The Troll Hunter Video Clips

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2012 at 1:20 pm,

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Fake documentaries are almost always enjoyable; they usually cover some wild topic and are a great deal of fun to watch. To this day my favorite of the bunch is This is Spinal Tap, but Best in Show, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, Borat and Bruno are also great fake documentaries or “mockumentaries.”

Indie filmmaker Andre Ovredal has combined the mockumentary genre with with the first person hand-held camera style utilized in Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and the upcoming Super 8 to make his next project, Trolljegeren or The Troll Hunter. The Troll Hunter is a mockumentary that follows a group of Norwegian college students as they go searching for real life trolls that are being kept secret by the Norwegian government, like the way the U.S. government does with aliens and Area 51.

The students are under the impression that the power lines running across the hillsides of Norway are actually high-powered electric fences used to keep the monsters away from the general public and they are determined to blow the lid off the whole operation.

There is a lot of a buzz slowly being generated for The Troll Hunter and after looking at the picture above and watching the clips below, I can see why. The idea behind the film is excellent and unique, and there are endless possibilities for how the film can turn out. What I’m most impressed with so far however, are the special effects. There isn’t much to see in the teaser but it lays the story out nicely. The really good stuff starts showing up in the Three-head Troll Clip and the Troll Chase (watch out for the swinging tail!).

Enjoy all three below:

-Teaser Trailer -

- Three-headed Troll Clip -

- Chasing a Troll -

Although the film is in Norwegian with English subtitles, that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to see it. As fellow Screen Rant writer Ross Miller once discussed, you shouldn’t avoid subtitled films. There are plenty of foreign films out there that often more enjoyable than some of the schlock Hollywood puts out – Let Me In, Dead Snow, Pan’s Labrinyth – these three and more are completely subtitled but well worth the watch (or read so it were).

The Troll Hunter will be available overseas October 26th, 2010. No word on a US release yet.

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  1. No kidding about the subtitled films. Though when translated badly (Let the Right One In) it can interfere with the film. But luckily that is not the case, just needed to get that out.

    • This looks like it’ll be quite a hoot. =)

  2. that DOES look like a hoot!

  3. First thing I thought of what was Shadow of the Colossus. I wish.
    This looks cool though.

  4. dead snow… amazing subtitled film

    • Dead Snow was awesome!

  5. This looks like fun!! I do like the forced perspective movies sometimes becuasr I find u get a bit more mystery than a five camera angle view of the troll/monster/alien

  6. What, it looks like an episode of Destination Truth but this time they actually find something….

  7. Blair Troll Project anyone? Wow… and I thought trolls were 1 to 6 inches tall with hair combed by the rainbow. Go figure.

    • The trolls from scandinavian folklore are vicious creatures. They could kidnap you, or sometimes snatch infants from their crib and leaving their own kid. They are depicted as nightcreatures that can’t survive bright light (sun light). If so happened, they will be transformed into stone. The are bigger then humans, dim-witted, ugly. Often very old, so they had moss groving on them. Often lived inside montains, and came out only in nighttime.

  8. In the picture above it kind off looks like the creature form the BEOWUlf CGI movie but fater.

  9. Please, can someone at SCREENRANT write an article on good foreign films?!?! PLEASE!
    You practically nail it (an idea i have been trying to convey to my American friends) in this article, that you shouldn’t avoid subtitled-foreign films. Because there are a ton of great films out there that I as well as my friends would love to see, but I just dont know where to go to find a list of great foreign flicks! I’ve seen Pan’s Labyrinth, and Maria full of Grace, and City of God to name a few, but i want more.

    mainly because I’m tired of paying 12 bucks to see crap made by Hollywood. I’m boycotting these outrageous prices, but thats a whole other argument for another time and place.

    Please, post a list of your Top 25 or 35 Foreign Films (That Americans would never have seen)!!!! hahaha
    Thank you. From a loyal reader of the ‘Rant!

  10. Sean Wilkie, some suggestions, from the nordic countries:
    Of course, all can be read about at IMB, trailers to be found on YouTube

    Nokas – 2010, norwegian
    Authentic about the biggest robbery in Norway, with resemblance to Heat, as 11 men occupies Stavanger in a commando raid armed with machine guns

    Armadillo – 2010, danish
    Authentic about two young men going to Afghanistan

    Max Manus – 2008, norwegian
    The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

    Falkenberg Farewell – 2006, swedish
    Very emotional story of a group of young friends whose lives implode after their schooling ends.

    Flame & Citron – 2008, danish
    A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

    Flåklypa Grand Prix – 1975, norwegian
    Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.
    There can be seen a resemblance between the doll characers in this movie, and the trolls.
    Trolls have been painted by the artist Theodor Kittelsen, norwegian 1876-1914, see http://mikro.nasjonalmuseet.no/kittelsen/index.shtm
    The characters in this movie, was drawn by another norwegian artist, Kjell Aukrust (1920-2002), which must have had some inspiration from Theodor Kittelsen. http://www.aukrust.no/default.asp?WCI=ViewNews&WCE=94&DGI=91&Head=1

  11. .. and should also mention theese:

    Fritt vilt – 2006, norwegian
    A group of young friends beeing slaughtered in the mountains when on a ski vacation, could be a Hollywood production done better, maybe, but cool.

    Rare Exports – 2010, Finnish
    Released christmas 2010, this could be fun:
    http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en

    The Idiots – 1998, danish
    A dogmatic film by Lars von Trier about a group of normal people playing a game where they act as mentally retarded. It have a controversial group sex scene, where not much is left for the fantasy.

  12. I watched this movie yesterday. It was really good! It’s both both funny and exciting, with lots of great references to old troll folklore. Definately worth watching!

  13. I am so looking forward to this movie. It’s out in cinemas in Norway tomorrow and the hype is BIG!! (maybe too big?) We’ll see….
    Still I can’t wait :)

  14. I´m going to see this movie today with some friends :-) I hope it´s good.
    I usaually don´t bother watching norwegian movies (I´m from norway btw), but once in a while someone acctually makes a good norwegian movie that´s worth watching.I don´t know if anyone have noticed, but our language is pretty lame…

  15. I have just seen the movie with my two sons (I’m Norwegian), and it was absolutely fantastic!

    Unfortunately, a lot of the cultural and folklore references will be lost to foreign viewers (like the Three Billy Goats Gruff, to name one of countless others). In pre-scientific times (and pre-Christian times) the human need to explain and understand our surrounding world was just as strong as it is in our modern era.
    Norway was covered by a thick ice sheet during the last ice-age, and that ice sheet has marked much of our landscape and fjords. A lot of topographical features, like a plain strewn with gigantic stone boulders left by melting glaciers, would have been impossible to explain 1500 years ago. Human have always felt small, insignificant and vulnerable when faced with mother natures massive forces, and have always sought explanations in the supernatural and intangible.

    When you walk through Norways mountainous landscape, you will often see terrain features (like a cliff wall or a silhouetted mountain) that resembles a face or a beeing of gigantic proportions. This is similar to seeing a cloud in the sky that resembles a face or an animal.
    Pre-historic Norwegians interpreted this as massive creatures that had turned to stone. The existence of such beeings would also explain how massive rock boulders and other unexplainable topographical features had come about.
    As humans are drawn to mysticism (hence all the worlds religions, new age believes, etc) Trolls found a natural place in Norwegian (and Scandinavian folklore) even far into the more disciplined Chirstian ages.

    In the mid 18th hundreds, Asbjoernsen & Moe released a collection of Norwegian folklore and fairytales they had collected through travelling across the country and writing down stories that had been verbally passed from generation to generation. In these fairytales (which often contain some moral wisdom and guidance), Trolls and other creatures are deeply interwoven in the fabric of the folklore.

    A&M’s collection of fairytales and stories became hugely popular, and they were later illustrated by Theodore S Kittelsen. His fantastic illustrations have created the master image of what Trolls and other supernatural creatures look like, for most Norwegians.

    In the movie “The Troll Hunter”, most of the creatures are carbon copies of this imagery. There also a well of subtile references to national folklore that are absolutely hillarious for a Norwegian. That’s why most Norwegian critics rightfully has characterized the movie as a thriller/comedy. I think the humoristic aspect will be lost to an international audience, which is really sad because it’s absolutely brilliant made and lifts the film tremendously.

    Having said that, the film contains enough thrills and beautiful CGI to make it worthwhile to see for any type of audience. The different sceneries of Norways highlands and wooden lowlands, also creates a perfect backdrop for the folklore.

    I highly recommend this movie regardless of your native origin, as an introduction to Norwegian folklore. It’s a pity most of will miss out on the cultural references and the subtile humor, but it’s quite enjoyable anayway.

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