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Troll 2 (1990)

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A vacationing family discovers that the entire town they're visiting is inhabited by goblins, disguised as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director:

Claudio Fragasso (as Drake Floyd)

Writers:

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 Jason Wright ... Elliott Cooper
Darren Ewing Darren Ewing ... Arnold
Jason Steadman Jason Steadman ... Drew
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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Storyline

A young boy is terrified when his family's vacation is haunted by vile plant-eating monsters from his worst nightmare; the spectre of his deceased grandfather assists his attempt to save his beloved family. Also, there are NO trolls in this movie, only goblins. Written by Mike Thibault <mtt1853@rit.edu>

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En el mundo de la fantasía y el misterio reinan los troll... (Mexico) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On the back of the original UK video rental box, the town 'Nilbog' is misspelled 'Nilborg' several times. See more »

Goofs

While the family are fending off goblins in the hallway of their house, Elliot throws one of the goblins. The camera then shows the goblin falling down the stairs even though the stairs are situated at the other end of the hall. See more »

Quotes

Diana: Good night, dear. Good night, dear.
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Alternate Versions

There is one slight inconsistency between the VHS version and the DVD version. In the VHS, when sheriff Gene Freak gives Drew the sandwich, after Drew bites into it he says "thank you sheriff this is good". But in the DVD, you see him mouthing "thank you sheriff this is..." and then you hear the word "good". In other words, they muted the words "thank you sheriff this is" on the DVD version. However, this was later corrected for Scream Factory's Blu-Ray release. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #7 (2014) See more »

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Do I give it a "1" because it was so bad, or a "10" because it was so good?
12 October 2011 | by Stoh80See all my reviews

You often hear of movies that are so bad that they're good. It's hard to point to a single movie that is like this though. What some may say is "so good it's bad" may come off to others as just plain bad. However, everyone I have talked to who has seen this movie has agreed: Troll 2 is so horribly, shamelessly bad, that it is good.

The writing for film is more than awkward (take the redundant "Stonehenge Magic Stone"), and the character dialogue sounds so incredibly unnatural they might as well be robots. The reason for this is because the man who wrote the script and directed it, Claudio Fragasso, is a native speaker of Italian. He wrote the script in English when English was (barely) his second language. The acting is absolutely terrible, but who can blame them? This was most likely the first (and last) film any of these actors have been in.

The costumes and special effects have that wonderful B-movie quality to them. While there are many blaringly obvious errors, I find that the smaller ones are actually funnier. Actors shaking when time is supposed to be "frozen," or flies on their face during the climatic scenes. There are so many continuity mistakes that I sometimes found myself wondering if the director was putting them in on purpose. It was like every time the camera shot changed, the crew completely forgot how the previous shot was set up, and had the actors give their best guess on where they're supposed to be.

I think everyone needs to see at least a few horrible movies in their lifetime. Troll 2 is entertaining and hilarious, especially when watched with friends. The plot is ludicrous, but at least you never know what's going to happen next. Many scenes seem completely unnecessary, and this film simply does not bother to justify any of the things that happen in it. The end result is a horror B-movie that ends up being so horrible that you can't help but laugh. The only question I find myself asking now is do I give it a "1" because it was so bad, or a "10" because it was so good?


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Country:

Italy

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:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Filmirage, Filmirage See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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