Written by: John Edward Betancourt
This is a film that has been a long time coming on Girls of Geek when it comes to the many reviews that we have done. In fact I think I have held off on this one because well, it's too easy to bash and too easy to point out how ridiculous basically every scene in the film truly is.
Some have called it the worst film ever made, and to that I say, you haven't seen Manos: The Hands of Fate because that is actually worse. But we are going to talk about one of the worst films ever made in the history of film and at the same time, one of the biggest cult classics in the history of film. That's right my friends, it's time to talk about Troll 2.
In fact, this film is so infamous we are going to spend little time on the plot, because well, it's not as important as the film and its impact on our culture. But for those of you out there who some how have not seen this film, it is about a family that moves to the tiny little berg of Nilbog only to find out that it is full of goblins and well, they eat people.
That's the long and short of it and oddly enough, that's a basic plot line which does set Troll 2 apart from some of the other awful films that we've covered on this site, because it actually makes an attempt at a plot. But the rest of it? Well it is pure garbage. The acting is about as rough as it gets. The goblins are nothing more than people in bad rubber masks and burlap sacks and the special effects are not that special. Oh, and a movie with the word Troll in the title features goblins as the lead monster. So why on earth is this film popular enough that it got its own documentary? The answer is simple. It's so awful that it is good.
In watching this film, it is clear they tried to put together a legitimate horror film. Plus, the actors do give it their all, and despite their best efforts to scare us, they unintentionally made an incredible comedy film. That's right, this is a horror/comedy through and through and well, that's why we love it. There are laughs abound here. From the weird over sexed witch who knows how to cook...popcorn included, to the moment when Joshua decides to whiz all over the table, this flick is just off the wall nuts.
You simply cannot turn away when you pop this movie in. You have to know how it ends. In fact I guarantee if this bad boy premiered on SyFy today, it would have been bigger than Sharknado because I strongly feel this is the one that set the bar for beloved bad movies. Watch it, enjoy it and let it be your guilty pleasure because Troll 2 truly is the best/worst movie ever made.