Troll Hunter (2010) | The Norwegian mockumentary is monstrously good fun

Troll Hunter

Although I despair when faced with yet another found-footage film, the 2010 Norwegian horror Troll Hunter is a real gem.

Troll Hunter (2010)

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 (2010)

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.



About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on December 25, 2013, in Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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