Back Alley Film Series presents TROLLHUNTE​R

A government conspiracy, a disgruntled hunter, a group of college kids searching for the truth and creatures from childhood stories, TROLLHUNTER, will make you wonder what is real, and what is just a fairy tale. TROLLHUNTER is the inaugural film of the new BACK ALLEY FILM SERIES presented by the Charlotte Film Society and will show for one night only in the Charlotte Region. The movie will start at 7:30 PM on Thursday, August 18th at the CAROLINA CINEMAS CROWNPOINT on 9630 Monroe Rd.

TROLLHUNTER is a “Documentary” style creature feature shot in the beautiful countryside of Norway and offers breathtaking scenes of the countries fjords and forests. From Norwegian writer/director Andre Ovredal, TROLLHUNTER tells the story of a veteran hunter who is shadowed by a group of film students and brings the audience into a world of beasts known only to Norwegians in childhood stories.

The Norwegian Government is trying to down play reports of unusual occurrences in the mountains and forests of a local village. Most incidents are sited as being an issue with the areas large bear population. But local hunters and 3 college students are finding the reports hard to believe. The students decide that investigating the story will be perfect for a project at their local College. Fueled by the reports of “bear attacks” and other hunters blaming a rumored poacher, the trio find themselves caught up in more than just a small school documentary. The story ramps up from there and the film takes its audience along for one dark and interesting ride.

TROLLHUNTER’S mock-documentary style approach to its cinematography is very similar to the style seen in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and CLOVERFIELD. This approach to filming also presented a unique challenge for the actors themselves. The cast of mostly Norwegian comedians were asked to improvise the entire movie. The director, Andre Ovredal, believed that this was the only way to make the film feel authentic, “The whole film was improvised on set…it was the only way I could really make a film that was going to have this level of documentary feeling. We couldn’t have acting; we couldn’t have direction. We couldn’t have a feeling that this had been planned.”

If the acknowledgement from the press is a way to judge the success of the improving, then the TROLLHUNTER cast nailed it. Eric Kohn of posted “(TROLLHUNTER) DELIVERS A CONSTANT RUSH. Wonderfully fun and somewhat more significant than ‘Super 8.” The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER also wrote “Follows the lead of pre-eminent monster movies like Jaws and Alien… an original and highly assured fusion of B-movie lore and fairy-tale terror.”

More information can be found on the films website at

TROLLHUNTER will be followed by HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN on August 25th, NORWEGIAN NINJA on September 22nd and TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL on October 20th. All screenings are $5 with a Charlotte Film Society Membership or $8 for the General Public. All screenings start at 7:30 PM and are cash only.

The Back Alley Film Series will continue to announce upcoming screenings in the months ahead. For more information about screenings, press information, movie times and ticket cost, contact Brandon Falls at 704.807.0435, or visit us on Facebook (@backalleyfilmseries) and Twitter (@backalleyfilm). Learn more about BAFS and upcoming screenings by visiting online at

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