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oatmeal
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(04-23-2012, 07:38 AM)
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A lot of my friends say that the movie is a 'turn off your brain and watch' kind of film. No depth.

I have to keep fighting with them.
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(04-23-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by oatmeal

A lot of my friends say that the movie is a 'turn off your brain and watch' kind of film. No depth.

I don't see how. I mean, there obviously was other stuff going on, even if you didn't care for it. I honestly don't see how you could miss that.
The Lamonster
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(04-23-2012, 04:20 PM)
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I saw it. My girlfriend and I both loved it.

Kranz and Whitford were hilarious.
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(04-23-2012, 04:50 PM)
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Saw this movie last night and loved it. One of the most refreshing horror movies in a while.
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(04-23-2012, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by 3pheMeraLmiX

They weren't paying attention.

Obviously, since it's SUCH a cerebral film.
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(04-23-2012, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by BertramCooper

Obviously, since it's SUCH a cerebral film.

To be fair, the movie does indeed explain a lot of the questions that people are asking.
commish
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(04-23-2012, 10:12 PM)
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Saw it, thought it was great, etc etc. Not sure I'd call it a horror film though!
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Originally Posted by BertramCooper

Obviously, since it's SUCH a cerebral film.

Never said that aspect of it was cerebral. Just said you had to pay attention. Can't really criticize a movie on plot points already covered in the dialog.
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(04-24-2012, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by commish

Saw it, thought it was great, etc etc. Not sure I'd call it a horror film though!

That's kind of what I like about it. It's kind of making fun of horror while not being a comedy. I'm not sure what genre I'd put it under.
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(04-24-2012, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by BertramCooper

Obviously, since it's SUCH a cerebral film.

Its not anything about cerebral, Sigourney Weaver specifically said that each culture has a different way to appease the gods before explaining how Americans use the five.
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(04-24-2012, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by BertramCooper

Obviously, since it's SUCH a cerebral film.

I'm sure the film was just too dumb for you to bother picking up on things explicitly stated in the dialog.
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(04-24-2012, 02:03 AM)
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devenger
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(04-24-2012, 01:53 PM)
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[QUOTE=adamsappel;37198892] Then who was phone?

When they say 'from upstairs', they mean someone on the surface. Namely, Marty.


Originally Posted by adamsappel

I hate parents who bring kids to age-inappropriate movies.

We had two parents and their ten year old in Team America. The ticket guy said "Uhhh... there's STUFF in this movie..." and they chewed him out. Made the puppet sex that much funnier.
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Originally Posted by devenger

Originally Posted by adamsappel

Then who was phone?

When they say 'from upstairs', they mean someone on the surface. Namely, Marty.

I could have sworn they said the call on the red phone came from "upstairs" (though they do also call the cabin that). Obviously, because he was meekly explaining that the protocol was followed exactly, he wasn't talking to one of the kids. I just thought it was from someone so important they hadn't even been mentioned before, though it could also have been the Director.
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Originally Posted by adamsappel

I could have sworn they said the call on the red phone came from "upstairs" (though they do also call the cabin that). Obviously, because he was meekly explaining that the protocol was followed exactly, he wasn't talking to one of the kids. I just thought it was from someone so important they hadn't even been mentioned before, though it could also have been the Director.

The 'its Marty' thing is the most likely answer, but the movie doesn't go right out and say it. So it's open to interpretation.
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(04-24-2012, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by LakeEarth

The 'its Marty' thing is the most likely answer, but the movie doesn't go right out and say it. So it's open to interpretation.

"Downstairs" was the Ancient Ones. "Upstairs" usually referred to the cabin, but in this one instance, didn't (perhaps I'm misremembering it being referred to as a "call from upstairs," but I don't think so). The conversation on the red phone couldn't have been with Marty. I think the exact quote from Bradley Whitford is "No, we followed the protocol exactly." They had pulled the lever on the Fool's death prematurely. The person on the other end was someone very important; it could have been the Director (Sigourney Weaver), though I assumed it was someone even more powerful. My first thought was, God.

Anyway, it's just a slight point. I'll assume it was a call from the Director. Perhaps I'll even go see the film again.
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(04-24-2012, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by adamsappel

Anyway, it's just a slight point. I'll assume it was a call from the Director. Perhaps I'll even go see the film again.

Well upstairs being the cabin and downstairs being the director makes sense.

I'm not 100% convinced that Marty fiddling with the elevator somehow disabled the bomb. I have this theory about the movie hinting the existence of a saboteur (chemical-defeating pot, Marty's vitals flat-lining even though he wasn't dead, the unmanned station with the 'unleash all hell' button just sitting there), but all these things could also be explained by luck and incompetence.
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(04-24-2012, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by LakeEarth

Well upstairs being the cabin and downstairs being the director makes sense.

I'm not 100% convinced that Marty fiddling with the elevator somehow disabled the bomb. I have this theory about the movie hinting the existence of a saboteur (chemical-defeating pot, Marty's vitals flat-lining even though he wasn't dead, the unmanned station with the 'unleash all hell' button just sitting there), but all these things could also be explained by luck and incompetence.

It was that fucking unicorn
samus i am
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(04-24-2012, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by LakeEarth

Well upstairs being the cabin and downstairs being the director makes sense.

I'm not 100% convinced that Marty fiddling with the elevator somehow disabled the bomb. I have this theory about the movie hinting the existence of a saboteur (chemical-defeating pot, Marty's vitals flat-lining even though he wasn't dead, the unmanned station with the 'unleash all hell' button just sitting there), but all these things could also be explained by luck and incompetence.

There are a lot of people in this thread not giving the script enough credit, but I think you are giving it way too much credit.
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(04-24-2012, 06:16 PM)
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I used FB to conduct an informal poll asking: Would you describe CitW as "gory"?

Here are all the responses.

Woman, early 20s: no way, it was totally tame.

Dude, early 40s: No. There is some gore, but it's not a gory movie.

Former child actor, late 20s: The walking dead series is much gorier.

Dude, mid 30s: Not particularly, though it is a bit head-rolly.

Horror director, early 30s: no way

Dude, early 20s: Nope.

Dude, mid 30s: Compared to the genre? Nah. Compared to Sesame Street? Yeah, just a bit. Also, it should have been an SNL sketch.
samus i am
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(04-24-2012, 07:01 PM)
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How I would answer the question on gore.

Person 1: I love horror movies. Is Cabin in the Woods gory?
My Answer: Sorry, if you are looking for gore you will be disappointed.

Person 2: I hate horror movies, but I heard this film is different. Is Cabin in the Woods gory?
My Answer: Sorry, there are a few short scenes that might gross you out. You might not want to see it.
devenger
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(04-24-2012, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by LakeEarth

Well upstairs being the cabin and downstairs being the director makes sense.

I'm not 100% convinced that Marty fiddling with the elevator somehow disabled the bomb. I have this theory about the movie hinting the existence of a saboteur (chemical-defeating pot, Marty's vitals flat-lining even though he wasn't dead, the unmanned station with the 'unleash all hell' button just sitting there), but all these things could also be explained by luck and incompetence.

The maintenance guys say whatever stopped the bomb came from upstairs, meaning the topside / cabin. Immediately after that, the Director calls from downstairs to say WTF is going on up there. Someone must not be dead, because these guys aren't happy yet.

This is when we find out that Marty's still alive, so I think it's safe to assume Marty somehow cut a bunch or connections from his elevator panel.

I read somewhere that there's a deleted scene in which Marty mentions the weed comes from his super secret stash, meaning he's smoking the good stuff he was saving. They didn't find that stash when they doped his weed.

As soon as they thought Marty was dead, they unplugged his stream of biodata.

All of these things are just units in the Rube Goldberg device to unleash all of the monsters. They're all questionable stretches, and would have hurt a lesser movie. But they're just building to their reveal and that's how they did it.

None of these suspensions of disbelief made me laugh in less when the Angry Molesting Tree shot out and turn a guy into a blood geyser.

I'm sure we'll see a cartoon soon, of some contractor standing over the purge button and stating "Design wise, this is very bad idea."



Is it gory? As the last member of Dook's survey said, if you're familiar with the genre, no. This is Joss' answer to torture porn, so it is purposefully tame on the gore side.


But a tossed severed head and a room full of bloody body parts means the correct answer is "YES, in places it's gory. But not compared to your average slasher."

The only thing I think lacks a clear explanation is the blood collected, that Hadley released into the machine after each death. Not theirs? Collected while they sleep, months ago?
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(04-24-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

I used FB to conduct an informal poll asking: Would you describe CitW as "gory"?

Here are all the responses.

Woman, early 20s: no way, it was totally tame.

Dude, early 40s: No. There is some gore, but it's not a gory movie.

Former child actor, late 20s: The walking dead series is much gorier.

Dude, mid 30s: Not particularly, though it is a bit head-rolly.

Horror director, early 30s: no way

Dude, early 20s: Nope.

Dude, mid 30s: Compared to the genre? Nah. Compared to Sesame Street? Yeah, just a bit. Also, it should have been an SNL sketch.

We get it, Dok. You don't think it was gory.

Is it for some reason important that you make sure everyone in this thread agrees with you?
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(04-24-2012, 08:34 PM)
It's not gory by the standards of desensitized horror fans, but the people who were asking were people who said they haven't seen much horror and can't handle much. I'd say there were some scenes that would probably make such people squirm, even if I didn't.
Count Dookkake
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(04-24-2012, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

We get it, Dok. You don't think it was gory.

Is it for some reason important that you make sure everyone in this thread agrees with you?

lol

Does it bother you that some people don't agree with you?
Wolfe
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(04-24-2012, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by LakeEarth

Well upstairs being the cabin and downstairs being the director makes sense.

I'm not 100% convinced that Marty fiddling with the elevator somehow disabled the bomb. I have this theory about the movie hinting the existence of a saboteur (chemical-defeating pot, Marty's vitals flat-lining even though he wasn't dead, the unmanned station with the 'unleash all hell' button just sitting there), but all these things could also be explained by luck and incompetence.

One issue with that being that the unmanned station with the "unleash all hell" button wasn't unmanned, the dude manning it was the guy that confronted them when the elevator opened and that the zombie hand grabbed allowing them to knock him out.
The Lamonster
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(04-24-2012, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by devenger

The only thing I think lacks a clear explanation is the blood collected, that Hadley released into the machine after each death. Not theirs? Collected while they sleep, months ago?

It could have just been symbolic blood.


Originally Posted by kai3345

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"sexy witches" and "finance" got me. hahahaha

Hopefully we can see the whole board as a bonus feature or something,
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Cptkrush
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Saw the movie again last night, holds up to the first viewing very well and I think it's become one of my favorites. Getting a second look at a lot of things was definitely cool, especially confirming my Boomer(of L4D) sighting from the first viewing. I even ordered the visual companion from Amazon, I hear good things about it, especially the part about it including the entire screenplay.

Originally Posted by The Lamonster

"sexy witches" and "finance" got me. hahahaha

Hopefully we can see the whole board as a bonus feature or something,

Finance is the crew that was betting on Werewolf, if you notice, the monster is on the left and the better is on the right on each half of the whiteboard. Unless you actually think having a finance dept. at a place of sacrificial business is funny, if so, carry on
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Nice! I was wondering where this movie thread was hiding. Saw it opening weekend and loved it. I did watch a trailer, but it left me with more of a sci-fi/Cube vibe than what it actually was.

Regarding the upstairs comments upthread:

I was really hoping that they would have gone full meta and that upstairs was actually the audience and then the movie would have broken the 4th wall.
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Originally Posted by kai3345

Pic of the whiteboard: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17js...g/original.jpg

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Kevin?!?! lololol
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(04-24-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cptkrush

Finance is the crew that was betting on Werewolf, if you notice, the monster is on the left and the better is on the right on each half of the whiteboard. Unless you actually think having a finance dept. at a place of sacrificial business is funny, if so, carry on

You're right, I was confused. I thought "finance" was something like "stressing people out with financial woes."
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Originally Posted by devenger

Is it gory? As the last member of Dook's survey said, if you're familiar with the genre, no. This is Joss' answer to torture porn, so it is purposefully tame on the gore side.

What? I saw it more as a love letter to the horror genre tropes. It's basically the Borderlands of the genre.
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I forgot to add: GET PEOPLE TO SEE THIS MOVIE

This can't be said enough, the more money this film makes, the more experimentation film makers will be willing to do. This movie is way to great to suffer a mediocre box office ranking.
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(04-24-2012, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by nel e nel

Kevin?!?! lololol

nel e nel
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Originally Posted by Messypandas

Priceless.
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Originally Posted by BertramCooper

I'm over-analyzing this, but it doesn't make any sense that the different sites, which operate independently but are ultimately part of the same organization, would have different requirements when they're all seeking to fulfill the same set of angry gods.

There's only 1 God but somehow we have Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, etc.....
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(04-24-2012, 10:08 PM)
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God, I want this to get to BD as soon as possible.
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Originally Posted by nel e nel

What? I saw it more as a love letter to the horror genre tropes. It's basically the Borderlands of the genre.

It's a "loving hate letter", from Whedon's own words.

Originally Posted by kewlmyc

God, I want this to get to BD as soon as possible.

Head to Amazon to pre-order the pre-order, my friend!

Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

lol

Does it bother you that some people don't agree with you?

Not at all, but apparently it bothers you, or else you would have not gone out into the real world to get other people's opinions just so you could come back on the internet and go "lol see i'm right". Especially after you made a post implying you would drop it.
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

Not at all, but apparently it bothers you, or else you would have not gone out into the real world to get other people's opinions just so you could come back on the internet and go "lol see i'm right". Especially after you made a post implying you would drop it.

I think the funny thing about it is that he is still wrong because gore isn't subjective.

I should say, the existence of gore in this movie, which he said had none.
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Lionel Mandrake
(04-25-2012, 01:37 AM)
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Saw it today and loved it. Laughed my ass off, and loved the interactions between Jenkins and Whitford. The best horror-comedy since Shaun of the Dead.

Love how insane it got. The unicorn and merman.... God, that was great. And the Japanese story... I was in tears.

As for actual horror value, I don't know. I don't remember actually being scared aside from the jump from Holden's death. I didn't mind though, because even if I wasn't scared, I was entertained as all hell. I'm not a horror junkie, but I do enjoy them when they're done well, and this one was done to perfection.
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Girl likes suspense/thriller scary movies, NOTHING gory. Can I take her to see this?
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(04-25-2012, 03:06 AM)

Originally Posted by AvidNobody

Girl likes suspense/thriller scary movies, NOTHING gory. Can I take her to see this?

Kinda depends on her specific sensitivities. There's lots of blood and gruesome deaths and at least one decapitation, so those alone might be enough to make her queasy. But if she means specifically shots of entrails and innards, not so much.
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

Not at all, but apparently it bothers you, or else you would have not gone out into the real world to get other people's opinions just so you could come back on the internet and go "lol see i'm right". Especially after you made a post implying you would drop it.

lol

You are very funny when you are upset.

This is still a discussion board, right?
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Originally Posted by Lionel Mandrake

Saw it today and loved it. Laughed my ass off, and loved the interactions between Jenkins and Whitford. The best horror-comedy since Shaun of the Dead.

I really wonder if they still would have been cast if it had been filmed last year.
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Originally Posted by Messypandas

from the trivia section on IMDB.

Among the various possible monsters on the control room white board, one of them is just listed as "Kevin." Although Kevin is never seen, in the tie-in book The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion co-writer Drew Goddard said that Kevin was meant to be "a sweet-looking guy who seemed like he might work at Best Buy--until he dismembers people."

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Just watched it...

SO GOOD.
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

It's a "loving hate letter", from Whedon's own words.

That makes sense. As an uber-fan of any genre, one would love - and simultaneously hate - all of the tropes that go with it.
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Originally Posted by jaekwon15

from the trivia section on IMDB.

My first thought was:



Also (and sorry if this has been mentioned before):

Angry Molesting Tree... Evil Dead, anyone? Oh, nevermind. Just flipped through past few pages, was mentioned on page three. Still cool nonetheless.

Loved the movie.
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I'm sitting in the theater waiting for this to begin-my second time, and taking my wife to see it too.
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Originally Posted by Lionel Mandrake

Saw it today and loved it. Laughed my ass off, and loved the interactions between Jenkins and Whitford. The best horror-comedy since Shaun of the Dead.

You should check out:


Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2011)


Troll Hunter (2011)

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