Troll 2 (1990)

dir. Claudio Fragasso

Troll 2 is utterly delightful. It’s purportedly a sequel to Troll, obviously, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with it. There aren’t even trolls in this movie. That’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Troll 2’s total insanity. The main character is a little boy called Joshua, who seems to be comforted and charmed by his constant visions of his dead Grandpa Seth rather than horrified to his core. His family go on some confusion exchange trip to another town, Nilbog, which our genius hero intelligently unearths is in fact “Goblin” spelled backwards. The goblins themselves look like Chucky the doll mated with a bunch of ewoks, and are about as wildly unthreatening as their lilting, wide-eyed… mother? Queen? Witch? Some weird lady who pulls faces and shrieks a lot. Troll 2 has about a billion laugh-out-loud moments, from everyone’s constant over-acting, to the playdough food, to the sexy corn-on-the-cob scene, to Joshua spontaneously deciding to urinate over the kitchen table, to evil’s bane being found in the form of a double decker baloney sandwich. Seriously, this entire movie is a double decker baloney sandwich.

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