‘Troll Hunter’ Trailer #2 – A ‘Blair Witch’-Style Monster Hunt

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

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A number of noteworthy pics that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival will be hitting theaters in the upcoming months. Besides attention-grabbing titles like Hobo with a Shotgun and Our Idiot Brother, there’s also the foreign-language mockumentary known as Troll Hunter (previously, The Troll Hunter) to keep an eye out for as well.

Now there’s a second trailer out for Troll Hunter, a Blair Witch Project-style “found footage” flick that follows a trio of Norwegian university students as they set out on a most unexpected and bizarre adventure.

Here is an official description of Troll Hunter:

Shot in a verite style, TROLL HUNTER is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy.

Comedian Otto Jespersen stars in the film as the titular character, a government employee who has devoted much of his life to secretly keeping the troll population in check. Having tired of the tedious and strenuous nature of the occupation – for which he is woefully underpaid – the peculiar Troll Hunter eventually invites the college students along to document his work.

Check out the Troll Hunter trailer below:

Full confession: I’ve actually already seen Troll Hunter, and I’d say it’s overall a pretty entertaining fake-documentary pic. Despite what the trailer (sort of) implies, the movie is neither a moody horror flick in the vein of Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity - nor is it an action-packed thrill ride like Cloverfield. Troll Hunter is much more a horror-comedy that often feels like an actual documentary (read: lots of scenes involving daily life routines and traveling).

Troll Hunter also cleverly combines real-life Norwegian landmarks with CGI to create the illusion that there are actual multi-headed trolls roaming the countryside. There’s also a good deal of genuinely amusing humor that revolves around traditional troll folklore and superstition.

If you’re not a fan of “found footage” movies on principle, then you’ll probably want to pass on Troll Hunter, since it has all the standard elements of titles from that genre (messy camerawork, loosely structured plot, etc.). Otherwise, I’d recommend giving it a look.

The Troll Hunter will be available on VOD next month on May 6th. It’ll begin a limited theatrical release later on June 10th.

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  1. Speechless…..very cool undercover film….

    • 1st trailer was WAY better… still cool as hell though. Moving staring lower Michigan inhabitants = awesome. :)

      • Hey, easy now. I live in the Thumb and do not have multiple heads. It’s a common misconception.

  2. Looks cool!

  3. Not accurate! I didn’t see one…NOT ONE, that was smaller than my thumb and with neon hair. COME ON, MAN! ;)

  4. I’ve already seen this movie, too, and I really thought it was unique and entertaining. And honestly…with a bit bigger budget for some of the special effects, this thing could’ve been awesome.

    Definitely fun, though. It’s nice to see a movie with at least a bit of originality for a change.

  5. I’ve seen this a couple of times, and I have to warn you all that the movie isn’t like they show in the trailer. There is very little action, and the troll-scenes are few and far between. Although that is ok, because that makes those moments so much more special.

    It’s a fun flick, and it’s very, VERY documentary-like. It gives the whole thing believability, they give you scientific reasons and “facts” to why things happen. So keep that in mind while you watch this.

    I also hope everyone shows this movie to their friends when it’s releases, this movie deserves some attention, so I hope you all do your part in supporting the lesser-known titles coming out :)

  6. Looks promising.

  7. The trolls look pretty cool.

  8. This movie is so sick. I saw this a couple of months ago with my girlfriend. There are some really intense scenes in the movie and the special effects are actually half way descent… the director seems to use them to good effect. It reminds me of the way they did it in monsters. Anyways, I didn’t go into this movie expecting them to go toe to toe with trolls and for there to be a lot of action. I expected a documentary/fantasy-thriller type deal. Overall I found all the performances pretty believable, even tho they were speaking in another language. What really sells this movie tho is the documentary/shaky cam look to it. It really teleports the viewer to this very interesting/beautiful part of the world. I highly recommend.. cheers :)

  9. Hands down, the best norwegian movie ever made. Made me proud.

  10. This movie was awesome :D

    Its [REC] meets Jurassic Park… the effects are cool.. the story is good.. Norway visuals are stunning.. everything in the movie is soo good.. that i want a sequel for this :D

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