Sunday, October 25, 2015

Movie : Troll 2 (1990)

Troll 2 is often listed among the worst films of all time, so is it? Its a basic horror film involving murderous little goblins (not trolls - there are no actual trolls in the movie) terrorising a family in the middle of nowhere. Thats fine for a basic horror flick, but what makes Troll 2 stand out is how badly it was all executed. The plot, dialogue, acting and camerawork all basically suck but happily it sucks in such a way as to be actually very entertaining...

Some examples of the (real) terror include a fly very visibly landing on an actor's forehead and the director not bothering to redo the shot. One of the main actors was a dentist who turned up at filming for a laugh and ended up being made the lead. The goblins are defeated by eating a ham sandwich...

So its utterly terrible, but so compelling. So it surely should be a contender for best worst movie of all time.

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