The Ash Lad 2 preview

In Norwegian cinemas now, the sequel fantasy blockbuster The Ash Lad 2. Do you know your Norwegian folk tales? Try to spot as many as you can in the film! Following the successfull original big budget mainstream Ash Lad from 2017 (original title; Askeladden), the sequel In Soria Moria Castle see Espen and Kristin embark…

Review: Border

Nordic mythology is rich, old and popular but has only served as foundation for Nordic fantasy movies to a limited extent. Border is the Swedish arthouse fantasy that takes troll mythology to another level. And that is not surprising, since the book that the film is based on was written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, author…

Border preview

It has been 10 years since a John Ajvide Lindqvist story was transferred to the big screen. The author of Let the right one in co-wrote the screenplay to the new feature Border where trolls and mysticism meets realism. In 2008, Let the right one in became a massive global hit. Not only did the…

The Ash Lad preview

Few stories in Norwegian mythology and folk tales are more referenced, remembered and retold than the ones of the Ash Lad. Now for the first time, the Ash Lad has been adapted into a feature film.  For centuries, the Ash Lad, or Espen Ash Lad (Espen Askeladd), has been the hero in Norwegian folk tales, kept…

Review: The Troll Hunter

Tourists who visit Norway will be very familiar with the thousands of troll figures on display in souvenir shops. Nice, cosy, cute, creatures of fairy tales. All a lie, of course. Trolls are real. Trolls are evil. Trolls are lethal. And the Norwegian government are directing a massive cover-up to hide their existence from the…

Review: Gnomes and Trolls – The Secret Chamber

3D animation is dominated by a few American studios, but is not exclusive to Hollywood. In Sweden, a small studio has created 3D animated features based on Nordic legends of gnomes and trolls. USA has space aliens and medical experiments gone wrong. Central Europe has Dracula and Frankenstein. Japan has ghosts. Northern Europe has gnomes…

Troll Hunter on DVD in February

The Troll Hunter will be released on DVD in Norway on February 9th, 2011. The mockumentary has been a big success in theatres and is also winning distribution overseas. Until now, 191.000 Norwegians have seen The Troll Hunter, which makes it one of the most popular Norwegian films in 2010, with only three other movies…

Solid troll opening weekend

The Norwegian horror-fantasy-comedy Troll Hunter enjoyed a solid opening weekend; it drew 50.000 people to the theatres, placing it at the top of opening weekend charts this year. The Troll Hunter, about three students who are making a documentary about a shy troll hunter, officially sold 49.852 tickets this weekend, although some theatres have not…

Troll Hunter goes to Magnet

Good news for US troll fans; Magnet Releasing has acquired theatrical rights for the Norwegian mockumentary, The Troll Hunter. The deal includes the world (except Europe) so maybe the movie will be seen in theatres elsewhere too, and if not, on video in many territories. The Troll Hunter opens in Norway on October 29, 2010,…

Trollhunter preview

A new mockumentary about trolls is coming from Norway in October, entitled Trolljegeren in its original language. The producers claim that trolls exist, but wether the movie can be taken seriously when several comediens are in it, remains to be seen. The story in the fictional documentary – a mockumentary – is about three media…