Troll 2 (1990)

This is a movie like no other. It’s a sequel with virtually nothing to do with the first one other that people turning into plants. There are no trolls, only goblins. The acting is some of the worst I’ve ever seen, or maybe it’s just the dialog the actors have been given. Nothing really makes any sense.

As the story begins, we find a family of four getting ready for a vacation to a small town called Nilbog. The young boy sees his dead grandfather, who gives him the warning that they should not go to Nilbog. No matter what the boy does, the family vacation must go on and they make their way to their rental house. Turns out there is some evil witch lady who needs to feed her goblin children humans who have turned into plants. Will the family be able to survive the little goblin creatures with bad makeup who can barely even fight but sometimes accurately throw spears?

It’s so bizarre, and a constant roller coaster of WTF moments. At one point, it felt like I was watching a metaphor for vegetarianism vs. meat consumption. The intention was for the movie to be a suspenseful horror film. The end result is so comically absurd that it has earned the nickname “Best Worst Movie“.

If you have never seen it, you should. It’s so bad, it’s good.

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Available to stream on Amazon Prime