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Troll (1986)

A movie directed by John Carl Buechler

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Scary Kid's Movie.

  • Feb 9, 2003
TROLL takes place in a suburban apartment complex. The Potter family (more on that later) moves in to their new home in the bottom apartment. On the day of their move Wendy Ann Potter stumbles into the laundry room where she meets a troll who kidnaps her and uses his magic ring to make himself look like Wendy. One by one, the troll enters each apartment in the complex and turns the occupants into trolls and their dwellings into doorways to a fantasy dimension. If he succeeds in changing all the homes in the building, a dimensional vortex will be formed and modern America will be changed into a fantasy realm of old. The only person who can stop him is Wendy's brother, Harry Potter, Jr. who is under the tutelage of a witch upstairs.

Granted the special effects in this movie aren't all that good. However, the script is decent and the acting is fairly well done. The cast includes Sonny Bono and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss to name a few. This movie is basically a children's scary movie; it's the type of movie I would have loved watching when I was a kid and since I'm still a kid at heart I was enable to enjoy it despite it's flaws.

As a side note, the hero of this film is named Harry Potter. He gets involved in witchcraft and fantasy, though he thinks he's just a normal kid. The apartment slowly becomes a portal that leads to a mysterious and magical world. When he saves his kid sister and fights the big monster, it reminded me off another Harry Potter fighting another monster in CHAMBER OF SECRETS. Not only that, but Harry Potter Jr.'s dad is an author of children's books. Coincidence? Perhaps. However, as good as the Harry Potter series is, one must admit J.K. Rowling isn't as original as so many people suppose her to be.

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January 23, 2011
Liked this movie quite a bit. Thanks!
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review by . April 08, 2004
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 A nasty old troll named Torok transforms the denizens of a San Francisco apartment house into mystical creatures.

  Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy and Suspense/Horror   Running Time: 1 hr. 26 min.   MPAA Rating: PG-13   Distributors:
Empire Pictures

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Director: John Carl Buechler
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: John Carl Buechler, Ed Naha
Runtime: 82 minutes
Studio: Live / Artisan
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