They're Eating Her!

They're Eating Her!

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 06:42PM EDT by Brad.

Added Oct 13, 2009 at 05:20PM EDT by Mike Amato.

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“They’re Eating Her!” is a quote from a scene in the 1990 horror film Troll 2, in which the character Arnold reacts in horror upon seeing a group of monsters devouring a woman. Due to the scene’s low production value and poor acting, it became the subject of several remix and parody videos on YouTube.

Origin

YTMND user onemoresolo featured the audio from a clip in the 1990 low-budget horror film Troll 2 in a page titled “Oh My GAHHHHHHHHD!” on February 28th, 2006, in which the character Arnold (played by Darren Ewing) witnesses several monsters consuming a woman and yells:

“They’re eating her! And then they’re going to eat me too! Oh my god!”

On September 8th, 2006, YouTuber Veovisjohn uploaded a clip of the scene, which received over 3.5 million views and 10,400 comments within six years.



Spread

On October 8th, 2006, the website Top-Tens[8] published a list titled “Worst Movies of All Time”, which cited the quote in the description for Troll 2. On May 27th, 2007, YouTuber AgentONeal uploaded an extended version of the clip (shown below, left), in which Arnold repeats “Oh my god!” several more times. Within five years, the video received over 1.8 million views and 4,700 comments. On April 22nd, 2008, the original YouTube clip was submitted to the social news website Digg.[9] On March 14th, 2009, a documentary film about Troll 2 titled Best Worst Movie was released (shown below, right), which included footage of several members of the cast.



On December 7th, 2009, the video clip was highlighted on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. On September 18th, 2011, DeviantArt[7] user JeffVictor uploaded an illustration featuring Arnold yelling “Oh my God!” (shown below, left). On July 9th, 2012, DeviantArt[6] user Gigglejigglepuff submitted a drawing titled “L4D2: A Scene from Troll 2- Recreation”, which featured a mash-up illustration of the Troll 2 scene inspired by the zombie horror video game Left 4 Dead 2(shown below, right).



Several Facebook[4] pages inspired by the clip have been created, including the “They’re eating her, and then they’re going to eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!” page, which has accumulated 460 likes as of July 26th, 2012. The meme has continued to spread on Tumblr[5] under the tag “#they’re eating her.”

Notable Examples

Several videos featuring the scene have been uploaded to YouTube, including a Sparta remix and several machinima creations.



On YTMND

Several other YTMND pages inspired by the scene were created, many of which feature screen captures of Ewing accompanied by an audio clip from the scene.

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