A Troll 2 Fan Site
If you were part of the fan base that formed around the "Worst Movie Ever," Troll 2, a 1990 horror film, directed by Claudio Fragasso, this site was for you.
Content is from the site's 2007 - 2010 archived pages culminating in a Troll 2 documentary film by Michael Paul Stephenson that had its World Premiere in March of 2010 as well as other outside sources.
JOIN THE FUN!
By joining Nilbog and becoming a Goblin in Disguise, you will be able to create your own goblin profile, have access to the Nil-Blog (allowing you post blog entries) and remain up to date on Nilbog news and recent happenings of the "Best Worst Movie" of all time — Troll 2!
By becoming a Nilbog Goblin, I swear by the Lord of the Magic Stonehenge, that I will never consume meat or reveal my mole the shape of a clover leaf. According to my ability and judgment, I will always warn others against the evils of eating stinkin', disgustin' meat (i.e, hamburgers, steaks, and hot dogs sold by the side of the road). Most importantly, I will stand tall and proud as a monstrous being.
Further, I understand that by joining Nilbog, I must always treat other goblins in disguise with love and respect. Before turning a house-swapping visitor into edible plant mush, it is my responsibility to offer them something green to eat (this keeps the blood from mixing with the meat); preferably, a glass of Nilbog Milk, a Nilbog cake or an English muffin frosted with special green icing. After all, we are hospitable people here in Nilbog! Should I, at anytime, find it desirable to seduce another or engage in erotic activity, I swear to put into practice the secret, seductive powers found only in a cob of corn.
I make this sacred oath with the complete understanding that it is my duty to show the world that Goblins still exist. While I continue to keep this oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy goblin life, the practice of turning humans into vegetables and spreading the Troll 2 infection at all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may I will be forced to eat a double-decker-bologna sandwich full of toxins and Cholesterol.
We are pleased to announce that BEST WORST MOVIE, the Troll 2 documentary film by Michael Paul Stephenson will have it's World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) this March 2010.
A hugely entertaining trash gem that earned its reputation as the best worst movie ever made, so appallingly bad it's hilariously great, with an awful script full of plot holes the size of a goblin, ridiculous over-the-top performances and shocking continuity errors that will make you choke with laughter.
Carlos Magalhaes / Super Reviewer RottenTomatoes
In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: TROLL 2. Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.
Media Contact Info
Lindsay Rowles Stephenson
Magic Stone Productions
BEST WORST MOVIE - Troll 2 Documentary Theatrical Trailer
In The News
01.19.08 - Cinematical: Live From Sundance: "The line of the Night"
12.28.07- Horror Hound: "Movie News - Best Worst Movie: Troll 2"
12.27.07- Bloody Good Horror: "Interview with Michael Paul Stephenson"
11.13.07- WIRED - Underwire: "'90s Flick Troll 2 Gets New Life With Behind-the-Scenes Documentary"
10.14.07 - Just Press Play: "Documentary About 'Troll 2' Is Coming"
10.12.07 - AMCtv: "The Horror Department - The Best Worst Movie"
08.10.07 - Horror-Movies.ca: "Troll 2 Documentary Trailer"
08.09.07 - CBS KUTV: "A Fresh Look On Life - Utah Community Gets a Starring Role in a B-Movie"
07.20.07 - Filmjunk.com: "Troll Gets a Big Budget Remake and Animated Series"
07.16.07 - Bostonist: "Troll 2 Fans Descend Upon the Brattle"
05.21.07 - Badmovies.org: "Interview with George Hardy"
05.16.07- Houston Chronicle: "They're Eating My Mommy!"
03.18.07- The Salt Lake Tribune: "Troll 2: As Camp as it gets"
01.30.07- Fangoria.com: "New Genre Film Screenings Across the U.S."
10.04.07- Yahoo! Entertainment: "Doing the TROLL Time Warp"
12.07.06- Filmjunk.com: "Troll 2 Voted Best 'So Bad It's Good' Movie"
10.20.06- TheDopeFiend: "The Orginal Snakes on a Plane?"
04.15.06 - Deseret News: "Troll 2 is "Awful" Popular"
198711 People Infected
September 8, 2010 4:08 AM
In honor of the release on October 5th, and in light of the documentary, we wanted to throw a huge Troll 2 party with the Trollympics...However, I am not very creative and only have ideas from what I saw in the documentary...We will do spear throwing, a flower pot race, I'm thinking a green concoction drinking contest, or a double decker bologna eating contest...I need help coming up with some new ideas, so any thoughts on this topic would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
August 1, 2010 12:11 AM
Troll 2 action figures?
Wondering if someone has made any custom troll 2 action figures or will there be any in the future. Also orignal movie poster is there any left?
July 26, 2010 11:23 PM
Goblins VS. Tomatoes
Who: Goblins and Tomatoes. The Goblins eat people by feeding them poisoned food. The tomatoes roll in, eat people, and grow more. There are only 26 goblins in Nilbog. There would be hundreds of tomatoes in the areas surrounding Nilbog.
Where...: The war takes place in a backwater town known as Nilbog, and the areas adjacent to it.
What: I have no fucking clue.
When: During the 80's. Technology level is irrelevent anyways, although population density has an effect on Tomato reproduction.
Why: The Goblins and Killer Tomatoes both rely on human beings as a food supply. The Tomatoes threaten the livelihood of the Goblins, so the goblins decide to make a pre-emptive strike on the Tomatoes.
July 23, 2010 9:25 PM
You must eat it.
133459 People Infected
December 19, 2008 1:47 PM
I am not sure if you all have seen the RiffTrax (it's a lot like Mystery Science Theater 3000) for Troll 2, but if not check it out !
Also, I just came across the site today and it's pretty freakin' awesome. Bologna is Evil!
Troll 2 : RiffTrax
December 18, 2008 11:28 AM
So uh yeah. Christmas is right around the corner guys, and uh....Joshua is still running around pissing on everything. I don't understand. I just don't understand how we can just sit here and allow that to happen. Where is Grandpa Seth?! In hell? Yeah I've heard that one before. Well if he's in hell, how can he keep coming back here whenever Joshua starts whining? Grandpa Seth is obviously trying to do resurrect Ray Charles. What I don't understand....is why. Joshua must be feeding him information. Well thats just fine. And it's cold out in December, but was that him wearing a fashionable North Face Osito fleece jacket over all the grunge? Did North Face pay for this placement, and if they did, did they realize how no one's going to buy that product after seeing this film? Somethings are not worth the money, including this flick (I watched a pirated stream). I'm gonna deliver a personal gift to Joshua for Christmas. Some nice goblin ice cream. Because every good little boy loves ice cream in this cold weather right? I mean it makes you feel all...cold...and chilled and stuff. It's a perfect plan. Merry Christmas Gobs. Worddd
December 18, 2008 5:21 AM
My first post
They're infecting them, and then they will infect me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALD
November 28, 2008 3:50 PM
greetings fellow goblin!!!! hey joe im thinking of getting a t-shirt and buying the MOVIE!!! i might be ordering it now
October 28, 2008 1:35 PM
Troll 2 Mentos Commercial Parodies
These are pretty awesome...the first one is my favorite though.
32558 People Infected
May 19, 2007 2:10 PM
How bitchin' is this!
Greetings fellow Goblins. As my name suggests, I am the brother of the actor that played Mr. Presents. He actually didn't tell many in the family about being part of this movie for years. Then when imdb came out, we all found out (thanks to his computer scientist brother, me!)
He is actually very happy now to be a part of this historic film. Just as we are proud of him for making such a terrible movie.
Lance will be touring around the country, and perhaps other parts of the world to fullfill the blood-lust of Troll2 fans. Enjoy!
May 16, 2007 3:16 AM
Interview With George Hardy at Badmovies.org!
Hello fellow goblins!
My name is Ash.
Pleased to meet you!
This is my first time posting here.
I've been a longtime regular at www.badmovies.org for nearly 8 years now.
I just wanted to let you all know that we scored a really great interview with George Hardy (aka Farmer Waits) that will be posted on Badmovies.org this weekend, May 19th.
George was kind enough to grant Andrew, the owner & operator of Badmovies.org a great e-mail interview.
It's one of the most in-depth and humorous Andrew's ever done.
George & I got to shoot the breeze in an hour long telephone interview!
It will be posted alongside Andrew's interview as an easily downloadable MP3 file for you to listen to.
What a cool guy George is!
Our conversation is pretty neat.
We talk about everything from how George got the role to how he shows his patients Troll 2 while he's drilling on their teeth to what he has on the license plate of his car.
(You'll laugh when you hear what it is)
George & Michael definitely have Badmovies.org as allies in the B-movie universe and we totally support them in their quest to make sure that Troll 2 is the Best Worst movie ever!
Visit the Badmovies.org forum and talk about all the horrible cinema you've seen...
Make sure to check out our interviews this weekend.
Hope to see you there!
Your fellow goblin,
May 14, 2007 8:05 PM
Michael Stephenson in BEYOND DARKNESS
I put some clips of Michael Stephenson in Claudio Fragasso's film BEYOND DARKNESS on YouTube for everyone to view. The movie itself is pretty lame - about on par with those direct-to-video Amityville films coming out at the same time. The film didn't have any of the silliness inherit in Fragasso's other works :(
May 13, 2007 5:51 AM
UK Troll 2 Activities?
will there be any screenining, book signings etc in the uk?
that would be great
May 11, 2007 11:09 PM
Troll 2 Screenings in NC
I would love to have the chance to attend a Troll 2 screening but they are only in a few cities. May I make a request to cover the map with more screenings. I live in North Carolina which makes it difficult because I am directly between NYC and Atlanta. Please make it a point to visit more cities! I love Troll 2 and many people in the states between the big cities would appreciate stops in more of the populated cities around the United States. Here, in North Carolina... We have many theaters that would be glad to support such events and spread the infection! Troll 2 is based in a small town city... Please try to come and support the love for Troll 2 in the smaller city areas! You must do it! You must do it!
May 9, 2007 10:37 PM
When and where can I see this in L.A. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy, but I'm there!
May 8, 2007 10:05 AM
!?BEST WORST MOVIE CONTEST?!
How do you enter the best worst movie contest? Me and my friends think we have a shot at winning it. But there is no information on to enter! Please answer me for Nilbogs sake!!!!!!! CHECK OUT MUTANT RAT ATTACK ON MYSPACE... www.myspace.com/mutantratattack
May 8, 2007 4:46 AM
Troll movies font
Does anyone know what font this is?
May 7, 2007 6:12 PM
A Little Piece of Heaven... or is it Hell?
Hi Goglin Fans, I played Mr. Presents in Troll II and couldn't be happier to see all of you enjoying the best worst movie I've certainly ever been in. Don't ya just love it! Keep the green slime coming.
May 7, 2007 4:31 PM
Is Troll 2 going to screen in San Diego? If so, when?
Thanks for the update...
Troll 2 REVIEW
Troll 2 Blu-ray Review
Posted by Sean on October 17th, 2010 | filmjunk.com
Directed by: Claudio Fragasso
Written by: Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso
Starring: George Hardy, Michael Paul Stephenson, Robert Ormsby, Margo Prey, Connie Young
I took my first trip to Nilbog just a few years ago, when my friends Katie, Nuno and Erin hosted a Halloween party that included Troll 2 as the main event. At the time, I thought they might be somewhat unique in their undying love for this movie, and I wasn’t completely aware of its reputation or rabid fanbase. I knew only that it was a strange, mostly forgotten b-movie that fell under the category of “so bad it’s good”. Needless to say, after one watch it became very clear why people are so obsessed with this film, and now, thanks to actor Michael Paul Stephenson’s wonderful documentary Best Worst Movie, Troll 2 and the story behind its production have since become the stuff of legend.
With Best Worst Movie due to hit DVD next month, and Halloween just around the corner, Fox has decided to seize the opportunity and re-release this demented cult classic on Blu-ray. The good news is that fans can finally experience their favourite bad movie in 1080p high-definition, which is a minor miracle in and of itself. Unfortunately, if you’re hoping to get even more insight behind the madness that is Troll 2, you’ll be sorely disappointed as this release is completely devoid of extras.
For the uninitiated, the first thing you should know is that the Troll 2 has absolutely nothing to do with trolls. This title was slapped on after the fact so that they could market it as a sequel to a pre-existing, somewhat successful horror flick. Originally called “Goblins”, the story is actually about a family who take a road trip to a small town called Nilbog. What they don’t know is that the town is run by a band of vegetarian goblins who feed poisoned food to humans to turn them into plants… and then eat them! The youngest member of the family, Joshua, sees visions of their dead Grandpa Seth who warns him to keep the family away from Nilbog, but alas, no one believes him until it’s too late.
This is a movie that everyone needs to see at least once in their lives, although I have to say that with every subsequent rewatch it does actually get better. There’s more to Troll 2 than just bad acting, nonsensical storytelling and incompetent direction. It is such an odd concoction that you could never reproduce it today even if you tried. From the stilted script to the cheesy low budget costumes and special effects, there is a surreal tone that is largely the result of its Italian director, Claudio Fragasso, and his wife, Rossella Drudi (who have also worked on numerous low budget Italian horror movies including Zombi 3). The movie is packed with memorable dialogue exchanges that would never happen in real life (“You can’t piss on hospitality! I won’t allow it!”) and trippy moments that no sane person could ever dream up (a druid woman seducing her prey with corn on the cob and popcorn). Troll 2 is not particularly scary, but there is still something unsettling about the bizarre imagery it presents.
The cast is almost entirely comprised of actors with little to no experience, which becomes painfully obvious within the first few minutes. Still, there is something enjoyable about watching them attempt to act anyway. The performances by dentist George Hardy as Farmer Waits and Michael Stephenson as young Joshua are so earnest that you can’t help but root for them. Connie Young takes the crown for overacting as the snotty teenage daughter Holly who is mad at her boyfriend, while their mother, played by Margo Prey, just seems out of it most of the time. Then there is Deborah Reed, who plays an evil druid lady named Creedence… no one can accuse her of holding anything back, that’s for sure.
Now, it’s one thing to re-release an old film on Blu-ray as a simple catalog title, but it’s another thing when you call it the “20th Anniversary Nilbog Edition” and do absolutely nothing to enhance it. This is more than a little misleading since Troll 2 comes with no bonus material whatsoever. The package includes two discs: one for the DVD and the other for the Blu-ray version of the movie. The Blu-ray is definitely the best the movie has ever looked, and the transfer is decent (although not mind-blowing), while the 5.1 surround sound is pretty lacklustre. Other than that, you get a theatrical trailer and nothing more. Heck, even the previous DVD release of Troll 2 came as a two-pack with the original Troll.
This is borderline unacceptable for a movie that has been only brought back out of the vault due to overwhelming fan support and a successful making-of documentary. It’s too bad they couldn’t release both Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie in one package, especially since they make such a great double bill, but the rights for Best Worst Movie were picked up by Docurama. Still, at the very least an audio commentary track should have been a no-brainer, or some special features that acknowledge the phenomenon that the movie has become. Without a doubt, the lack of extras is a disappointment, but obviously if you like Troll 2, this is now the best way to see it. The decision is yours, but you can’t piss on HD. I won’t allow it. — Sean