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Troll/Troll 2 (1985)

Cast: Noah Hathaway, Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, more...
Director: John Carl Buechler, John Carl Buechler
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Cult, Horror, Supernatural/Occult, Golden Turkeys
Running Time: 178 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. As luck would have it, the building conveniently rests on a crease in the time-space continuum, so it isn't hard to open the door to trollworld, or whatever the troll would call it. But even the path to world domination begins with a single step, so the troll begins by disposing of each tenant with his pointy magical ring; each victim then turns into a fern (this may be the only existing film in which the late U.S. Representative Sonny Bono becomes a houseplant). Fortunately for the human race, the next door neighbor is a kindly old witch who has just the game plan to win back Wendy (now under the troll's influence as evidenced by her poor social skills and equally bad eating habits), vanquish the paranormal pest, and save the human race from imminent troll tyranny. The stage is then set for inevitable battle between the good witch and the evil troll for control of the world, but first she and the brave family must combat a twenty-foot tall ubertroll who looks akin to a Furby doll left in the sandbox over a long, hard Minnesota winter. ~ Jeremy Beday, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Michael Moriarity freak-out #2, collect 'em all by DaveS425 November 24, 2007 - 2:21 PM PST
In the '80s Michael Moriarity tried to liven up the grade-Z movies he appeared in by inserting a Val Kilmer worthy bit of oddness.

In Q: the Winged Serpent ('82), it was taking time out for a bit of Tom Waits piano weirdness while Quetzecoatl is munching on various New Yorkers.

In Troll ('86), he rocks out with Stones music while the Troll terrorizes the family.

Saving the best for last, in It's Alive III: Island of the Alive ('87), he sings a sea shanty while piloting a yacht full of hideously deformed mutant babies. Better than Shatner!

So bad it's the best movie ever by godlessdolphin January 16, 2004 - 6:48 AM PST
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Troll's main selling points are a pre-death Sonny Bono and Julia Louis Dreyfuss in a skimpy elf costume. The real gem here is Troll 2, a magically inept family fantasy directed by a gore-movie veteran. Probably the ultimate realization of the "so-bad-it's-good" pseudogenre, Troll 2 is so vibrant and charming that you'll be able to enjoy it over and over again. It's as is Ed Wood directed Return of the Jedi and made a good movie of it.

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Hypnotically Horrible !!!
There are mediocre and bad movies aplenty, but these are movies that are so bad...they are f***ing amazing !!!! I can watch them over and over and never get bored
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