- 1h 24m
A group of female friends on a hen weekend in the countryside find themselves hunted by a beastly - and very hungry - troll.A group of female friends on a hen weekend in the countryside find themselves hunted by a beastly - and very hungry - troll.A group of female friends on a hen weekend in the countryside find themselves hunted by a beastly - and very hungry - troll.
But still, as it was a horror movie that I hadn't already seen, of course I sat down to watch it. But it quickly became apparent that I was in for a stinker here. A real stinker at that.
The storyline is pretty straight forward, as you would expect from a horror movie that very much is reminiscent of something you'd see in an early 1980s horror movie. And not the good early 1980s horror movies, mind you.
Then there was the troll. Wow. Just wow. Seriously? You dress a guy up in what could best be regarded as a poor man's "Lord of the Rings" orc costume, and even with clothing appropriate to that fantasy movie, and you call it a cannibal troll? Well, my hat is off to writer Scott Jeffrey for attempting this. I mean, seriously, this was so obviously a latex mask, given there was no articulation in it whatsoever, not even when the troll was making grunting sounds.
If you enjoy horror movies and want to be entertained and watch a proper horror movie that offers scares, blood and perhaps some gore, and say, oh I don't know, entertainment, then do yourself a favor and stay well clear of "Cannibal Troll" from directors Scott Jeffrey and Rebecca Matthews.
The acting in "Cannibal Troll", well, it was as to be expected from a movie of this magnitude. So don't get your hopes up.
"Cannibal Troll" feels like a high school film class project, and it isn't work the time or effort.
My rating of this movie lands on a generous two out of ten stars.
- Jul 24, 2021