Befriended, by a centuries old witch, a young boy, Harry Potter, Jr, enters a parallel world of wizards, witches, and fantasy where he encounters an evil wizard who has been transformed into a magical troll, hellbent on taking over the world.
The Potter family has just moved to a rented apartment in San Francisco. Harry Potter Sr. and his wife Anne are bringing the packages to the apartment and their son Harry Jr. and their little daughter Wendy Anne stays on the sidewalk. Wendy goes to the laundry room, she meets the wicked troll Torok that uses his magic ring to possess Wendy and to use her form to transform the dwellers and their apartment into other trolls and his kingdom. Harry Jr. feels that something is wrong with his sister and seeks out help with the good witch Eunice St. Clair that lives in the building. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The role of Malcolm Mallory was explicitly written for Phil Fondacaro but director/FX man John Carl Buechler was pressured to cast Billy Barty. Originally, a fully animatronic puppet was intended to have been utilized for Torok the Troll, but Buechler scrapped his plan and sculpted a creature costume directly onto Fondacaro's life cast, knowing that the producers wouldn't want to pay two different actors. See more »
The troll, disguised as Wendy, is not wearing the ring when it opens the fridge, touches the milk, and discovers it is cold. The ring allows the troll to be in human form. See more »
I'm more biased toward liking this movie because I kinda grew up on it. As pathetic as it is to say now, certain scenes were too scary for me to even watch.
Anyway, it's a really cute and fanciful movie full of imaginative whatnot. I mean, come on! An ancient troll takes over a modern apartment building, transforming it into a faerie tale wilderness, complete with a chorus of singing trolls. Wonderful.
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