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.
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…
A very disturbing documentary on one of nature's most fierce and unbelievable creatures.
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…
fake documentary in the style of Blair Witch and Cloverfield. Clever and original despite its obvious inspiration. Also not scary enough that I couldn't watch it with my wife and teenage son, who aren't horror fans so much...
I was so bored by this film that I just stopped reading the subtitles.
Would have been 3 stars if it were in English.
a surprising movie, mostly because i'd waited long enough between hearing about it and watching it, that i had no expectation of what it might actually be, but had lots of fun watching it.
the special effects have aged a bit in the intervening years, but it lives and dies by the acting of of each of the main protagonists even if their lines and behaviors are at times written a bit poorly. regardless, a fun movie to watch.
One of the most surprising films I've ever seen. I started it on Netflix and next thing I knew I was glued to the screen.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Norwegian movie Trolljegeren (TrollHunter) is a fantasy film presented in the form of a "found footage" but belongs more in a mockumentary category. André Øvredal wrote it and directed it with the help of a mixed cast of relatively unknown actors and well-known Norwegian comedians, including exceptionally cool Otto Jespersen.
I wasn't planning to watch this movie but this morning I woke up before 4 am and there were not too many options for activities when everyone in the household is sleeping... I am glad this was the one I choose - the story of a group of university college students, Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud), Johanna (Johanna Mørck), and their cameraman Kalle (Tomas Alf Larsen), set out to make a…
No other film has had the impact that Troll Hunter has had on my life. I'm a self proclaimed Troll Hunter evangelist. The great part of Troll Hunter is that you start the film by giggling at the very idea of it, and by the end you're simply amazed that this isn't in every household or taught at every school. Troll Hunter takes you on an adventure that you never thought possible and opens up your imagination. It's done a great mockumentary way and shows amazing Scandinavian scenery along the way. Perhaps my favorite part is that they don't leave out specifics on Troll Hunting lore, which allows many inside jokes to be had around friends of mine that have also watched it.
Every person I've recommended this to has thoroughly enjoyed it, if you're reading this, do yourself a favor and watch it immediately.
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