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 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…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #17
Let's go troll hunting!
A mockumetary disguised as a found footage horror film, Troll Hunter is definitely the most imaginative among its genre(s). It may look like a B-movie from the outside, but once you're 10 minutes into it, you'll find yourself unable to pull your eyes away from the beautiful Norwegian landscapes, from mountains to forests to snowfields. Every troll hunting sequence is suspenseful and inventive, cleverly shot despite all the shaking from the hand-held camera. Otto Jespersen was badass as Hans the fearless troll hunter. Ending was kind of a cop out, but the edited news clip made up for it.
In sum, a pleasant surprise. Recommended, unless you're a member of the anti-found footage club.
P.S. The film actually took its time to explain why some trolls have three heads. Ingenious.
Directed by Andre Overdal this film stars Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen and Johanna Morck. Three Norwegian students making a film about an alleged bear poacher discover he is actually a government sanctioned troll hunter.
Unusually blending found footage and fairy tale this film is surprisingly interesting voyage into Norwegian folk tales and wild life management issues. Some of the content may go over the heads of us non-Norwegians but apart from one or two moments this is a really well constructed piece. The CGI holds up well and the plot rattles along at a decent pace.
- Good effects
- Beautiful filming location/s
- Laods and loads of CGI
God I hate this crap
The found-footage gimmick has gotten pretty old, and the trolls look like something from Harry Potter.
a family of trolls was mercilessly killed while in their home.
Fantastic performances & special effects, beautiful scenery and plenty of laughs.
No diría que es una peli de terror, pero la temática de los trolls y como lo enfocan me ha ganado y encima acaba con un temazo de Kvelertak.
This is my absolute favorite 'found footage' movie. Kind of reminded me of the 'scale' of Cloverfield and the camera work was reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project. Just the right amount of humor and the folklore about trolls was SO fascinating. You also can't beat the beautiful landscape shots. I was so disappointed when it ended. I was left wanting more.
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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