Christy Lemire, the fine film critic for the Associated Press, has an fun interview with “Hostel” director and “Inglourious Basterds” co-star Eli Roth on his top five horror films. Cult slasher “Pieces” is his number one, but it was his number four pick that really caught me by surprise, so-called “best worst movie” of all time, “Troll 2:”
“The director, the inimitable Italian maestro Claudio Fragasso, had a script that had nothing to do with trolls, but he could get it financed if he changed the title to “Troll 2.” Fragasso let the financiers change the title but refused to change anything else, and as a result there are many goblins, but not a single troll in the entire film. It will take hours to get through this gem because you’ll keep pausing and replaying the lines over and over. “Troll 2″ is one of the rare sequels where you don’t have to waste time watching the first one, since the films have absolutely nothing to do with one another. It has such a strong cult following, it was recently re-released on Blu Ray for you to enjoy in all its high-definition glory.”
Head over to Yahoo! News for the full interview. But please come back to IFC.com when you’re done, otherwise you’ll be pissing on our hospitality and I WON’T ALLOW THAT!