* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The popcorn scene. Just... why.
* CultClassic: Many people love it for its SoBadItsGood quality.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Nilbog's residents are stated to be vegeterian, however, one scene has a resident complaining about eggs and coffee (but not milk). Vegeterians are actually people who refuse to eat meat, and only meat. Those who refuse to eat meat and dairy products are called ''Vegans''.
* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWBaE2o9Xns The song in the party scene]] is pretty catchy.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The fly that's on Arnold's forehead during the (in)famous [[BigOMG oh my god]] line, as if it's drawn by the bad acting. Many people view it as the greatest actor in the film.
** Don Packard's legitimately creepy performance made him stand out as well.
* FountainOfMemes: There are ''dozens'', if not hundreds, of bizarre, quotable lines in the film, not just the ones everybody knows.
* FreudWasRight (or VisualInnuendo):
** Creedence seduces Brent with an ear of corn, and popcorn was flying everywhere, filling up the trailer. Oddly, the corn is used in a distinctly non-phallic way.
** And let's not even get into the Freudian/Lacanian connotations of Joshua seeing the [[{{Theatre/Hamlet}} ghost of a male progenitor]] in the ''mirror''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After watching the documentary about the film (''Best Worst Movie'') and learning some of the fates of the cast, making fun of some of the actors loses some of its enjoyment. It's somewhat balanced out by [[EarnYourHappyEnding others in the cast having stable, productive lives]]... somewhat.
* GeniusBonus: Probably unintentional, but there are quite a few echoes of Christina Rossetti's poem "Literature/GoblinMarket" present, particularly in how the goblins try to corrupt people by feeding them plant matter, and how homoerotic expressions of family values are the solution to defeating them. In both works, the goblins seem to represent an outsider threat to the status quo.
* HamAndCheese: Deborah Reed, aka Creedence, later claimed she didn't feel she was given adequate direction during the filming. Regardless, she's [[ChewingTheScenery clearly]] [[EvilIsHammy enjoying herself.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: The reverend of Nilbog's cult-like church bears an uncanny resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh David Koresh]], the leader of the Branch Davidian cult that was assaulted during the Waco Siege, which the film preceded by three years. Even more harsh is the fact that he ends up [[spoiler: being killed by being set on fire by the family]].
* HilariousInHindsight: [[{{Twilight}} Meat-eating "vegetarians,"]] you say?
* HollywoodHomely: Creedence is probably supposed to be an ugly old woman. [[HelloNurse She's not]].[[note]]Deborah Reed was 39 when the film was made, but even in full Creedence makeup she didn't look [[OlderThanTheyLook that old.]][[/note]]
* HoYay: Drew sees Elliot and Brent sleeping in the same bed, with their shirts off.
-->'''Elliot''' (''after Holly [[GroinAttack hits him in the groin]]''): Are you trying to turn me into a homo?\\
'''Holly''': It wouldn't be ''too'' hard!
** The film also [[YouKeepUsingThatWord seems to believe]] that "homosexuality" and "castration" are synonymous.
** The entire plot thread regarding Drew's quest for milk (it would be milk, wouldn't it?) is laced with a disturbing, pseudo-rapacious homoerotica.
** Elliot and his friends' relationship seems to consist entirely of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday, which is sort of negated by them running around in their underwear, sharing beds, and not being able to be without each other even for a couple days.
* LesYay: Creedence tells the mom that she finds Holly to be "appetizing" and "provocative." Strangely, the mom doesn't really react to this.
** And neither does Holly.
--->'''Creedence''': Hello, beautiful.
--->'''Holly''': Hi. (Leaves without another word.)
* [[{{Memes/Film}} Memetic Mutation]][=/=][[{{Narm/Film}} Narm]]: Oh dear God, it's ''everywhere''!
-->'''Arnold''': They're eating her! And then they're going to eat me! [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDD!]]
-->'''Michael''': You can't piss on [[SacredHospitality hospitality]]! I WON'T ALLOW IT! -- ''after Joshua urinates over the food on the dinner table.''
-->'''Joshua''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext They were trying to feed me ice cream so they could eat me later.]]
-->'''Joshua''': Nilbog! It's goblin spelled backwards!
** A double example can be found during the sermon at the Church. It's funny enough hearing the Preacher hammily ranting about "smelly bladders", but look carefully at the General Store Owner when hemorrhoids are mentioned. He puts his hands between his legs and squeezes them together.
** Let's be honest; most of Arnold's dialogue in general.
** Holly's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRFh2Bfhps dance scene]] is one of the most flat-out awkward attempts at dancing ever put to film.
* NarmCharm: People have been known to love Troll 2 for its Narmtastic dialogue and plotting.
* NightmareRetardant: See, the notion of people turning into plants ''could'' have been A-Grade BodyHorror. But the effects are pretty bad and the dialogue is even worse, so it's hard to care.
* {{Padding}}: The sequence where Creedence begs for more power, turns into a HotWitch, then completely wastes her new powers seducing minor secondary character Brent with a corncob. She uses up her powers, doesn't even kill the guy, and none of this has any relevance to the rest of the movie whatsoever.
* SequelDisplacement: The original ''Troll'' was a real Hollywood prodiction, but due to being utterly SoOkayItsAverage, it would be completely forgotten today if not for the fact that it had a NoBudget DolledUpInstallment CultClassic of a sequel. This is debateable, however, since its [[DuelingMovies counterpart]] ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' with Fonducaro's future ''Film/{{Willow}}'' co-star Warwick Davis is remembered as well.
* SignatureLine:
** "They're eating her! And then they're going to eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"
** ''Best Worst Movie'' shows that "You can't piss on hospitality! I won't allow it!" was George Hardy's signature line during his screening tour.
* SoBadItsGood: So so much.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: It's a B Movie made on a small budget, so this was bound to happen. Many of the effects just don't sell.
** One very noticeable example in one scene: A Molotov Cocktail is thrown by Grandpa Seth, starting with a shot of him making a throwing motion, followed by a cut to a NonSequitur lightning-bolt on a black-screen repeated twice, then a cut to a shot of somebody holding a Molotov as if to say "This is the weapon.", then a yellow-hot explosion fills the screen, THEN a cut to the victim on fire burning to death. How exactly would a glass bottle shatter against the victim, and set their torso on fire?
* TheyJustDidntCare: A revealing moment in ''Best Worst Movie'' has George Hardy re-enacting the fire extinguisher scene with Claudio Fragasso, only to ask how Michael would've known about the extinguisher and where it was located. Fragasso adamantly tells him it's not important. If he reacted that way two decades after the film was made, you can only imagine how much Fragasso said something like that during the actual filming.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: ''Best Worst Movie'' reveals the director Claudio Fragasso, screenwriter Rossella Drudi and actress Margo Prey (who played the mom) all continue to take the film seriously. Fragasso bristles at the ironic cult following the film has achieved, while Prey compares the film to ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
** Robert Ormsby as Grandpa Seth gives the film's only performance that isn't hammy, stilted, or hammy ''and'' stilted.
* WatchItForTheMeme: The film's cult largely happened because of MemeticMutation. People were naturally curious to watch the whole film to see what exactly the context was for things like "they're eating her!".