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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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Claudio Fragasso (as Drake Floyd)

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Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Claudio Fragasso (screenplay) (as Drake Floyd) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paul Stephenson ... Joshua Waits (as Michael Stephenson)
George Hardy ... Michael Waits
Margo Prey ... Diana Waits
Connie Young ... Holly Waits (as Connie McFarland)
Robert Ormsby ... Grandpa Seth
Deborah Reed ... Creedence Leonore Gielgud
Jason Wright ... Elliott Cooper
Darren Ewing Darren Ewing ... Arnold
Jason Steadman Jason Steadman ... Drew
David McConnell David McConnell ... Brent
Gary Carlston Gary Carlston ... Sheriff Gene Freak (as Gary Carlson)
Mike Hamill Mike Hamill ... Bells
Don Packard ... Drugstore Owner
Christina Reynolds Christina Reynolds ... Cindy
Glenn Gerner 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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goblins See more »

Filming Locations:

Morgan, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10 (estimated)
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Filmirage See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The production crew was made up almost entirely of non-English-speaking Italians brought to America by Claudio Fragasso; the only fluent English speaker on set was Laura Gemser. Fragasso and his crew largely relied on a broken pidgin English to communicate with the cast, who recalled not being able to understand much of what went on. See more »

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After Elliot pushes a goblin down the stairs, another group of goblins chases the family down the hall. The mother screams "let's run!", and the camera pans down the hall as the family escapes. A goblin is standing at the end of the hall, and unsuccessfully tries to move out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: Don't tell me they ate him, Grandpa!
Seth: That's exactly what happened... with a voracity than has no equal on Earth!
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I bet it was a goblin in disguise!
29 August 2005 | by lobello_9See all my reviews

I would like to begin my review by saying that watching this movie will be like taking a hot fork and shoving it in your eye socket for some people, whereas for others it will be the funniest F'n thing you've ever seen.

Before I get into the meat of the story or as I like to call it a double decker bologna sandwich…Troll 2 has nothing to do with trolls (just goblins), Troll 2 also has absolutely nothing to do with Troll 1. AHA but that's not all!!!! The guy who made the cover for Troll 2 didn't see Troll 1 or Troll 2!!!! The original cover of Troll 2 has a werewolf (Not in Troll 1 or Troll 2) chasing a little boy who doesn't even appear in either of the Troll movies! If that doesn't make you want to take your head and smash it against concrete, I don't know what does.

I will now begin with the double decker bologna sandwich part of my analysis. The film begins with Grandpa Seth talking to his grandson Joshua. Joshua is constipated throughout the film and grandpa is dead. You know the kind of dead where you say you will be gone forever and then you come back and then you say you will be gone forever and then you come back and then you give your 12 year old grandson a Molotov cocktail and then you say you will be gone forever and then you come back…that kind of dead. He tells that old story of how Peter Pan ran through the woods one day, ate green goup, and turned into a MLANT. The mother, played by Margo Prey (AKA greatest actress ever) assures Joshua that it was just a dream and goes onto explain that Grandpa's death was, "Very difficult for your father, for Holly, and for me his daughter." You may want to give that quote a second reading… The daughter is also brilliant in this picture. The chemistry between her and her boyfriend Elliott is sizzling!!! Ouch very hot! So sizzling that Elliott and his friends couldn't be more gay! Holly explains, "You take them to bed with you too (referring to Elliott's guy friends that are hanging out the window) and I don't believe in group sex". What??? Holly then explains that her parents don't like Elliott (that he is a good for nothing) and that they are going on vacation for a month. Ellliott then asks, "Is it true you're going on vacation tomorrow?" "Yes!" "I'll come with you?" "OK I'll tell my father that you're coming with us tomorrow" Believe me the movie keeps going…Joshua must do it he must do it! He must pee on everyone's food before they eat corn with green paste on it. Oh my god! Or how about "You're a genius big Sister!" Watch for the mother staring directly into the camera and yelling, "Oh dear god what can we do!" So they have this family exchange and they go to Nilbog and oh my god!

This movie is a pure masterpiece. It's so bad it's fantastic! I recommend everyone to give it one viewing just so you can say you've survived it's stupidity. Make sure you watch it with friends though…DO NOT watch this movie alone or you will lose your mind trying to figure out why anyone would make a movie this bad...I will leave you with this: Mother says "Elliott what are you doing here?" Daughter says "Elliott is part of the family now!" Mom puts her hand on Elliott's face, "Oh Elliott!"


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