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Troll 2 (1990)

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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

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Michael Stephenson ...
George Hardy ...
Margo Prey ...
Connie Young ...
Holly Waits (as Connie McFarland)
Robert Ormsby ...
Deborah Reed ...
Jason Wright ...
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Drew
David McConnell ...
Brent
Gary Carlston ...
Sheriff Gene Freak (as Gary Carlson)
Mike Hamill ...
Bells
Don Packard ...
Drugstore Owner
Christina Reynolds ...
Cindy
Glenn Gerner ...
Peter
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A young child is terrified to discover that a planned family trip is to be haunted by vile plant-eating monsters out of his worst nightmare. His attempt to save his beloved family is assisted by the spectre of his deceased grandfather. Also, there are NO trolls in this movie, only goblins. Written by Mike Thibault <mtt1853@rit.edu>

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Be afraid... be TWICE as afraid! See more »

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goblins  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Jason Steadman wore a yellow shirt with a logo during the first half of shooting. It got lost at one point, and instead of re-filming all of the scenes with a different shirt, the film crew told Steadman to buy another yellow shirt. The shirt he bought didn't look like his previous yellow shirt, but he still had to wear it for the rest of production. See more »

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When the goblins eat the goo, Arnold says his first two lines with a bare forehead. When he yells "Oh my God!", a fly appears on his forehead. See more »

Quotes

Brent: [gasping for air after being covered with popcorn] No more... no more popcorn!
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I watch this movie every day...
22 January 2000 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Everytime I walk out of a movie theater, no matter what movie I had just seen, I always think to myself, "this was no troll 2..." No movie since has been made that has left such an impact on me as a serious film critic. Why is this movie so great? Unlike 99% of movies out today, Troll 2 accomplishes something most movies don't even come close to and usually fail at, it's entertaining.

This movie has no relation to the original Troll and that is a good thing. The reason it was named Troll 2 is a mystery much like how Tarantino's movie, Reservior Dogs, has everyone guessing why it was named as that. Unfortunately, the director, Joe D'Amato, has taken that secret to the grave with him. The plot, every scene, every bit of dialouge, the acting, the costume and makeup, the music (especially the opening credits --classic), and every little detail of this movie captures your attention leaving you in awe from beginning to end. The movie is about a family who decides to go on a vacation in the small town of Nilbog despite protest from Joshua, the young son and hero of the movie, who was warned from his deceased grandfather about cruel deformed forest dwellers who live in Nilbog. As with most parents of the babyboomer generation, Joshua's pleads are not only ignored, but mocked and ridiculed. The family, needless to say, goes on with the planned schedule and the adventure begins.

One might criticize the casting of this movie. I'd rather have "regular people" in this movie, ("regular people" meaning the demeaning term used by arrogant movie star celebrities which refer to us, the people who aren't movie star celebrities), as this cast in Troll 2 has more personality than any overpaid, silicone enhanced, plastic surgery addicted, tabliod covering, tanning salon using, church of scientologist following, teen movie drama appearing, "actor" out there. Watching the cast is memorizing, especially how they react to the goblin threat.

I could go on forever about this movie, I apologize for the rambling. Go and see this movie, find it, rent it, you will be introduced to a whole new experience you probably have never have had. Until Troll 1.5 or Troll 3, I'm going to defend Troll 2 as a true unique movie experience unlike anything else. Groundbreaking filmaking...Troll 2...Cue the goblin music!


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