“The Bad and the Dumb”

Films: Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Half that of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: A lot of you have probably never heard of Ernest P. Worell. Well, to give you an idea, he's a dull-witted yet good-natured screw ball always finding himself caught in the middle of all sorts of absurd escapades. But apparently helping out Santa Claus and gaining electrical powers in prison wasn't enough. Now he's up against a being that has cursed his family for generations.

History: About a century ago, the eldest Worell drove away the evil of Trantor, a monstrous troll seeking to turn children into wooden figures to harness their energy. Although the troll was banished to a tree, he cursed the Worells to get dumber and dumber with every generation so that at least one releases him by accident. His patience paid off, as Ernest ended up releasing him from his confines after trying to build a treehouse for his friends. Now there's a troll on the loose, and the adults are none the wiser.

Notable Kills: If you count people (namely, children) turning into wood as deaths.

Final Fate: After turning enough kids to wood, Trantor summons an army of Trolls and increases in power. But the kids, led by Ernest, manage to take out the army, and Ernest's manages to defeat Trantor once and for all by engaging him...with a happy dance and a kiss. Needless to say, the level of kindness is unbearable for the troll. The wooden figures are also restored.

Powers/Abilities: Trantor can turn anyone and anything into wood, and increases in power with each victim.

Weakness: His race cannot tolerate milk due to its association with care. In fact, any form of love and compassion sends them packing.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Trantor is hideous, that much is known. But despite his horrendous looks and frankly terrifying powers, he's still stuck in a movie where a bumbling, quite possibly schizophrenic redneck is the protagonist. Nevertheless, he IS perhaps one of the darkest villains that Ernest has encountered, and one of the few to genuinely piss him off.

Trivia: -The effects team that designed Trantor was the Chiodo brothers, who had previously worked on "Killer Klowns from Outer Space".

-For those who saw this film, no, Authentic Bulgarian Miak is not an actual drink, but there are people who have certainly tried to make it so.


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The title makes sense in more ways than one. Fear is still the right answer.
Just when you thought this was gonna be a normal kids movie...
Clash of the oddities!
The most terrifying scene and no, the presence of Ernest does little to nullify it!


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