Found these lists (twelve total which I've compiled) a couple years back and they slowly became my bible for weird…
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 review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Si hay un vicio que se puede ver de las películas que he reseñado hasta la fecha, es que me gustan los found footage. No son las mejores películas del mundo, a lo mejor, pero yo las disfruto mucho porque necesitan muy poco para hacerme entrar en su pequeño universo. Así que vi Troll Hunter, efectivamente, porque era un found footage. Me esperaba uno de terror, que son los más comunes, y me sorprendo al encontrarme una película de aventuras, pero cámara en mano. Algo bastante fresco, la verdad, y bastante diferente a lo que estoy acostumbrado (Paranormal Activities y Brujas de Blair). Ya solo por eso merece algo de atención. Pero que sea una monster movie más que una…
Well, shit the bed - a found footage film that isn't total wank.
extremely bad, very entertaining
This film hit a chord for me and reminded me of my childhood fascination with monsters like Godzilla. Towards the end of the film when the giant troll is walking towards the film crew and can be seen from hundreds of miles away was for me one very thrillful yet scary moments, due to it fulfilling my childhood fears of imminent doom and destruction. Great film.
The trolls become a problem. What happened?
Great world-building, where trolls are not only folklore.
Nice norwegian "found footage - Mockumentary" experience.
A few minutes shorter wouldn't hurt.
Norwegian found footage. On paper, an interesting mix of found footage horror, documentary, folklore, and government bureaucracy/conspiracy. Somehow the less of its parts. The long stretches of the latter 2 drain the tension while staying dry enough to not add much in themselves; the attempt at a scientific explanation from a veterinarian, for example, is just thrown in. The horror parts take place, due to the constraints of troll existence, at night. There is a lot of shaky cam in the darkness of the forest, which is hard to make fresh and interesting; it's spiced up with night vision and shooting in a cave, which helps, but it's not all that tense. Part of it might be that I found…
"God, I hate this crap" - Hans, emerging from a grotty caravan in a suit of armour, clutching a bucket of Christians' blood.
It always goes poorly when you Netflix with other people.
"Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).