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The Troll Hunter: July 6th in Portland, Maine

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 6th, 2011

The film The Troll Hunter will be screening at SPACE Gallery, in Portland, Maine, on July 6, 2011. The SPACE location is 538 CONGRESS STREET, PORTLAND, ME 04101. The museum is 661 Congress Street.

Wednesday 07.06.2011, Doors at 7:00 PM, Starts at 7:30 PM, Ends at 9:30 PM, $7 / $5 for SPACE Members, All Ages
Purchase tickets here.

The description of the event is from the SPACE website:

The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero – The Troll Hunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.

From Norwegian writer/director André Øvredal comes TROLLHUNTER, a thrillingly entertaining creature feature filled with harrowing suspense – and the darkest of humor. Filmed in the stunningly beautiful countryside of Norway, from fjords to forests, TROLLHUNTER tells the story of a veteran hunter – and fed-up government employee – as he reveals the world of beasts known only to Norwegians in stories from their childhood. It’s not long before the students – and the audience – believe his unlikely tales.

Talk on trolls to follow with Loren Coleman, cryptozoologist, author and Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum.

Remember, pick up tickets here.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


19 Responses to “The Troll Hunter: July 6th in Portland, Maine”

  1. Kopite responds:

    Hey that looks very very interesting. I like the concept alot.

  2. Hambone responds:

    I have already seen it. It is ok, like Blair Witch meets SyFy channel.

  3. kidquid responds:

    Saw it last week on ppv and it was AWESOME!!! The characterization of the troll hunter himself drives the film, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Brilliant way of using sfx to make the trolls creepy as heck yet firmly grounded in familiar fairy tale images. Wish I could come to Loren’s talk.

  4. korollocke responds:

    This flic rocks! If this is your bag then check out a flic Rare Exports, both the short and the movie.

  5. doc_panda13 responds:

    Oh this looks amazing. Here’s hoping for a Nationwide U.S. release.

  6. wjgibbons responds:

    Looks very interesting. I believe that hairy hominids have been reported around Europe for a very long time now. I have read reports about the Scandinavian “bigfoot” (Sweden, Norway, and Spitzbergen): A handful of reports has come from Sweden, others from Norway, and one remarkable report concerned a research team doing a geological survey of Spitzbergen encountered a large, long-haired hominid, similar to the Arulataq of Alaska.

    Wikipedia has a blurb on Trolls.

    I suspect that a combination of reports and encounters with various European hominids ranging from the last few Neanderthal/feral sub-humans to unclassified European hominids may well have given rise to the Troll legends.

  7. flame821 responds:

    It looks interesting, I wish I could be there for this showing. I also wish they would show more movies like this and other imports in my area. But we have drive ins so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.

    Someone mentioned Syfy movies….LOL…. Their movies always seem to have a great ‘premise’ but the execution…..meh. So bad they’re good I suppose.

    Still, here’s to hoping Troll Hunter gets picked up by Netflix so I can get a chance to watch it for myself. I like character driven shows/movies.

  8. Nny responds:

    Troll Hunter is amazing.

    I have no idea what Hambone means when says ‘Blair Witch meets SyFy.’ SyFy movies are, as flame821 said, so bad. Troll Hunter is absolutely worth seeing if it’s screening near you.

    They spent all their money on the troll effects. They look amazing.

    When I saw the movie I didn’t have any idea what to expect. I was thinking trolls in the style of Troll (or even the goblins from Troll 2). Man, I was surprised on the reveal. The posters and pics give all the good stuff away.

    Still, great flick.

  9. korollocke responds:

    This flick is great, really covers all the different types of troll and explains a lot about them like the extra heads and why they do what they do and why certain things affect them. You’ll also notice a lot of similarities to a certain discussed bear hunter/Bigfoot shooting claim currently being discussed.

  10. manticora responds:

    I love this movie!!! It is worth to see!!! Realy cool good made movie!!!

  11. Cassandra Morrison via Facebook responds:

    Ir’s been available from Bittorrent for free for months but I’ll never tell.

  12. Woodford responds:

    Enjoyed it quite a bit. A refreshing change from subpar remakes and overhyped 3-D blockbusters.

  13. Leana Myles via Facebook responds:

    Loved it!

  14. gridbug responds:

    Definitely heads above SyFy Channel’s pedigree of no-budget nonsense. And highly recommended!

  15. kidquid responds:

    Loren, how was your talk? Did you enjoy the film?

  16. crowmagnumman responds:

    Troll Hunter is awesome. I highly recommend seeing it.

  17. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Movie review of Troll Hunter followed by… Pinocchio??

    You think someone is trying to tell us something here? ;)

  18. MrInspector responds:

    “TROLL!”- Hans

    This movie was awesome! As far as being a Blair Witch knock off, BW wishes it was that cool! It starts out a bit slow but gets quite good.

  19. Minnesotamonster responds:

    This is now on Netflix streaming for those of you that haven’t dropped your subscriptions yet.



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