Troll Hunter, the Norwegian sleeper hit from 2010, took the whole shaky-cam genre to the next level, adding the concept that the fictional fantasy monsters – the trolls – the team were looking for in the Norwegian rugged wilderness were actually real. There is no ambiguous Blair Witch-ness to the whole affair – Trolls exist, they’re big and they are mean.

Chunky and grim, these deliberately down and dirty creations are so well put together that, when the fearful hunters shout “Troll!” and the woods rip apart to reveal a stone-faced monster, you actually believe they are there.

Trollhunter was written and directed by André Øvredal, and features a mixed cast of relatively unknown actors and well-known Norwegian comedians, including Otto Jespersen.


The Trolls in Troll Hunter (2010)




The Trolls




We like:

  • Trollhunter takes Scandinavian mythology and brings it into the present day with reasonable scientific justifications, whilst the amateur documentary style film making adds realism.