I heard about Troll 2 around 2007 and I hate to admit it, but I had never made it through the whole movie. I had seen all of the popular bits and pieces here and there and on YouTube, but never had I sat down and watched the entire movie from beginning to end. That’s not to say that the movie didn’t have a ton of likable parts, but I tried watching it all and fell asleep about 45 minutes in. Then I came across a documentary of the film, Best Worst Movie, which was very well done and directed by the child star of Troll 2, which got me interested in the movie again.
Years later, I see that the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, Texas is showing a double feature of Troll 2 and a new (German) movie inspired by Troll 2, titled Under conTroll. Check out the trailer here:
Even better, Under conTroll had George Hardy who played Michael Waits in the movie, as well as Eva Habermann (the lead actress) in attendance. I had only seen the trailer for Under conTroll, but it looked like it would be a fun experience so I decided to check it out. Here’s George Hardy and Eva Habermann introducing the film:
Under conTroll was a lot of fun and looked amazing. I especially liked the storybook sequences. The movie was filmed in English, but we were told that all of the voices were dubbed over since their German accents were a little hard to understand. The dubbing wasn’t very distracting at all, and it actually helped make the scenes seem a bit funnier. The entire film was tongue in cheek and I had a fun time at the screening. I recommend that you check it out if you’re a fan of Troll 2 or are looking for something silly.