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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.
Viewed on MGM Channel
Troll has Atreyu, Sonny Bono, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, her future husband Brad Hall, Andy 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.
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.
Movie #2 in Hoop-tober 2015.
It had some fun moments and some good ideas, but this movie could have been so much more. I am actually glad to see that this movie is getting a remake, because this could be a very good fantasy horror movie.
The first hour of the movie it just repeats itself over and over again.
I liked the monster designs of the movie and I hope that they use that in the remake.
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…
A family moves into a brownstone and are bedeviled by a troll who wants his foliage-rich fairy world to supplant the real one. One of the most benign of all Empire Pictures releases, a cheesy but likable enough fairy tale. The overqualified cast seems to have been in it for the trip to Rome (can't say I blame them), though June Lockhart is good as an old woman who seems to know just what's happening; her scenes with Noah Hathaway (as Harry Potter...yeah) are a delight.
Fine score by Richard Band.
Watched the Scream Factory bluray. I actually grew up watching Troll 2 way more than I watched this one. I probably hadn't seen it since I was a kid. Was fun revisiting it with a fresh perspective. Just a ton of fun. The little girl possessed by the troll has a blast in the role and adds to the fun. The troll makeup is pretty cool. The best part though? Michael Moriarty dancing.
There is a special place in my heart for these early Empire movies and Troll is no exception. Everything about this movie is fantastic. The setting, the story, the creatures... oh and this is the true origin story of Harry Potter!
I love this film. I rented it when it first came out on video as a kid and remember watching it several times that weekend. It has a lot of nostalgia for me. It's a fun horror/fantasy film with some great make up effects. Plus I love the music especially the main piece that I'm sure my cats love it when I hum it to them. *ahem* Happy to have it on Bluray from Scream Factory.
I kind of adore the puppets in this movie, especially when they sing. Actually I love them at all times! I'm very happy to see horn-blowing June Lockhart, Gary Sandy, and dancing Michael Moriarty here as well. It's not a horror movie really, it's more a weird fantasy flick/comedy with a few horror-ish elements. It's not a very good movie, the story is pretty stupid. That's okay though. There's so many cool/funny/strange things thrown into this movie that more than make up for it not really making a lot of sense.
But seriously though, Troll 2 is worse than this? .....I guess I'll have to find out.
Story is set in an apartment building where the Potter family (Harry and Anne with their two kids Harry Jr. and Wendy Anne) have just moved in. however a troll takes over the identity of Wendy Anne and goes on to transforming each tenant and their department into ancient garden with many of its own kind. This leaves Harry Jr. with the help of the elderly Eunice St. Clair to stop this troll.
The lively script knows what it is and director John Carl Buechler plays it out accordingly. Some moments do have a violent side and an unusual touch, but in a cheesy way. The story becomes pointless in all of this, because it's the admirable special effects that…
Short Review: This film has the distinction of beating JK Rowling to the Harry Potter name (although I still wonder if she just stole the name and just didn't give a flip). Also, a troll procreates in apartment buildings, creating fantasy creatures that start singing incoherently.
Not nearly as much of a "so bad it's good" movie like the sequel, this is more like one of those movies that wants to be taken seriously but can't. It's just bad and silly.
Would complement first Leprechaun movie pretty well.
I need a pet talking mushroom YESTERDAY
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