I’m an unabashed fan of old, low-budget movies, but even having seen tons of them, I still hadn’t seen what is considered one of the very worst films ever made, Troll II. It’s so bad, actually, that it’s become a cult favorite, in the same spirit as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dawn of the Dead, and more.
There’s so much about Troll II that’s entertaining for bad movie fans that it’s hard to capture it all in either a documentary or in this brief review. As we learn, the film started out as Goblin, and is set in a small town called Nilbog (“It’s Goblin spelled backwards!”). The title switched to Troll II but there’s not a troll to be found in the film: they’re all still goblins. That’s about the level of sophistication of the story!