Best Worst Movie, the documentary about what is purportedly the best bad movie of all time, Troll 2, has been making the rounds at every conceivable film fest in existence for the past three months and yet I’ve managed to miss it a couple of times. Both Prisco and Dan have seen it, and Dan even raved about it at his day job over at The Hollywood Reporter. He wrote:
Relegated to late-night cable upon release in 1990, the film did nothing but haunt its stars, including Michael Stephenson, who played the ttle character in the film and who wanted nothing more than to grow up outside its shadow. “I couldn’t get away from it,” Stephenson told us in an interview. “I had kids at school that would scream my lines out at me.”
But, as so often happens, what was reviled by one generation came to be loved by another … So, lying in bed one morning, Stephenson came to a realization: he was the star of the star of the worst movie ever made. “And I thought, I’ve got to make a documentary of this called Best Worst Movie.”
The resulting documentary is a fantastic and sweet-natured look at the people who love the film and the people who made it.
When the movie was making the rounds earlier, the best they could muster was a six-minute trailer, but now that it’s aiming for theatrical distribution (I don’t believe it’s managed to get a distributor yet), they’ve premiered a more appropriately sized trailer, clocking in at just over two minutes. Anyone who has ever witnessed the infinite glory that is Troll 2 (which is great, but — in my opinion — not as stellar as Leprechaun 2, briefly featuring Clint Howard), it’s a must-see documentary. Check out the trailer: