Scandinavia is becoming a hotbed of fantasy film making at the moment. Perhaps it's because Hollywood is running out of ideas and for most English speaking audiences the myths of other countries haven't been played out yet. With the Northern European countries producing their own skewed versions of the classic slasher movie, groundbreaking vampire movies and twisted Christmas tales, Troll Hunter is in great company.
If you like the found footage horror of Blair Witch or Cloverfield or you're seeking suspense and action without the cliches of a big studio picture or if you want a horror film that isn't built on well trodden plot ideas, the mixture of thrills, terror and whimsy in this Norwegian effort will delight you. The combination of documentary style hand held footage and CGI monsters fits hand in glove, with the shaky camerawork adding to the veracity of the computer generated creatures.
Troll Hunter offers a unique viewing experience, one where you can't predict the outcome based on previous viewing habits. Recommended!