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.
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…
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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.
Probably the best executed found footage monster movie I've seen. Not perfect it feels a little long, even though it's less than 2 hours. The trolls look kinda funny, but that might be intentional. They play everything straight, and it comes off as credible. Also some great locations, a good ad for Norwegian tourism.
A decent B movie with some really great lore and history behind it.
odd movie that didn't quite pull me in and didn't quite do what i expected it to. which is good. equal parts predictable and unpredictable but still somehow lacking...
I loved the concept and the mythology of Troll Hunter, and the special effects are very impressive, but the film really feels like it's lacking something. I'm not sure what that something is but I was quite underwhelmed. I think because the movie takes itself so seriously it sometimes feels a little awkward and unintentionally comedic. Definitely worth a watch though as it's still a pretty big achievement considering the budget.
Probably the best found footage style movie I've seen. Ain't saying much.
One of the best found footage films ever made. Something completely different than the usual crap sloshed out by mostly American movies. I hate the idea that this is planned on being re-made for American audiences, it's good enough on it's own. Like the trolls in the wild, just leave it alone! But be sure you give this a watch, the ending it builds up to is a worthy journey.
I was excited for this film because of the hype but i found it very disappointing. The found footage style didn't really seem like it was adding anything to the film and the acting of everyone but the main university student was very contrived. Although i loved the insights this film gave into trolls and the superb special effects, it really didn't do anything for me.
I think that they tried to make it some sort of environmental/political/social commentary but the movie wasn't engaging enough for me to try and figure it out.
Found footage movies are made by lazy assholes who ruin their own movies by thinking they're being clever. (Apply this to ALL 'found footage' movies.) Could have been good if it wasn't.
Kleiner "geheimtipp", den ich mir mal aufgeschrieben habe. Bin mir nicht ganz sicher ob er diesem Status gerecht wird. Sicherlich bringt er mit dem Thema Trolljagd mal ein ausnahmsweise frisches Motiv in die Found-Footage Landschaft aber die meisten Klischees werden trotzdem abgearbeitet. Nachtsicht, Versteckenspielen, Wackelkamera beim Wegrennen und Leute die sich offensichtlich unwohl fühlen gefilmt zu werden. Dazu kommt noch die GRAUSIGE deutsche Synchro. Weiss euch da aber auch kaum eine Alternative zu empfehlen, da der OT in Norwegisch ist. Teilweise gibt es so fatale Storyschwächen und -Probleme, dass ich es fast für absichtlich lustig halten soll. Insgesamt wirkt der Film wirklich so wie sein Budget es erwarten lässt. Letztendlich muss man aber sagen, dass die Trolle (die recht früh…
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Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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