A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.
Release Year: 1986
Rating: 3.8/10 (4,150 voted)
John Carl Buechler
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway
An evil troll, Torok, the transformed state of the ex-husband of an old friendly witch named Eunice St. Clair, has chosen her apartment building to be the heart of the restoration of the world he once knew. To do this he uses an Emerald ring, and takes possession of a little girl named Wendy, whose brother Harry immediately suspects something wrong. Torok, often in the form of the little girl, goes into each occupant's apartment, hideously transforming people (beginning with Peter Dickinson, named after the author/protagonist of _The Flight of Dragons_, which explores similar themes) into plant pods.
Harry Potter Jr.
Harry Potter Sr.
Wendy Anne Potter
Torok the Troll
Young Eunice St. Clair
Eunice St. Clair
Apartment for Rent. Inquire Within…
Release Date: 17 January 1986
Filming Locations: Stabilimenti Cinematografici Pontini, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Opening Weekend: $2,595,054
(19 January 1986)
Did You Know?
The picture of Galwyn in his human form (before being turned into a mushroom) that Eunice St. Clair shows to Harry Potter Jr. is in reality a caricature of the film's director, John Carl Buechler.
Orientation of baseball bat on the floor, after Barry shoots the Troll.
Harry Potter Jr.:
[looking for Wendy in the basement]
Have you been playing with dead cats?
Absolutely the funniest horror film ever !!
A couple of friends and I got into a craze of watching cheesy old
horror films on the weekends because there is nothing else to do in a
small town… But anyway, we rented this one and laughed like never
before, it is so insane! We love the "Creature Symphony" part where all
of the troll creatures start singing some gibberish song, it is
hilarious. We still laugh about it randomly to this day. This movie has
maybe half a minute worth of scariness, unless you are afraid of
midgets. By the way, the little man in the movie is superb LOL with his
little story that he tells. I recommend this film to everyone to see
once, because once is all it takes and once is all you really could
take. It is a crappy horror film, but a great comedy!!