Sweet and dour. Pop culture is filled with food that looks scrumptious but turns nasty on the other side. Horror movies are especially notorious for feeding fans killer treats. In this series we’re paying tribute to snacks that attack the consumer, and not at just at the waistline. Although sometimes the culinary killers do come busting through a stomach or two …
First up: Troll 2, a movie that has nothing to do with Trolls and everything to do vegetarian goblins who use a nifty loophole to devour unsuspecting humans.
Movie: Troll 2 (written and directed by Claudio Fragasso)
Deadly Recipe: Bright green confections, vegetables tainted with goblin goo and frothy green drinks turn the people who sample them into leafy vegetables which the goblin community of Nilbog consumes with abandon.
Chef: The friendly folks of Nilbog, helped along by head chef and sexy druid queen Creedence Leonore Gielgud.
Culinary Kill: While the Waits family comes perilously close to eating the magical food, they never actually seal the deal thanks to Joshua urinating on their dinner. But poor Cindy is made to pay for drinking the tiniest bit of goblin broth with a long, agonizing, and slimy transformation into a plant.
Leftovers: Troll 2 might be the best bad movie out there. The acting is atrocious, the story convoluted, and the make up ridiculous. It’s so awesome. It's sparked a movement among fans including conventions dedicated to the movie, film marathons, and even a guide to etiquette.