Saturday, 21 April 2012


To celebrate the launch of Swedish/Danish crime series The Bridge, beginning tonight (21st April 2012) on BBC4, we continue with our list of essential Scandinavian viewing. In part one, you were encouraged to dig out that turtle neck and watch The Killing, hide behind the sofa while the Cold Prey trilogy and Let The Right One In scared the life out of you, and cheer yourself up immediately after with merry offerings from Lars von Trier and his buddy Thomas Vinterberg. Can we get any bleaker in part two? We'll try...

7. TROLL HUNTER (2010)

Forget the ridiculous idea of an American remake and embrace the absurd original, as a group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but soon realise that there are even more dangerous beasties hiding amongst the shrubs. They're a whole lot weirder too. Following Hans (Otto Jespersen), a seemingly unconvential trapper, they discover that he's actually a troll hunter, and he's pretty damn good at it.

Don't let the found-footage horror tag put you off, this film is way more than that. The humour is broad, the locations otherworldly, and the trolls are some of the finest monsters you'll ever feast your eyes on - a stone cold classic.

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