Role in the film
Murdock's two sons, Mike and Matt, are bullies of a middle school. Both of them disliked Elizabeth's classroom report about Briarville's legend of Trantor the Troll and Phineas Worrell. Mike and Matt are later responsible for destroying Kenny's cardboard haunted house. Both are later mistaken for trolls by Ernest, but nobody believes him (especially Kenny's father, who is Briarville's sheriff) after the exposure of the two trolls really being Mayor Murdock's sons. One becomes Trantor's wooden doll until Ernest defeats the troll once and for all.