Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Worlds of Magic, Mystery and Menace.
When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. We soon discover Torok is the ex-husband of Eunice St. Clair, a resident in the building who was married to Torok.
Man was I pleasantly surprised with this one. I mostly just bought this DVD because it came paired with Troll 2 but this was actually a great watch.
Basically you've got Michael Moriarty (Ben Stone from the first four seasons of Law & Order), his wife, his teenage son and his young daughter moving into a new apartment which looks very much like the apartment building Klaus Kinski terrorizes in Crawlspace.
Without giving too much away, the troll shows up almost immediately and we jump right into the movie.
I wouldn't call this much of a horror movie. It's more of a fantasy flick with slight horror leanings every once in a while. It's absolutely aimed at a younger audience which…
Well now we all know where J.K. Rowling got the name Harry Potter from.
This is no where near the level of epic-ness that Troll 2 has, nor does it have any sort of relation to Troll 2 besides the title. T2 is seriously one of my favorite movies of all-time. This isn't even epic, but Troll is still a film that falls under the category: So Bad It's Good. I found this pretty hilarious and had a good time watching it.
If there's anything you've probably heard about TROLL, it's that Michael Moriarty and Noah Hathaway play a father and son both named "Harry Potter." Like that should be enough to suck you in. But there's so much more madness in TROLL: there's Moriarty dancing in his living room to "Summertime Blues;" June Lockhart as a cranky old witch who's best friend is a cooing, living and breathing mushroom; Sonny Bono as a swinger who gets turned into a forest; and enough rubbery creatures for a GHOULIES movie! TROLL is a trash treasure trove.
The 2nd of Horroctober - #50
Wait, what? Michael Moriarty was the original Harry Potter?
I'll be honest - I only picked this DVD up today because of the in-name-only sequel, having seen Best Worst Movie a while back and wanting to see Troll 2 ever since. But there's that part of my brain that doesn't want to watch the second film in a series before the first, even if there's no real connection... so that's how I come to be watching Troll as the 50th film of a month-long horror marathon.
And it's a fucking riot. A troll king abducts a girl on the day her family moves into a new apartment, and uses his powers to gradually transform…
There is nostalgia here for me as I remember this film from my childhood.
Foxbar Video had just opened in Barrhead and they were doing a deal where your first rental would be delivered to your house that Saturday, so my Mum took me and my brother down and we picked Troll.
I remember waiting patiently for hours for the tape to arrive and when it did we put it straight on. My only memories from then are when the Troll makes his first kill and the guy turns into a big Jobby (or Poo if your not Scottish).
So any way on rewatch I found it pretty awful. The guy still turns into a jobby though which is nice.…
Troll is the epitome of the "so-bad-it's-good" film, a mix of fantasy and horror filled with terrible acting, ridiculously funny animatronic creatures, absurd situations and characters that are just caricatures of real people, it feels like a parody of everything in the universe, therefore it's way more fun than it was supposed to be. It's probably a great pick to what with friends or when you are in a good mood, which I wasn't, so I feel that I could have enjoyed Troll a bit more by the silly fun.
Viewed on MGM Channel
Troll has Atreyu, Sonny Bono, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, her future husband Brad Hall, Travis from WKRP in Cincinnati, overgrown mushrooms that talk, Michael Moriarty doing a bad ass dance to "Summertime Blues", people turning into trolls and entire forests and the strangest part about Troll might be the fact that it might have inspired the whole Harry Potter franchise?
I can't wait for the infamous Troll 2.
More cheese than is healthy.
Comedy-fantasy with imagination to burn. Light on horror elements, despite its reputation, but heavy on great practical effects and fun, quirky character performances. An obvious influence on Del Toro.
Cf. The Neverending Story
This should have just as much hype as the sequel!
The main character's name is Harry Potter. Holy shit! besides that, I hate this movie. I think it's because it made me feel gross as a kid. It was just dirt and gross and the people becoming fairies or trolls or fucking whatever freaked me out. so who knows? Maybe I will rewatch this again and love it...or hate it more
All I knew going in to it was it was an 80's film and it had a Troll in it and a hour in that was still all I knew. I had no idea what was happening or why it was happening until there was 20 mins left and the plot was explained to me by an odd woman who had a talking mushroom as a pet. Now I could go on IMDB and copy and paste the plot of this film and sound a clever bastard but I won't, so, until mushroom woman explained things this is what I was seeing.
A family of four, husband, wife and two kids, a young girl and an older brother, move into…
Michael Moriarty is a writer of childrens stories and his name is Harry Potter! Come on!
Alright so some movies just bring back that childhood memories, and this one brought not just little frights but some great imagination moments as well. As an adult it holds up a bit but you still need to put yourself back in that child like wonder and enjoy it for what it is!
A lot of people have made a "Top 100 Favorite Horror Films" list but that's physically impossible for me. If…
More than 1100 movies of pure 80's horror.