Folk horror movies are the next big thing in movie making. The fans are so obsessed with the genre that they would go to any extent to watch a film that sets them right off the bat.
For those who are not familiar with the concept, Folk horror movies are a subgenre of horror films that mix elements from folklore, fairy tales and other popular culture to create a particular brand of supernatural horror.
They are often set in rural areas where the creatures of folklore are more likely to appear. Bringing Folk horror in limelight, Netflix is presenting “Troll”, an upcoming Norwegian folk horror movie from the popular Tomb Raider director, Roar Uthaug.
The movie is part of Netflix’s Geeked Weekend which is a celebration of Netflix’s immersive slate of storytelling across sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, anime and more.
The film “Troll” is having rounds on the internet for its unique storytelling and star cast. Check out this article to know everything about the film.
Netflix Adding Another Action Adventure In Its Geeked Weekend With “Troll”
The streaming platform is bringing Troll, a Norwegian-language action adventure movie. The film tells the story of an ancient [giant] troll who has been awakened by greedy treasure hunters and must be stopped before it destroys the town that imprisoned him centuries ago.
The director of Tomb Raider, Roar Uthaug is bringing another great thriller Troll, a movie based on Roar Uthaug’s childhood memories. He expressed in the Geeked Weekend events that he first had the idea 20 years ago during conversations with his then-PR consultant.
The film has been in development for over 2 decades now with Netflix finally picking up the story. He expressed his gratitude to the enthusiastic team at Netflix that made this happen and brought a Norwegian story in front of millions of people.
When is it Releasing?
In Netflix’s Troll, we will get to see a Norwegian monster movie about an ancient troll who has been awakened and is wreaking havoc on the local population. The film is scheduled to have a global release on December 1st, 2022.
David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film at Netflix commented on the film saying that the streaming platform feels incredibly proud as they bring the Norwegian project to the global audience on such a scale.
He also appreciated the efforts of Roar Uthaug and Motion Blur in making this collaboration possible. He commented on Roar by saying that he is an excellent filmmaker with strong skills and he is excited for him to go back to his Norwegian roots with this ambitious and fun film.
The Teaser Features a Fresh Take on Folk Horror
The trailer starts off with scientists and military personnel trying to understand a new kind of possible threat that has suddenly awakened in the countryside, some are associating the awakening just like in Norwegian folk tales.
This creature is said to be made of earth and stones, with icy bones and a snowclad hearth. The first indication of what the troll was is seen as a giant footprint left behind.
The people near the incident site are being made to listen to the simple terms to tackle the Norwegian trolls, which explains that these mountains turn into stone when they are caught in sunlight.
In the trailer’s final moments, two scientists are comparing notes when they notice a huge pupil opening on the stone mount behind them.
As clouds begin to block out the sun, we see that rocks behind these pair of scientists are moving revealing a giant shape rising from its slumber: A troll made entirely of stone!
We also get a peak of the giant monster with four fingers in each hand and a long tail, the troll represents everything that’s terrifying about these mythical creatures.
The scientists who we can assume are an expert on trolls are running for their lives from this vicious beast. The trailer has done a fantastic job placing a good film for the lovers of monsters to flick by the new monster in town.
What is the film about?
When people think about fol horror, there are only a few possibilities that come to their mind. The characters are all trapped in some kind of dead end with no way out.
And then something happens that makes them realize they can’t go back to where they were before.
But there’s no way to escape the situation without making things worse than they were before because if they do it will be even scarier than before.
It’s somehow similar but with a stretched twist because all people enjoy movies differently, some may find it more satisfying to watch a movie about something like a monster and sit down with them while it tries to destroy the whole town with just a spin.
The film will take us deep inside Norway’s Dovre mountain, where something from the past had been trapped for 1,000 years.
It was destroying everything in its path and heading for Norway’s capital. But how could you stop something that people always thought didn’t exist?
There were a few speculations being flown on the internet about the previous pairing of Tomb Raider duo, director Roar Uthaug and actress Alicia Vikander for the upcoming horror film but Alicia reportedly left the project.
Troll is bringing some of the most talented Norwegian actors including Ine Marie Wilmann as Nora, Kim Falck as Andreas, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen as Kristoffer, Gard B. Eidsvold as Tobia,s Pål Richard Lunderby as Fisker, Pål Anders Nordvi as Specialist, Eric Vorenholt as OPS officer and Veronica Sinclair as Specialist.
Troll is produced by Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur. Troll marks the second collaboration of Motion Blur with Netflix as the producer duo has previously worked with Netflix for the film Cadaver. The film is scripted by Espen Auka.
I am not a big fan of folk horror films but this one sure seems interesting.