Troll 2 Interesting Tidbits

So I normally stick to original material, but I just had to include a few excerpts from IMDb’s trivia page on this film as they are amazing.  In case you missed it, yesterday I included Troll 2 as the first entry in my Polish That Turd series, in which I take a terrible movie and review it as if it were the most amazing work of cinematic art of our lives.  It wasn’t easy, but you can see how it went Here.

In any case, this is one of those movies that have to be seen to be believed.  If you haven’t seen it, you can catch it on Netflix or wherever you get your movies nowadays.  Either way, some of these bits of info will help you understand how amazingly horrible it truly is.

 – The entire crew spoke only Italian, except for the film’s costume designer, who would translate what the director was saying to the actors.

 Shot in three weeks.

– Although the movie was titled “Troll 2” to capitalize on the minor success of Troll, it has no connection to the plot or production of the earlier film.

– The entire cast had showed up to a casting call for the film hoping to be extras, and ended up getting the lead roles.

– Director Claudio Fragasso and his wife Rossella Drudi wrote the screenplay in very poor English as they only spoke Italian. On set, the actors suggested they say the lines in more proper English to make the dialog sound better, but the director strictly forbade any of the actors from doing this. All of the lines had to be read verbatim.

– Upon seeing the food that was prepared for the dinner scene, Deborah Reed started to overact and laugh due to the meals’ unnatural look, being covered with green icing.

– Don Packard got the part as the drugstore owner after the actor who was originally cast in the role didn’t show up for work.  Packard, who played the store owner, said in Best Worst Movie that he was on leave from intermittently staying in a mental hospital when appeared in this film, and when he watched it later he could see that he was not acting in his scenes–he really was as disturbed as his character.

– Rossella Drudi, director Claudio Fragasso‘s wife and the co-writer of the film, got the idea to write the movie after several of her friends became vegetarians at the same time–this is why the Goblins in the film are vegetarians.

– Holds a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes


Once again, see this movie.  If you are one to occasionally partake in the influence of Marijuana, DEFINITELY see this movie!


About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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2 Responses to Troll 2 Interesting Tidbits

  1. How sad is it that I knew all of those. LOL. Great stuff though, nonetheless. 😀

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