YMMV: The Trolls

  • Crosses the Line Twice: The story of John refusing to eat fiddle-heads and being chased by Great-Uncle Louis, which goes on and on and leads to the two sustaining increasingly-bizarre injuries in the process, until the doctor called in has no clue where to even start.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Frequently, as a result of the family's antics and Aunt Sally's snark as she tells them. One particular example is John's refusal to eat his vegetables, which results in Great-Uncle Louis chasing him all around the house and surrounding area.
  • Fridge Horror: In-universe, when John tells his family that he saw their neighbor take the siderail fence off of their porch and, after her dog fell off and broke its back, put the exact same fence back on.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The descriptions of the trolls, and how they steal anything, including people. According to Great Uncle Louie, the town pastor left several wives for them. He adds that the second wife was carried off screaming.
  • Tear Jerker: How the story of Sally and her siblings leaving Robbie for the trolls ends up. The three are divided because of the guilt they feel. Robbie distances himself from them because, as Sally puts it, "knowing that your family could give you away, even in jest, just changes everything". Sally tries to relieve her guilt by telling her sister, but that does nothing but drive the sister away. Aunt Sally finishes the story by telling how her relatives are either dead or estranged from her, and "when I see that old clapboard house I lived in, I am a stranger". One of the girls even comments that the story was more sad than scary.