Friday 16 September 2011

Film: The Troll Hunter

Bears are being blamed for attacks on cattle in Norway but when a mysterious tracker shows up a group of students ask him if they can tag along and film what happens. They get a lot more than they expect.

It transpires that Hans is a professional Troll Hunter and the government have been keeping their existence hidden from the public.

This Norwegian film breathes new life into the "found footage" genre and also works as a monster movie. The Trolls themselves come in all shapes and sizes and while they reminded me of The Flumps (UK kids tv show) the film remains captivating and has some great moments of tension, like when the group find themselves trapped in a Troll's cave.

It's not up there with Rare Exports (see review elsewhere here) but fans of that film are sure to enjoy it.

Ric's Rating: 74%


  1. I fancy having a swatch at this one.

  2. A curious film Michael, worth seeing.

  3. Before viewing this, people have to understand that the Norwegian trolls aren't our trolls. They're a piece of mythology, like Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster here. Only meaner and scarier. The classical song "In The Hall Of Mountain King" is about a man stumbling upon a court of trolls and nightmarish creatures and losing his mind. Might really well look into this. Thanks Ric.

  4. Hey, you god to see Troll Hunter! Thought it was a quirky fun time. And the trolls were amazing for such a small budget.

  5. Will have to check this out soon! Happy it breathes life into the found footage genre, because the genre is getting very tired.

    For example: Paranormal Activity 3. That looks like a waste of time.

  6. I love monster movies & I have been meaning to check this out for a while now.

  7. if I remember correctly this one is getting a Hollywood version too!

  8. Ben, thanks for the info. I remember that piece of music from my school days.
    Alex, although some of them reminded me of cuddly toys I do tend to agree.
    Ty, I agree 100%, the Paranormal Activity films were a great idea poorly executed. This is much better...and fun.
    Zena, it's worth looking out for.
    Dez, I suspect it'd lose all its charm.

    Great comments guys, thanks.

  9. I'm a huge fan of the Troll Hunter. I found it unique, quirky and thoroughly enjoyable. I'm curious if they're gonna pull the US version off. I rather doubt so.


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