Throughout the years there have been plenty of really bad movies, but none as infamously bad as 1990s Troll 2. This film has been dubbed as the worst movie ever made, but over the years has gained a huge cult following now making it extremely popular. Now Shout Factory is pairing it up with the 1986 original Troll for a double feature Blu-ray.
Troll follows the Potter family who has just moved to a rented apartment in San Francisco. There a wicked troll, that uses his magic ring to possess the young girl of the family and to use her form to transform the dwellers and their apartment into other trolls and his kingdom. Her brother feels that something is wrong with his sister and seeks out help with the good witch that lives in the building. This is one of those films that is pretty much exactly what you expect and that is nothing more than cheese. Sure it’s a lot of fun, but it’s also one you have seen numerous times in various creature features making it feel more generic that standing out. The look of the single Troll in the film is pretty cheesy, but that is part of its charm and despite the film being called Troll it uses a variety of creatures in its place to do most of the dirty work. The acting, effects and overall finished product is cheesy, but in a fun way that makes it one that fans will likely enjoy, but still fall in the forgettable category in the end. The biggest thing this film really did was set the stage for the sequel that would be not soon forgotten.
Troll 2 follows a family that takes a trip to Nilbog, which, unbeknownst to them, is the kingdom of the goblins. Now it’s up to a young boy and his magical time stopping grandpa, and a bologna sandwich to save the family from the evil Goblin Queen, who uses everything from magical rocks to an ear of corn, to destroy his family. To say Troll 2 is a bad movie is an understatement. This lives up to its title as worst movie ever, but in the most glorious way possible. Everything that could go wrong in this movie does with bad acting, a dumb story, bad creature effects and bad cinematography, but through it all a light shines through it displaying a movie that must be seen. The film is essentially about angry vegetarians and despite being called Troll 2 there isn’t a troll to be seen anywhere in the film. This film is connected in name alone to the original and plants itself firmly all on its own. What makes this film all the better is that there was clear intent on making a good film and they had no clue what they were unleashing on fans. Those that know the film love it or hate it, but if you are one that has never seen it, you must fix this missing hole in your soul immediately.
The Troll / Troll 2 Double Feature not only features both films, but also numerous special features including commentaries, trailers, and a still gallery, but that is not all. In addition to these insane films the first 5000 copies of this release will also feature a bonus disc including the documentary Best Worts Movie that focuses on the cast and cult phenomenon of the Troll 2 through the eyes of the cast and fans from all over the world.
Horror fans will no doubt be eager to get their hands on this cult classic collection when the Troll / Troll 2 Double Feature comes to Blu-ray on November 17th.
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