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Found footage movies get a delightful international spin
with THE TROLL HUNTER, Magnolia/Magnet Releasing’s new mockdocumentary about a
grizzled huntsman and a band of naive filmmakers searching for King Kong-sized
mythical creatures in the wilds of Norway. Today Fangoria.com presents an
exclusive video chat (shot by John Torrani and edited by Bill Hall) with
writer/director André Øvredal. In part one of two, the filmmaker talks with Fango’s
Tony Timpone about TROLL HUNTER’s found-footage style, the story’s inspiration,
the Norwegian culture and mythology that inspired the movie and much more.
Opening in theaters June 10 and currently on demand
everywhere, THE TROLL HUNTER follows a group of local film students who set out
to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been
covered up for years by a government conspiracy. Their guide: the Troll Hunter
himself (Otto Jespersen), who works to keep the towering behemoths in line. A
cross between THIS IS SPINAL TAP and CLOVERFIELD, THE TROLL HUNTER boasts truly
fantastic images of giant monsters wreaking havoc on the countryside, with
darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore. Stop by tomorrow for
the rest of our Øvredal interview. Plus read our TROLL HUNTER story in Fango
#303, on sale now, and see an advance review here.
You can find the film’s official website here.
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