Although the found-footage genre is getting a bit tired, I’ve been looking forward to Troll Hunter, and I’m glad I saw it as its monstrously good fun.
Three wannabe Michael Moore-type filmmakers find themselves joining Norway’s only troll hunter as he tracks down the biggest, baddest daddy of all troll-dom that has broken out of its government sanctioned reserve, causing other equally-monstrous trolls to move into populated areas. The three naive college students soon get a lesson in survival, as they have to outrun these fabled creatures – that can turn to stone or explode when exposed to sunlight.
Surprisingly, it’s not as cheesy as I expected, with a witty script, well observed characters, exhilarating story, and great special effects. The trolls even look like they have stepped out of an illustrated fairy tale book, while the Three Billy Goats Gruff tale comes to life, which makes the whole experience all the more fantastic.
To celebrate the 9 January UK DVD and Blu-ray release of monster hit Troll Hunter we are offering one winner the chance to win an extremely limited edition money can’t buy exclusively designed Troll Hunter t-shirt and a copy of Troll Hunter on Blu-ray! Plus, one runner up will also win a limited edition Troll Hunter t-shirt!
To enter Leave a comment below (click here if you don’t see the comments box) telling us which fairy tale story or legend scared you most when you were a child. Competition closes 5pm Monday 16 January.
And don’t forget to check out the official Troll Hunter Fanhub site which is packed with special features, and Ghoulish Gary’s website (he designed the t-shirt). Plus, there’s an online Troll Hunter game where you can also win a home cinema system (click here for details).
Released 9 January through Momentum Pictures
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