Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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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.
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.
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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.
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…
The cheesiness of the trolls is one of the things I liked most about this movie. So often in film, our conception of what should be happening in a given moment or what something should look like has been narrowed down to such a fine point that little deviation whatsoever is accepted. That this is ostensibly a horror action film with goofy looking trolls in it is a risk I admire them for taking in the film. No, they're not the scariest thing that I've ever seen, but in some ways that's better than watching the same web 2.0 cgi creations again and again.
The film itself is nothing special imo, but it's funny at parts, scary at parts, and the titular troll hunter is a pretty interesting character.
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I found most of this both fun and funny. There were a few boring, slow parts as well but they didn't drag the movie down too much for me.
Its an unconventional mocudrama. What makes this movie work is the world building, as it really does explain the many different aspects of its mystery. The character building is almost nonexistent as the plot is focused solely its concept, but I probably would have like the film less if they had shoehorned in extra subplots to better flesh out the characters. As it stands, Troll Hunter is a good (although slow) movie with a interesting premise that fulfills exactly what it sets out to. It also has the sense to show its monster several times throughout the movie, keeping the pace up while still leaving room for the mystery.
Ringlefinch, the Tusseladd, the Jotne, the Raglefant and the Mountain Kings...at the end of the movie you will know the differences between all these trolls...and the dangers of having Christian blood...
When wanna-be documentary students from 'Volda University' - presenter 'Thomas' (Glenn Erland Tosterud) sound recorder 'Johanna' (Johanna Mørck) and cameraman 'Kalle' (Tomas Alf Larsen) start investigating local bear killings they end up in the harsh dense forests of Norway and they stumble across more than they bargained for...
The film builds nicely and takes its time to create the right atmosphere and most of the performances are natural and believable (in particular 'Thomas' is the most fresh-faced and innocent looking lead character you are likely to ever see) while…
Norwegian found footage of College students tracking down a illegal bear hunter. You must be a licensed hunter (which are few)to hunt bear. The students follow the hunter into the deep woods. They then realize he does not hunt bear. I'm a sucker for most of these handheld movies. Even though at times the Trolls looked a tad to CGI,I thought it was really well done. The Troll Hunter (Hans),is a great character. He has been by himself for years and he is very tired and wants to quit. Since they say at the beginning it's found footage we already know this doesn't end well. I liked it.
A very exciting found footage movie. It didn't have the perfect mix of fantasy and science for me (it seemed to not know whether or not to be realistic), but it is well shot and very exciting.
Βόλτα στα φιόρδ να σκοτώσουμε κακά τρολ, τελειώνει και με Kvelertak τι άλλο να θελήσω από found footage δηλαδή.
Η σκηνή στην γέφυρα που o trollhunter βγαίνει με την σιδερένια σύριγγα ντυμένος σαν knight who says Ni είναι σαν να απέδρασε από νουβέλα Discworld.
The details in the explanation of trolls in the modern world are amazing. The sunlight, electricity, all of it was quite clever. I have to admit the part about the Christianity made me laugh, because I'm a terrible person.
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