie of a grade similar to Sharknado but in actuality it's really damn good.
Hoop-Tober 2015! (25/31): letterboxd.com/milo123/list/hoop-tober-2015-a-discovery-of-the-horror/
2010 Films Ranked!: letterboxd.com/milo123/list/milo123s-2010-films-ranked/
Found footage movies are boring. They're unoriginal, weak, dull and never really exciting. Especially when you combine that with monster movies, with the incredibly disappointing Cloverfield being a great waste of some good potential. That's why I'm so happy that Troll Hunter is actually a decent found footage monster flick, and probably one of the better examples of what you can do with a found footage film. It's a terrifyingly true documentary that is actually entertaining and part of the fun is that it takes itself too seriously (one of these statements is false, and you can probably guess which one), ending up with an exciting, atmospheric experience that allows for an…
I'm a sucker for a positive list of modern horror movies.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…