Author: John Smistad

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John Smistad is a published author of short stories, poems, essays, and movie reviews. He lives and loves with his family and cat in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. He is the fiercely proud son of a native Norwegian dad. (He loves his mom, too.) You can follow him as on his blog at


John Smistad reviews Troll, the Netflix film about a monster awakened from deep in the Dovre mountains and its destructive pilgrimage to Oslo.