Shot in a verite style, TROLLHUNTER 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. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, TROLLHUNTER delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Once again, material for a great short film has been expanded to feature length at its peril and ours. Still, this is clever stuff and surprisingly engrossing on its own terms.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 06.30.2011
The film is shot with handheld cameras in the standard mockumentary style, but the content is often hilarious, especially when the trolls show up.Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader, 12.13.2011
Andre Ovredal's enjoyably goofy scare-pic purports to offer real footage of real horror - in this case, a variety of forest and mountain trolls...Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 06.30.2011
It can't seem to make up its mind about whether it wants to frighten us or make us laugh. It does a little bit of both, to be sure, but not nearly enough of either to make much of a lasting impression.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 06.30.2011