Troll Hunter (2010) | The Norwegian mockumentary is monstrously good fun
Although I despair when faced with yet another found-footage film, the 2010 Norwegian horror Troll Hunter is a real gem.
Three wannabe Michael Moore-type filmmakers find themselves joining Norway’s only troll hunter (Otto Jespersen) as he tracks down the biggest, baddest daddy of all troll-dom that has broken out of its government sanctioned reserve, causing other equally-monstrous trolls to move into populated areas. The naive college students then get a quick lesson in survival, as they have to outrun the creatures that can turn to stone or explode when exposed to sunlight.
Troll Hunter is certainly not as cheesy as I had expected, thanks to a witty script and exhilarating story (which puts a thoroughly modern spin on the old Three Billy Goats Gruff tale), well observed characters, and fantastic special effects (that make the trolls look like they have just stepped out of a vintage illustrated fairytale book). This really is a must see.
Troll Hunter is also available to stream on YouTube from Momentum Pictures from £2.49.
Posted on December 25, 2013, in Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged Film4 Premiere, Horror, Momentum Pictures, Must See, Norwegian comic horror, Otto Jespersen, Troll Hunter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.