Cannibal Troll is a 2021 British horror film about a group of female friends camping in the countryside on a hen weekend. Unfortunately, the young women find themselves being hunted down by a beastly – and very hungry – troll…
Directed and produced by Scott Jeffrey (Rats Reborn; Bad Nun: Deadly Vows; Don’t Speak; Cupid; ClownDoll) and Rebecca Matthews (Witches of Amityville Academy; The Candy Witch; Pet Graveyard) from a screenplay by Scott Jeffrey.
The Proportion Productions movie stars Georgina Jane (Witches of Amityville Academy; Don’t Speak; Cupid; Pet Graveyard), Zuza Tehanu (The Leprechaun’s Game; Rise of the Mummy; The Mermaid’s Curse), Nicole Nabi, (The Leprechaun’s Game) and Megan Purvis (Rise of the Mummy; The Young Cannibals; Th’dread Rattlin’).
“The plot is predictable, the dialogue simple and unrealistic, and the acting too weak. The creature is nothing more than a cheap Halloween costume, and the lack of gore or some scene that at least works in its intention to startle the viewer are disappointing.” 10th Circle
“Cannibal Troll tends to fall under the influence of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre a fair bit, with Leatherface getting a name check, lots of dinner table screaming and a character getting their back agonisingly sliced up. The deus ex machina brought out to combat the troll at the end is certainly ‘unusual’ […] Overall though I liked more than I disliked…” Gav Crimson
“The only thing lacking with this killer are the kills themselves – honestly, a little more gore could’ve gone a long way to put this one over the top. In the end, Cannibal Troll is a fun slice of stalk and slash horror that homages a myriad of films that have come before without ever feeling derivative.” Nerdly
“This film said, “We see your hillside cannibal and we’re going to put a troll on it!”. Yes, he seems to gain and lose teeth each scene! Yes, he doesn’t eat other trolls making him not really a cannibal! but rather than give us something we haven’t seen before, they put a troll on it! Kudos!” Nik Caesar
“Cannibal Troll starts us off strong with spelling mistakes and a villain in a World of Warcraft outfit. He never once feels menacing, though I believe that’s largely due to the fact they tried to model a sympathetic killer with camp appeal, liberally incorporating heavy-handed Texas Chain Saw Massacre homage and a certain sense of Leprechaun-esque familiarity.” Tina Bobina
Cannibal Troll will be released in the UK on 6th March 2021.
Cast and characters:
Georgina Jane … Casey O’Connor
Zuza Tehanu … Troll
Barbara Dabson … Yara
Faith Kiggundu … Keily
Nicole Nabi … Ava
Megan Purvis … Lizzy
Marcus Brooks-Henderson … Mike
Kate Sandison … Emma
Richard Harfst … Priest Samuels
This “cannibal troll” is an oxymoron. He doesn’t eat other trolls, he eats humans.
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