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« on: May 18, 2007, 11:47:53 PM »

George Hardy played the part of Michael Waits, the father in "Troll 2." He is a cheery gentleman who is still impressed that such a bad movie could be so much fun.

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 01:24:42 AM »

Awesome interview Andrew. George Hardy seems like a great guy and it's mega cool that he has truly embraced his bad movie stardom! You don't see that happen too frequently.  Smile
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 04:34:16 PM »

The interview looks great Andrew!   Thumbup
You had some good questions for him and he gave some very informative answers.
That pic of George & Michael holding up the shirt was taken only a few weeks ago.
The third guy in the photo is one of the producers of the Troll 2 documentary.

It was really cool to be able to chat with George.
He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to.

This Troll 2 cult phenomenon really seems to be taking off.  They're having screenings all over the U.S. and it sounds like they're having a blast.



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Our interview with George Hardy is loaded with bonus features! 

To get the full Troll 2 experience here, I recommend that you read Andrew's interview first, then watch the video clips second and listen to the phone interview third.

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I hope the audio quality of our phone interview is good enough for you guys.
What I did was I hooked up my pc speakers, called George using my computer (VOIP) and recorded the entire thing onto a microcasette recorder.
Then I played the entire interview back into my microphone and recorded it onto my hard drive with this program.
After that was done, I uploaded it to a file sharing website where Andrew was able to download it and convert it to MP3 format.
When I first uploaded it, the file was a whopping 276 MB wav file.
Andrew managed to get it down to 38 MB.
Thanks Andrew!  You rock!

This interview stands out because you finally get to learn why Troll 2 turned out as bad as it did.
Mostly because of the language barrier between the cast & crew and the general disorganization.
It's quite informative.
There's a lot more but I don't want to spoil it for you.

Let us know what you think.

Hope you like it!   Smile



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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 05:05:58 PM »

I did an interview with Troll 2 cast member Darren Ewing a few months ago and it's available at http://www.magicalpudding.com/articles/Interview%20with%20Darren%20Ewing%20of%20Troll%202.html

I too have spoken with George Hardy a few months earlier.  We had talked about doing a screening of the movie in my town, but it's too small.  I found out that he lived in Alabama though, and I'm only about 2 hours away from him.  One day I may try to set up a video interview.  He seemed interested in it, but that was several months ago, Troll 2 has gotten really big sense then.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 07:21:34 PM »

A special thank you to Ash, Andrew and Badmovies.org for this awesome interview and their dedication towards subjecting others with one of the worst films ever made – Troll 2.  Nice job Nilbog Neighbors!

Also, I just wanted to let you know that we have featured / linked to the Badmovies.org Troll 2 interview from the www.bestworstmovie.com homepage. Let me know if we can help out in any other way.

Thanks for such a great website and for your hospitality!

Michael Paul Stephenson (Joshua)


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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 04:39:06 PM »

Fantastic interview.

He ought to write a book about his experience making Troll 2.

It could be almost as entertaining as Bruce Campbell's If Chins Could Kill book.   Cheers
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 03:14:31 PM »

One really interesting thing about TROLL 2 that often gets overlooked is the fact that the costume designer Laura Gemser (spelled "Grimsley" in George's interview) was a major exploitation actress in the '70s, and played the lead in the BLACK EMMANUELLE movies, BLACK COBRA and many others.

Surprise!
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