Best Worst Movie
Directed by Michael Stephenson
The 1989 low-budget horror film TROLL 2 tells the story of a boy whose family takes him to a town filled with goblins in disguise. Despite a scary premise, stinko performances and a lame script soon landed the film a cult following who called it “the best bad movie of all time.” In this hilarious documentary perfect for superfans and newbies alike, director Michael Stephenson (aka the child star of TROLL 2) gives us all the inside goop on Nilbog from his co-stars and Italian director Claudio Fragasso, who still thinks his film is good! What’s it like to be in the worst movie ever made? Watch and find out.
This doc tells the story of TROLL 2 and how it became “the best bad movie of all time.”
Cast: George Hardy, Michael Stephenson, Darren Ewing, Jason Steadman
The culture clash between George Hardy, who's in on the joke, and Claudio Fragasso, who legitimately thinks he's made a masterpiece, is something to behold. An amazing depiction of the different ways ppl react to bad movies from both audiences and the folks who made the film, a wild mix of bemusement to humiliation to deep deep denial to making the best of it, plus fan culture at its finest. Honestly made me appreciate Troll 2 so much more.
A very interesting and entertaining documentary about the making of and legacy of a campy cult film from the 1980s. For every bit of this movie that is great and heartwarming, there are just as many moments that are downright sad, cringe, and really just unfortunate to behold as we see that not everyone ends up with a fairy tale ending just because they were in a beloved film 30 years ago. Definitely worth watching just for George, though.
I love a good documentary. This one delivers with a strange behind the scene to a truly crappy film.
Fairly entertaining whether you've seen the actual movie or not. Pretty fascinating to see the lives of everyone involved in front & behind the camera of Troll 2 20 years later. Worth the watch.
Pretty good documentary. I would be more critical of the lens it put on some of these people if the director wasn't also one of the actors in this movie. Honestly it's up to the people that were in this movie to have fun with the way it was received, or just take themselves incredibly seriously. Interesting flick, made me a little sad at times but I enjoyed it.