YMMV: Troll 2

  • Freud Was Right (or Visual Innuendo):
    • 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 ghost of a male progenitor in the mirror.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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 others in the cast having stable, productive lives... somewhat.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The reverend of Nilbog's cult-like church bears an uncanny resemblance to 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 being killed by being set on fire by the family.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Meat-eating "vegetarians," you say?
  • Genius Bonus: Probably unintentional, but there are quite a few echoes of Christina Rossetti's poem "Goblin Market" 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.
  • Hollywood Homely: Creedence is probably supposed to be an ugly old woman. She's not.
  • Memetic Mutation/Narm: Oh dear God, it's everywhere!
    Arnold: They're eating her! And then they're going to eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDD!
    Michael: You can't piss on hospitality! I WON'T ALLOW IT! — after Joshua urinates over the food on the dinner table.
    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.
  • Ho Yay: Drew sees Elliot and Brent sleeping in the same bed, with their shirts off.
    Elliot (after Holly hits him in the groin): Are you trying to turn me into a homo?
    Holly: It wouldn't be too hard!
    • The film also 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 Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?, 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.
  • Les Yay: 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.)
  • Nightmare Retardant: See, the notion of people turning into plants could have been A-Grade Body Horror. 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 Hot Witch, 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.
  • Sequel Displacement: It's not really a sequel at all, but even so, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who could tell you much about the "first" Troll.
  • Signature Line: "They're eating her! And then they're going to eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"
    • Especially since the ridiculous dialogue and poor acting mean the Narm can be appreciated even out of context