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From the WTF? Files: Troll 2 Part 2

From the WTF? Files: Troll 2 Part 2We’ve been reporting for a short while now about the planned Troll remake. Now comes word that filmmaker Claudio Fragrasso wants to make a direct sequel to his now legendarily awful Troll 2. Holy nilbog!

All that we know about the prospects of Degrasso doing Troll 2 Part 2 comes via BloodyGoodHorror.com‘s money quote from Troll 2 star Michael Paul Stephenson during an interview about his new documentary, Best Worst Movie (official site), that chronicles the notoriously bad Troll 2 from its 1990 filmmaking inception to its present cult status as one of the worst movies of all time.

He’s actually talking with producers right now. He wants to make a real “Troll 3.” When we were in LA, we were going back to Utah with him and he said “Okay Michael, when we’re in Utah we shoot a little promo for Troll 3. You run into McDonalds and grab a hamburger and scream, and we use it for promo.” So he’s thinking about it and he wants to do it.

They also got an opportunity to screen Stephenson’s documentary and noticed a tag at the very end that outright stated Degrasso is working on a script for Troll 2 Part 2.

The very notion of a Troll 3(?) raises three questsions in my mind:

1) Won’t the Troll remake John Carl Bueschler is working on lead to some legal snafu’s with the title?

2) Just because Troll 2 has become a bad movie classic does that really mean people want another?

3) What are the odds of recreating that Troll 2, uh, magic twenty some odd years later?

It remains to be seen if Troll 2 Part 2 will ever exist as anything more than just talk. Then again, there’s a
Hobgoblins 2 (story here) awaiting distribution as we speak so anything is possible.

Useless Trivia #1 – A Troll 3 almost become a reality back in the early 1990’s. Instead the movie was released as The Crawlers (review here), probably because it was about radioactive killer tree roots and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with trolls.

Useless Trivia #2 – Though I fancy myself a connoisseur of schlock cinema, I must confess that even to this day I have yet to see Troll 2. I’ve also never watched any of The Godfather movies. Which should I be more ashamed of?

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  • Amaya

    Wow is all I can say LOL. Never did I think there would be a sequel to this atrocity of a movie… Can I just say my jaw dropped when I happened to catch the end of this little news story on Nightline. Just.. wow…

    With understanding come to know, what laughing lips will never show
    How pain and torturing distress can masquerade as happiness.
    -Michael Denison

  • Preach

    Foy, i think you’ve been watching a bit too much Degrassi Junior High lately. The guy’s name is Claudio Fragasso.

  • Chainsaw

    Troll 2 Part 2 as the title would guarantee me seeing it.

  • MichaelRAllen

    Wow, those are some nice costumes in the movie still, lol. This is definitely a wtf?! moment.

  • Grave-Danger

    If you decide to watch Troll 2, you should watch it with Rifftrax.

  • FilmCritic3000

    Foy, see “Troll 2″ already. It probably won’t live up to the hype you’ve already read in depth about but it’s still one of the best worst movies ever made.