The carpenters who built the Titanic didn’t mean for it to be hit by an iceberg. The Romans who built Pompeii at the foot of a volcano didn’t have it in mind that they would be engulfed by lava. And Claudio Fragasso didn’t mean for “Troll 2” to be the worst movie ever made.
Some disasters have to happen organically, with the best of intentions in mind.
I can tell you firsthand that “Troll 2” was never made with a wink and a nod, not from anyone on set. We were all trying to make a great movie. As a kid, I thought I was making the next “Gremlins.” We all had that glimpse of stardom on the horizon, and “Troll 2” was the family minivan that was going to drive us there.