Monday, July 4, 2011

Must see Monster movie!!!

picture courtesy of wikipedia
Hiding in a Landmark theater masterfully disguised as a foreign film with subtitles and was a little advertised flick from Norway that was also... a monster movie!  We were in the mood for a movie and we hit the artsy theaters in the listings because we weren't in the mood to see one of the summer's many remakes. As we browsed the titles, what do we see but this one: 'The Troll Hunter'.

I will be honest and tell you that I wasn't in the mood for a monster movie or a horror-thriller flick as it is described but I know that many of you love them and this one... (in spite of my negativity) was quite enjoyable! Filmed as a mockumentary, a group of students set out after a supposed bear poacher. In the process of trying to get an interview with the law breaker they follow him into the woods where they quickly learn the bear killer is involved in a government cover-up on a much larger (and scarier!) problem: trolls. And trolls that are out of control (for reasons we learn much later on). Allowed to follow along (as long as they aren't christian, as trolls have an affinity for christian blood) to document the troll hunter's exploits the students have to wash off their human scent and put on troll grease so that they won't be recognized in order to tag along. Reluctantly they do so but their unctuous appearances pay off. They are quickly rewarded with the appearance of a huge three-headed troll!

Filmed in the gorgeous forests and mountains of western Norway, the scenery is as magnificent as the Trolls are malodorous (and apparently they are quite fetid!), this film definitely goes down as one of my all time favorite monster films!Check it out now before it leaves theaters (hopefully you can find in a theater near you- it hit US theaters June 10) and is completely ruined by a remake! There are rumors!!! (NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)


  1. I'd be surprised if this movie ever came my way (I had a tough time finding A History of Violence when it came out!)but I'll bet netflix will have it soon enough and I'll add it to my queue. I love a good monster movie - thanks!

  2. I've always wanted to visit Norway... will there be Trolls waiting I wonder?

    Shall add to my film list!

    Hope you are having a fab week,its HOT in Milan, I am melting...where's my gelato? And don't worry wine was had last night! ;) *clink*

  3. I sometimes like to watch a movie just for the scenery. The way you describe this, I'm intrigued. I see (below) that An Affair to Remember is listed. This is one of my all-time favorites. I first saw it in 1959, when I was 19, and had to keep going back and back and back to the theater to see it again and again. Now there's DVD. Amazing, the changes in my lifetime!

    Hope all is going well with you.
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  4. Mary: I hope you can find it. I think you'll enjoy it!

    Talei: Can't wait to hear about your trip! *clink, clink*

    Ann: I think I am going to add an old movie review night starting Sunday. I LOVE old movies. The hard part is deciding which one. I don't want to start with An Affair to Remember though because it's a Christmas movie to me so I am going to save it. Check back!

  5. This has had great reviews here in Sweden too. Thanks for the tip.


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