Another great project in which Charles Band took part in, none other than the classic movie Troll. After moving into a new apartment building, The potters start to notice weird things going on with their youngest child, almost as if she is not herself. Right about their suspicions, but not knowing it yet, The daughter’s body is taken over by a troll and normal gets further away for this building by the minute. Knocking on doors of neighbors and starting mischief while inside, the troll shows his true face to those tenants following it up by a needle prick to the skin; ultimately turning the people into complete rooms full of greenery and troll like characters. I was NOT expecting that when I first watched this film, not in the slightest. I was expecting maybe a “leprechaun-esque” type character with a similar plot, but this part blew my mind, turning a human life into an entire eco system full of hideously cute characters! All the animatronics or puppet work that went on were very convincing and unique in each of their own ways, and seeing Julia Louis-Dreyfus whacked out of her mind wearing nothing but leaves was another thing on my list of things I thought I would never see. I myself have never been a fan of movies that were more for kids and lacked extreme violence, almost like monster movies for teens, but this one won me over; maybe it was the effects that did it for me. Those troll characters were a cross breed between Ghoulies monsters with a bit of a Ernest Scared Stupid Halloween movie; and I think I’m going to go put on the sequel now! Not a great scare but a sure treat for the eyes and a great monster flick!
Wendy Potter: Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot nine days old.