Short Film Review: Bathroom Troll (2018)

August 28, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Look obsessed bitches on wheels give our meek androgynous heroine Cassie (Bianca Sanchez)  a veritable shit ton of static in the Girl’s Room because she doesn’t fit their idea of how a female should look. Back at home, Cassie’s occultist mother hears her daughter’s story and decides to venture to an unholy landmark and attempt to call up a troll to get even with those who wronged Cassie. Unbelievably (or maybe believably since this is a fright flick) this works, and those girls are in for a world of ass beatings…but Cassie is none to comfortable with the vengeance handed out. Can she stop the troll before things go too far?
The biggest plus Bathroom Troll has going for it is Sanchez in the role of Cassie (but make no mistake, everyone involved plays their roles to the hilt)…she’s such a fragile, emotional mess that you can’t help but root for her in the terrible situations she finds herself in, and in the end her character has a solid arc. The titular beast itself is entertaining as well…at first is comes off as a off-the-wall manic, glam rock demon, but it soon becomes rather eerie and seductive…it’s a great contrast, and was pulled off with aplomb. And who knows if this is bad form or not, but I’d love to see this expended into a full on feature; Writer/Director Aaron Immediato has created a compelling universe where infinite comedic, dramatic, and supernatural scenarios can blend with ease, and I want more dammit!
If you haven’t guessed I dug this one creeps; it’s full of that outsider angst we can all relate to, a splash of the supernatural, and a deft blend of genres…I say check it out pronto!


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