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TROLL - 1 Slime
Rated PG-13
Copyright 1985 Atar Productions Inc.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Harry Jr. - Noah Hathaway! (Atreju from "The NeverEnding Story.") Young lad who loves b-movies, but is mortally afraid of his sister.
  • Wendy - Harry's sister, she spends most of the film locked in a magical prison while the Troll uses her form as a disguise.
  • Eunice St. Clair - June Lockhart! (The younger version is her daughter, Anne Lockhart.) Ancient sorceress and protector of the human realm, turned into a talking tree stump for a while.
  • Malcolm - Phil Fondacaro! The only person shorter than Wendy, dying of Leukemia until the Troll transforms him into an elf.
  • Harry Sr. and Anne - Michael Moriarty is the father! Harry and Wendy's parents who wish everyone would just act normal.
  • Peter - Sonny Bono! A self described swinger who hates children, he's the first one turned into a troll. (One with the woodlands...)
  • Bill and Jeanette - She is none other than Julia Louis-Dreyfus! The Troll makes her into a forest nymph and him into something suitably slimy.
  • Barry - He used to be a Marine, of course he still wears dark sunglasses, brass belts, and green t-shirts. Turned into a troll.
  • The Troll - Magical creature who wishes to repopulate the world with elves, fairies, and such.

Buy It!

The Plot: 

There are so few opportunities to watch Julie Louis-Dreyfus run around wearing ivy (And only ivy.) that you have to take notice of this film. When the Potters move into a new apartment they never dream what will happen next, their daughter Wendy is soon replaced by a malevolent troll! The capricious creature enjoys confusing Harry or Anne with strange antics, almost to the point of neglecting it's true goal. Slowly and surely it uses a magical ring to turn the other apartments into magical forests, each one populated by the transformed inhabitants. Harry Jr. takes pains to avoid his sister, mainly since she is beating him up, (Really not good for the budding male psyche - getting thrown around by your little sister.) so he befriends Eunice. She gives him a magical spear to defeat the Troll's minions, good thing since she fares poorly against them. In a bizarre twist ending the Troll foils his own plans, plunging the magical spear into the guardian beast to save Wendy's life. There is even one more twist ending involving a police officer and the laundry room, but we won't go into that. A final word in the movie's defense: there are lots of sock puppets, you have to love sock puppets...

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Sonny Bono looks quite natural in a wife beater t-shirt.
  • Modern parents have problems dealing with kids who watch Godzilla movies.
  • The late and great Mr. Bono was terrible in bed.
  • Loud music only affects plates.
  • Midgets don't like chocolate milk.
  • Puberty changes the way a boy knocks, in addition to his voice.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really a dryad.
  • Old women are confusing. Old women carrying spears are confusing and dangerous.
  • Apartment buildings make excellent greenhouses.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • Opening Credits - Charles Band, with a budget no less, oh hell...
  • 7 mins - Yes, yes, we notice the ring.
  • 11 mins - This is a mad house! A mad house!
  • 28 mins - What did I do to deserve this scene?
  • 32 mins - Harry Jr. has a pretty fruity room for a teenage male.
  • 37 mins - So trolls just sit around singing all day?
  • 45 mins - How exactly does that little mushroom thing get around?
  • 59 mins - He actually made Malcolm shorter, now that is powerful magic.
  • 71 mins - Talk about anti-climatic battles.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note troll1.wav Harry Jr: "Can I come in, I think I'm going to throw up."
Eunice: "How can I resist an offer like that?"
Green Music Note troll2.wav Wendy: "Are you an elf?"
Green Music Note troll3.wav Eunice: "Harry, your sister isn't an alien. She's something much worse."
Green Music Note troll4.wav Troll: "Welcome, brother elf."
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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The Troll Chorus.

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Re: Troll
Reply #41. Posted on March 20, 2008, 05:33:23 PM by Ash
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.
http://www.badmovies.org/interviews/georgehardy/

The Troll 2 official website:
www.bestworstmovie.com
Re: Troll
Reply #42. Posted on December 28, 2008, 02:31:50 PM by rachel
My friend and I always watch this movie. Does anyone know where to get Troll 2?
Re: Troll
Reply #43. Posted on December 30, 2008, 04:03:09 PM by Frogger
My friend and I always watch this movie. Does anyone know where to get Troll 2?


<a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FzidMwyHcaQ" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FzidMwyHcaQ</a>

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.

Re: Troll
Reply #44. Posted on October 16, 2010, 03:43:48 PM by DJANSEN
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!
Re: Troll
Reply #45. Posted on October 24, 2010, 07:51:08 PM by diamondwaspvenom
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:

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.
Re: Troll
Reply #46. Posted on March 05, 2011, 03:53:19 AM by reeferrobotics
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
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