Troll is an American dark fantasy film with elements of horror which deals with the existence of mythological figures known as trolls. The movie was directed by visual effects and makeup artist John Carl Buechler and produced by Charles Band, his father Albert Band and his then-wife Debra Dion of Empire Pictures. The movie was released theatrically in the United States on January 17th, 1986. A sequel film, Troll 2, was released in 1990 and bore the franchise name, but was otherwise unrelated to this film. The movie stars child actor Noah Hathaway as Harry Potter, Jr., Michael Moriarty as his father Harry Potter, Sr., as well as Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, 1960s crooner Sonny Bono, future Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her movie debut as well as Anne Lockhart and her mother June Lockhart.

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  • Troll grossed $2,595,054 over it's opening weekend.
  • Troll was filmed in Stabilimenti Cinematografici Pontini, Rome, Italy. The 1985 adventure film Red Sonja was also filmed here.
  • This is the first full-length feature film directed by special visual effects artist John Carl Buechler. He previously directed the "Demons of the Dead" segment in the 1984 Charles Band film Ragewar. A poster for the film can be seen on the wall of Harry Potter, Jr.'s bedroom.
  • Actress Jenny Beck was nominated for the Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress award at the 1987 Young Artist Awards for her portrayal of Wendy Anne Potter in Troll.
  • Troll marks the film debut of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus who will go on to play the role of Elaine Benes in the popular 1990-1998 comedy series Seinfeld.
  • June Lockhart, who plays the role of Eunice St. Clair, is best known for her portrayal of Maureen Robinson in the 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space. June's daughter, Anne Lockhart, played young Eunice St. Clair in this film.
  • Troll is a fantasy film set against the backdrop of magic and otherworldly creatures and focuses on a central figure whose name is Harry Potter. Harry Potter is also the eponymous protagonist of a series of popular children's books written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Jacquelyn Band, who plays an older woman on TV, is the wife of producer Albert Band and mother of producer Charles Band and composer Richard Band. Albert Band makes a cameo appearance in the film as her husband and Charles as well as his then-wife Debra Dion also make a cameo appearance as a young couple seen on TV.
  • Faeries also make prominent appearances in season four of the HBO television series True Blood.

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Other films that were released in 1986 include:

Films that begin with T Edit

Film Year Genre Director
Tales of Terror 1962 Anthology/Comedy Roger Corman
Tales from the Crypt 1972 Anthology Freddie Francis
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood 1996 Vampire Gilbert Adler
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995 Demonic Ernest R. Dickerson
Tales from the Grave 2005 Anthology Stephanie Beaton
Tarantula 1955 Giant monster Jack Arnold
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo 1977 Predatory animal Stuart Hagmann
Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 Vampire Peter Sasdy
Teen Wolf 1985 Werewolf/Comedy Rod Daniel
Teen Wolf Too 1987 Werewolf/Comedy Christopher Leitch
Terror Is a Man 1959 Monster Gerardo de Leon
Terror Firmer 1999 Slasher/Comedy Lloyd Kaufman
Texas Chainsaw 2013 Slasher John Luessenhop
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The 1974 Slasher Tobe Hooper
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The 1986 Slasher Tobe Hooper
Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The 1990 Slasher Jeff Burr
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generaton 1994 Slasher Kim Henkel
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The 2003 Slasher Marcus Nispel
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The 2006 Slasher Jonathan Liebesman
They Live 1988 Sci-fi/Alien John Carpenter
Thing, The 1982 Sci-fi/Alien John Carpenter
Thinner 1996 Supernatural Thriller Tom Holland
To the Devil a Daughter 1976 Satanic cult Peter Sykes
Toolbox Murders 2004 Slasher Tobe Hooper
Tower of London 1939 Psycho-Thriller Rowland V. Lee
Tower of London 1962 Psycho-Thriller Roger Corman
Town That Dreaded Sundown, The 2014 Psycho-Thriller Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Tremors 5: Bloodlines 2015 Giant monster Don Michael Paul
Trick 'r Treat 2007 Halloween Michael Dougherty
Trick or Treat 1986 Ghost/Satanism Charles Martin Smith
Trick or Treats 1982 Slasher Gary Graver
Trog 1970 Monster Freddie Francis
Troll 1986 Monster John Carl Buechler
Troll 2 1990 Monster Claudio Fragasso
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2010 Comedy/Slasher Eli Craig
Twilight 2008 Vampire Catherine Hardwicke
Twilight: New Moon 2009 Vampire/Werewolf Chris Weitz
Twilight: Eclipse 2010 Vampire/Werewolf David Slade
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 2012 Vampire/Werewolf Bill Condon
Twitch of the Death Nerve 1971 Slasher Mario Bava
Twins of Evil 1971 Vampire John Hough
Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The 1960 Jekyll and Hyde Terence Fisher

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Film Series
This article relates to the films within the Troll franchise.