Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: evan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM

Title: Troll
Post by: evan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Does anybody know where I can find the real words to the Troll chorus?

My favorite ghoulish-looking troll was always the one that looked like the pig. I just wish I knew the words to the damn song.

Title: Troll
Post by: Michael Reichert on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I remember watching this movie all the time, when i was a kid. I LOVED IT!!   But now (15 years later) when i convinced my friend into renting it, he threatened to kick my ass. He says i still owe him the 4 bucks he wasted on " That stupid ass movie". whatever..... i still like it.
especially that catchy troll song.

Title: Troll
Post by: on March 16, 2000, 08:23:02 AM
Oh YES!  This was the movie that got me started on B-movies.  <sigh> so many memories...excuse me while i wipe this tear from my eye.

Title: Troll
Post by: Nicollette on March 16, 2000, 09:15:12 PM
I couldn't help but notice that one of the pictures from the film is none other than Michael Moriarty of 'Law & Order' fame. I think he also starred in 'Return to Salem's Lot' and 'It's Alive 3'. Go Figure.

Title: Troll
Post by: Brandon on March 19, 2000, 05:50:58 PM
It's one of thoes classic "It's so bad it's good"
movies. I saw this on Monstervision a few years
back. It was high comedy to watch TV has beens
like Gary Sandy(who plays the right wing nut) and
Brad Hall(who plays Julia-Louise husband in the
movie and in real life) in this film. Am I the
only one who though JLD was kinda hot when she was
prancing around in the forrest as the nymph?
Man,why did MST3K never do thi

Title: Troll
Post by: Don on May 11, 2000, 09:07:15 PM
Admittedly I'm a fan, but I think Noah Hathaway is the only one doing any actual acting -- the others appear to be wishing they were somewhere else. Further, what I find interesting is that, although Noah's name is first as the opening credits scroll by, his name is nowhere to be found on the VHS tape box.

Title: Troll
Post by: ragnar on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie si SCARY as hell.  I recommend getting it NOW! No get 30 of them. They will be collectors items! f**kin awesome flick!

DOnt listen to This movie is GREAT!

Title: Troll
Post by: Liz on July 09, 2000, 07:45:46 PM
Ok, I haven't seen the movie but I watched that little clip of the "Troll Chorus" and honestly, I don't think I'd live through the opening credits of this one!

Title: Troll
Post by: on August 01, 2000, 04:00:29 PM
Troll is such a great classic scary childrens' flick, it shouldn't be rediculed whatsoever for its old-style mid-eighties film-making techniques.  Sure, this was 1985...and what did Troll have to live up to besides the Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off?  It was a task in itself to create the plant animation near the end (compare this animation, if you will, to the basic clay/wire structure animation like in the film "Clash of the Titans")  Anyway, what it comes down to is this:  When you're five, six, seven or so years old, this is THE scariest movie you can watch.  I was five when this film came out on HBO.  I taped it.  I am not so sure that in this day of computer animation and advanced film-making techniques, Troll would make such an impression on any child, however, in the 1980s this would surely induce rash nightmares and fears in the minds of any youngster.  Another fact remains that the acting techniques of these actors (and I do agree they do not seem to want to commit to the film's success at all in the movie), yes, these actors' techiniques I should say, are not noticable and the smallest flaw would never be noticed by a youngster who is caught up in the film's dramatics (trolls, plants overtaking modern complexes, midgets).  I am certain this film would be a seller for DVD production.  Look into it.

Title: Troll
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 21, 2000, 03:57:29 AM
For some reason I had this one recorded when I was a kid.  I ended up watching it over. . . and over. . . and over.  (Hey, I was a kid.  It was either this or "Gotcha.")

Anyway, I couldn't help but notice that the main characters name just happens to be Harry Potter.  Looks like J.K. Rowlings has one more plagiarism lawsuit on her hands.

C'mon, this movie has Vohnkar in it.  Vohnkar!

Title: Troll
Post by: Kelly on August 22, 2000, 02:30:28 AM
My parents owned a variety and video store for over 14 years, so I've had my share of bad movies.  When I was 9, my mother bought me a copy of Harry Medved and Randy Dreyfuss' book "The 50 Worst Films of All Time."  And so, my obsession for bad movies and movie trivia was born.  (Funny how, if you go back far enough, it's always your parents' fault, ain't it?)  When I was 13, my mom got "Troll" into the store, and when I found out it starred Noah Hathaway (who I thought was cute -- whaddaya want?  I was 13!  Hormones were raging!), I immediately grabbed it off the shelf for the night.  I will never forget the first time I saw this movie..."sigh" was almost...biblical.  I cannot describe the bliss with which I immersed myself into the tackiness of this puppetized "horror" movie.  "This," I thought to myself, "this is what B-movies are all about...and ya gotta love that catchy theme song!!"  The only part I didn't care for was the scene where Sonny Bono turns into that pod-like thingy that splits open and spurts out a forest.  That was kinda gross, but the rest was awesome!!  The way the troll began to care for Malcolm was a nice touch, and the fact that he hoped to save his friend's life by making him one of them was a lovely addition to the story -- made him a little more sympathetic, somehow...  It's actually been almost 12 (12!!) years since I saw this movie, but I still remember most of it, it had such an impact on me.  I HAD, however, completely forgotten about Julia-Louis Dreyfuss and her hubby, so thanks to this website and it's master for reminding me of that!  I loved this movie, and it still has a place in my heart.  I have yet been able to find a copy, but as soon as I do, it's MINE!!!  Btw, does anyone know the actually words of the theme song/troll chant??  Sounds something like derma silka train, joy, herba herba thwait, cream of corn...waitaminnit, that can't be right!!  Then again, in a movie this corny, perhaps it is...

Title: Troll
Post by: Stupid Jacob on August 31, 2000, 07:10:03 PM
I love this movie. It's so lame, yet fun at the same time.

Title: Troll
Post by: Megan on September 02, 2000, 05:19:36 PM
I thought troll was so stupid! But i had to laugh at it! IS it just me or is that mushroom cute??

Title: Troll
Post by: Chris K. on September 12, 2000, 04:42:51 PM
You know, TROLL wasn't that bad. In fact it was not bad at all. TROLL 2, now that's a bad film! TROLL was produced by Charles Band's Empire Pictures. Band is well known for his straight-to-video Full Moon Pictures crap-a-thon films. However, Band did help co-produce both FROM BEYOND and RE-ANIMATOR which were his two successful films. TROLL at least has some good special effects. Trust me people, the CGI special effects of today are so laughably bad their not even funny. I laughed at THE MATRIX, the remake of THE HAUNTING, JURASSIC PARK, and JURASSIC PARK 2: THE LOST WORLD (such an innane title) because of the badly coordinated effects. Why did they not hire Ray Harryhausen to create some stop-motion dinosaurs for JURASSIC PARK! Comon Speilberg, Harryhausen is the master of special effects. Not George Lucas. Use common sence Mr. Speilberg. Well, at least the film TROLL tried to become a good film without using fancy-waste-of-money special effects. TROLL is good in my book, but stay away from TROLL 2.

Title: Troll
Post by: The Warrior on February 27, 2001, 03:42:01 PM
This film absoloutely scared the hell out of me when I was a little kid!I was 4 when I rented it out and as soon Sonny transformed into a plant pod I went to bed!The last time I saw this was back in 1993 and havent seen it since but now im older I think Ill give it another chance because it looks hilarious.

Title: Troll
Post by: Scottie on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This was such an odd experience for me. I picked up this movie a few months after seeing the HIDEOUS Trolls 2 (it took me a while to recuperate from the before mentioned movie) and I was immediately hit with two sensations
1.) Holy crap!! There's a "Hathaway" in this movie! My last name is also Hathaway!! (Creepy for me)

2.) Holy crap again!! The guy's name is Harry Potter!! (just plain weird)

So you see how I could already have formed some pretty good opinions about the movie. Well, I watched it, and I must say, I honestly and truly enjoyed this movie. I don't understand how it got this bad of a rating here. I thought it deserved a three. I really liked it that much. I think that you should rethink your position on Trolls 2 and give that a skull. I hated that movie. I have never seen worse acting in my entire life than from the little kid starring in that movie. He convinced me that if I ever make a movie, I will never give any kids speaking parts. Give Trolls 2 the skull and give Troll nothing less than 2 slimes. But then again, these are just my opinions.

Most of you out there probably whole-heartedly disagree with me. You probably want to tar and feather me for my comments on this movie. But, you can't really call me human if I don't have some firm opinions. Good night, good nite, tonight, tonite.


Title: Troll
Post by: DeimosUVA on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Alright, I've read people's comments, and not one has picked up on the obvious drug connotations in this movie.  For started that old lady had shrooms in her apartment.  And they talked!!  Secondly, this movie should be called The Ganj Troll.  At least that's what my friends and I call this movie.  (Ganj being a slag for marijuana).  Anway, when the troll turns the first guy into all those plants (I think it was Sunny Bono) they all looke like marijuana leaves.  Then the room gets smokey.  Then all the little trolls start singing.  While I've never associated singing with smoking marijuana, maybe it's just a troll thing.  Every time the troll goes back to that room he has a stupid grin on his face.  When Julia Louis-Dreyfus starts running around, she is obviously blasted.  She's laughing like an idiot, smoke is everywhere, and she's wearing a weed bikini.  AND ALMOST ALL THE STUFF LOOKS LIKE MARIJUANA!!  And the song the ganj trolls sing is great.  Just great.  

Title: Troll
Post by: Stefan Robak on June 18, 2001, 08:35:39 PM
Did you notice Gary Sandy as Barrty in this film.  He used to be Andy Travis on WKRP!

Title: Troll
Post by: DR.T on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
The movie was pretty good, I mean I couldnt say it was bad.
The movie gave me the creeps when I was much younger but it was good and Noah Hathaway is a pretty cool actor.

Title: Troll
Post by: Gallow on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
 There was a time when all my older brother would have to do is start singing the Troll Chorus and I'd start screaming and covering my ears. This was because it scared the HELL out of me. I STILL recall a nightmare or two with that little bastard in it. It didn't help that we just moved into a new house and my room was all dark wood paneled with cubby spaces in all the walls(It was a Cape Cod style home, if you know what I mean. Basically, it was this dark room with crawlspaces behind all the walls. Perfect size for the Trolls or their cousins the Ghoulies to come scampering through and get me in my sleep. I was young enough to be paranoid of the trolls in the walls and just old enough to know if I pull the covers over my head, they'd just have to chew a little more before they killed me. *L*
   Because of this, I now hold this movie dear to my heart, as shabby as it was. In fact it wasn't until I started grabbing Full Moon movies from the video store every weekend that I even discovered that Charles Band was behind it. Makes PERFECT sense though. This is STILL one of his best. I can't help but laugh at how I was once scared SH*TLESS by some of the most inarticulate puppets I've ever seen! I mean, how often do their heads and jaws shift in opposite directions because the puppeteer isn't moving his thumb back to the right spot after every word? I think THAT might be what made them extra disturbing to me. Dislocatable jaws! *L* Anyways it'll only cost a buck to rent at Blockbuster, so go grab it. Share the love.
 P.S. : Sonny Bono gets torn open by trees in this movie. Years later he gets torn open by trees in real life! Coincidence? READ THE BOOK.

Title: Troll
Post by: Hannibal Smith on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie rules!!! The troll chorus is reaaalllyy adicting! It's been stuck in my head for 7 years!! But i love it! Also Sonny Bono's greatest quote "Hooolyy *$@%!" it was a truley funny moment.

Title: Troll
Post by: Dano on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
A friend Brad told me to rent this because Elaine From Seinfeld (which is that woman's name as far as I am concerned) was naked in it.  I rented it and watched every last minute.  I remain unclear on exactly what Brad's definition of "naked" is, but it differs from mine in several respects.  

Title: Troll
Post by: Thorn495 on September 10, 2002, 11:19:03 PM
I think this movie should score better than Troll 2 also.  The trolls singing is awesome.  I recorded that portion of the movie to a tape and sung along to it in my car.  Eventually I bought the soundtrack from someone who makes copies of out of print records.  Cantos Profanae.  Anyways, colorful movie.  Perfect and scary for 12 and under.  

Title: Troll
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Hatthaway probably killed his acting career with this flick...thank God!  But who comes off NeverEnding Story and makes something like this?  Seriously, he not a half bad acter.  Should've fired his agent.

The little girl is actually a gem!  She had a lot to do and comes off real creepy.  Especially funny as she's abusing her brother.  

Watch it for Julia...just like the review said.  The thumb dance from Seinfeld had nothing on this!  

Sonny Bono?!  If Cher hadn't divorced him already she would've after this...God rest his soul!

Moriary, I've heard, is a good actor.  ???  That scene about the rat burgers makes me cringe every time!  "Don't call em rat burgers in front of the kids..."  I wanna slap that lady!!  

So...why am I buying the DVD Troll/Troll 2 double feature coming out (or OUT) August 2003?  Because these films are a hoot!  The second one, I hear, is in a whole different catagory of badness...I can't wait!

Title: Troll
Post by: Austin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Atreju was a much better character, even though he was a whiner.  I remember this one from WAY back, and I had been waiting to watch it again for years until a few months ago.  It definitely wasn't as good as I remember it.  You know.  Same situation as when everything seems bigger to you as a five year old.

Title: Troll
Post by: Lana on April 29, 2005, 08:32:27 PM
This movie is so terrible.  I could not sit through five mintutes!  You know what the scariest part is, that SCI FI CHANNEL played this movie almost 20 times!

Title: Troll
Post by: Heather on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I actually never watched the whole thing when it would come on TV, reading this reveiw I think I should buy it!!!! Thank you for such a funny and comprehensive reveiw!

Lemme just say, weirdos in apartment buildings are a sadly un-tapped scary movie premise.
And Noah Hathaway as a slightly odd teenaged B movie fan named Harry Potter?  

My own fondness for crap-ola movies is even more precious to me now....*sigh*

Noah Hathaway has incidentally grown up to be the best looking man on the PLANET  Apropos of nothing....

I'm gonna get this movie!  Hee hee....

Title: Troll
Post by: Kayne on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
NOOOOOOOO!!!  I can not believe what the other comments here seem to indicate:  You could NOT have scored Troll 2 better than Troll.  You could NOT have!! I liked this movie as a kid, and I still think it's way underrated - it's a CLASSIC 80's B-flic.  Just the fact that the villian wasn't really 'evil' should get it points.  Troll 2 now...watching that was one of the worst traumas I have suffered...and I have been through a lot (as bad as it was, I remember that the last scene succeeded in truly creeping me out though)...

Title: Troll
Post by: Richard on September 23, 2004, 11:30:35 AM
That singing monster scene made me laugh so hard I had to catch my breathe.  Great B-movie, very imaginative.

Title: Troll
Post by: Felicity on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
A disappointing movie...too slick to be bad-good, and too bad to be good-good.  Tacky effects and production values, an extremely limited setting.  Worth seeing once for a several good parts (Michael Moriarty dancing like a psycho to classic rock; Julia Louis-Dreyfus running around almost naked; Gary Sandy as an ex-soldier), but not one to keep on tape after youíre done.

I watched it with friends and one of them liked the chorus.  I think he said something to the effect of ďThatís the music I want playing in the background if Iím ever painting or sculpting naked.Ē  Yikes.  :-)

Title: Troll
Post by: Yes~!!! Pffft on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Elaine from sainfield is one of the ladies who lives there... I think her name is janette...

I'm DYING to get the song (the na na na na na TROLL! one)

BTW... anyone notice the kid is named Harry Potter? 10 yrs before the british lady stole it?!?! HAHHA

Title: Troll
Post by: Per on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is a great movie! I deserves a 3 score really. I remember that I first thought the cover looked silly, but when I saw it I was really impressed. Classical 80's b-movie, but also scary a bit, together with the music.

Title: Troll
Post by: Eagle on October 08, 2005, 10:30:38 AM
After I saw this movie I was bored and had appetite for jelly. I asked myself why?

Title: Troll
Post by: Rob on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I had always wanted to see Troll as a little kid but my folks never let me. So I finally rented it and found it to be a mildly enjoyable but typical Charles Band flick with some slightly A-list actors(Moriarty is very good). I got a kick out of the fact that our hero's name was Harry Potter!

The effects are done by John Carl Buechler, who is the B-movie special effects artist who created the creatures for Ghoulies and Carnosaur amongst others. His creations are just too rubbery and silly to be threatening, cute or likable. I couldn't help compare this film in some ways to Jim Henson's Labrynth, though Labrynth came out a few years later. The Troll in some ways reminded me of a hook-nosed pot bellied brother of Labrynth's Hoggle. Of course, comparing the mediocre puppetry of Troll to Jim Henson's genius is probably a bit offensive(RIP)

Title: Troll
Post by: on February 08, 2006, 07:40:28 AM
this movie is a classic, troll all the way, i also liked troll 2, i bought the 2 disc features.. great quailty worth the buy. wish they make a troll 3 , it would kick!! troll bring back so many memories.. good acting and good music

Title: Troll
Post by: IT on February 20, 2006, 03:56:22 PM
I hated this movie when I saw it as a teenager and I still hate it now.The movie tried to ripoff the much better GREMLINS but failed.The puppet effects were horrible.A real loser of a film.

Title: Troll
Post by: Max Alan Zoller on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Funny is the word for it, you can't help loving those putrid puppets and drug-addict song. And the witch. A lot of what had to be said on this board has been said but...
I'm surprised that this site doesn't have "The Garbage Pail Kids" movie. Not only this film is awful but, if you look at the basement scenes by the staircase you can see...the troll painting from Troll! 100% sure. I suppose that couldn't go to waste!

Title: Troll
Post by: Ganj on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This film is amazing.  I first had the "pleasure" of viewing it in 1987 when I was five years old.  It used to scare the s**t outta me, what with the puppets singing and whatnot.

Now, I cannot help but die laughing everytime I watch this gem of a movie.  

Title: Troll
Post by: lee on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This film is an absolute barrel of laughs! You cant help but love it. The cheap as s**t effects, crappy script, and not forgetting the singing puppets! This is what the 80's was all about. God bless troll!

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: thomas brooks on November 25, 2007, 04:01:34 PM

im going to say one or two things, troll rrrroooooccckkkksss. this movie brings back so many memoorys,  :thumbup:, its so lovly as whel, the little cretures are so life like, but i must say if your going to buy a film that will scer the hello out e you, this is the film to buy, TROLL.

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: HarlotBug3 on March 20, 2008, 05:31:07 PM
Last night: Troll
Tonight: Troll 2

I recognized J L D (though I didn't know her suprisingly doofy-looking husband played the part of her 'suitor') but didn't recognize Atreyu. Maybe that's because...


Yes, he did, and you know it. The director of neverendingstory was obviously giving him something he didn't have here.

But here we have a prime example of 80s cheese, both painfully and joyfully dated in every way. I wonder if it was ever interpreted as an attempt to demonize environmentalists? There seemed a focused effort to make the troll seem 'at peace,' almost benevolent, whenever it was able to bring over some more of its world.

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: Ash on March 20, 2008, 05:33:23 PM
The first Troll is a masterpiece compared to Troll 2!
You want serious pain?  You'll get it watching Troll 2.
But then again, Troll 2 is so bad it's good.   :smile:

After you watch Troll 2, check out our interview with George Hardy.

The Troll 2 official website:

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: rachel on December 28, 2008, 02:31:50 PM
My friend and I always watch this movie. Does anyone know where to get Troll 2?

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: Frogger on December 30, 2008, 04:03:09 PM
My friend and I always watch this movie. Does anyone know where to get Troll 2?
Part 1.

Its in 11 parts on youtube so enjoy. Great film for the fact its awful.

I loved the first Troll film it was a cute film.

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: DJANSEN on October 16, 2010, 03:43:48 PM
In response to:  "I remember watching this movie all the time, when i was a kid. I LOVED IT!!   But now (15 years later) when i convinced my friend into renting it, he threatened to kick my ass. He says i still owe him the 4 bucks he wasted on " That stupid ass movie". whatever..... i still like it.
especially that catchy troll song."  

I used to watch Troll all the time, too!!!  I just had my husband watch it through Netflix.  Luckily, he did not want to kick my ass, but I do not think he liked it too much!!  I still like it, too!  I do realize that it is a bad movie, at the same time, though!

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on October 24, 2010, 07:51:08 PM
My opinions for this movie keep changing. If I really had to name the strengths and weaknesses of the film, they'd be like this:


Wonderful music: Richard Band once again proves that b-movies can have a great soundtrack.

Awesome Creature FX: Torok the Troll is a great achievement in low budget FX work. The other creatures are great too.


Horrid Acting: Phil Fondacaro is the only good actor in the entire flick. The rest of the characters make me cringe when they talk.

Overall, I'd probably give Troll two out of four slimes.

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: reeferrobotics on March 05, 2011, 03:53:19 AM
You guys are forgettign the plant in th eex military guys house when he opens the door for th elittle girl its like 6 feet tall lol he must have PTSD or something hope he's got his license :bouncegiggle:

Title: Re: Troll
Post by: Parralax view on May 16, 2016, 08:27:08 PM
How strange is this pile??...  Michael Moriarity as a wimpy whipped day, Shelly Hack as the clueless mom.  June Lockhart as the Milf Granny and forests in the apartments.  Someone had too much time on their hands and many needed a check... Still funny however.