If you liked "The Blair Witch Project" but wish it had been about giant Norwegian trolls, you're in luck this weekend!

If you liked "The Blair Witch Project" but wish it had been about giant Norwegian trolls, you're in luck this weekend!

"Trollhunter" follows that whole gimmick of pretending to be "found footage" - which makes your low-budget movie seem extra creepy and cool.

The difference here? Way more payoff and a lot more fun.

Three film students in Norway are apparently making a documentary about bear poaching (huh?) when they tail a mysterious hunter.

Turns out, the dude's not hunting bears. He works for a secret government organization that controls the country's smelly, oversized trolls.

For a movie that's so derivative, "Trollhunter" feels fresh and fun. Director Andre Ovredal paces things nicely, punctuating the shaky-camera film with some troll-sized thrills.

The buildup evokes "Jaws" or "Jurassic Park," and while the gigantic digitized trolls aren't the latest and greatest, there's an actual sense of wonder when they pop up in the footage.

The film students are way less annoying than the "Blair Witch" kids, but the real star is Otto Jespersen as the trollhunter. His droll delivery of a weary government worker is spot-on, and he teaches us about the habits and breeds of trolls, somehow making the whole thing feel more real.

It's a hell of a lot of fun for those looking for an action alternative to "Transfomers."