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Best Worst Movie
The Story Behind The Worst Movie Ever Made - Troll 2
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
For me, the best worst film of all time shall always be The Room. But Troll 2 is something to cherish in its own right too.
While lacking a strict structure, it offers a wonderful insight into the world of this Cult Classic phenomenon and a glimpse into the lives of those involved in its production. Those who embrace their new-found fame, those who run from it in fear, and even those who just seem down right deluded when discussing it. Its a fun watch, often hilarious and weird, and just aids in spreading the word of one of the best worst movies ever made.
I had a blast watching Troll 2 for the first time. This documentary made me love Troll 2 even more. I am now going to search eBay and buy the Blu-Ray copy of Troll 2 immediately.
George Hardy seems like a genuinely awesome guy. If I lived in Alexander City, Alabama he would totally be my dentist.
Oh hey Joshua made a good documentary about Troll 2! A well made entertaining and often hilarious experience following the actors and film makers of Troll 2 19 years on. The main star the film follows is the dad in the film played by George Hardy who is a dentist in Alabama, an immensely fascinating, joyous and funny character who starts to go to screenings of Troll 2 and finds himself being adored by tons of adoring fans. Other actors from the film are found and come along for the screenings as well as the intriguing but scary serious (deluded?) Italian director of Troll 2, Claudio Fragasso.
As well as being humorous the documentary is genuinely heartfelt, you come to…
Have you ever seen Troll 2? Please tell me you have! Ok, if you haven't, trust me on this, stop what you're doing, get on Amazon, order it, wait, watch it, then come back and enjoy Best Worst Movie, a tie-in documentary filmed two decades after Troll 2 was made which captures the emergence of a true cult classic in every sense of the word. Michael Stephenson was a child actor when Troll 2 came out--not in cinemas, rather on wobbly VHS--with aspirations of being a superstar, only to be crushed when he realised that Troll 2 was, possibly, the worst film ever made. He devised this documentary upon realising that a legion of post-modern film fans, starved of genuinely…
I get so uncomfortable with movies like this and Winnebago Man, happy that the people involved in pop culture items elevated into an ironic pantheon accept this with good humor but uncomfortable with parading them before a dubiously sincere audience for appraisal. Sure, the kid from Troll 2 is the director, and the dad is thrilled to stand before a crowd, but even those who get genuine pleasure from Troll 2 (like yours truly) can turn appreciation into exploitation. It's hard to watch the daughter, still an actor, discuss the fear and despair that fills her when a casting director looks up her name and finds the credit she won't list on a CV. Even worse to catch up with…
Any documentary made about the cult phenomenon of Troll 2 was going to be enjoyable to a certain extent no matter what, and although Michael Paul Stephenson (the kid actor in the movie) did a good job with making Best Worst Movie fun, he failed to deliver on the one rule I had for it before watching: YOU MUST INCLUDE THE "They're eating her....and then they're going to eat me....oh my gooooooooooooooooooooood!" clip.
I was dumbfounded to not once see that clip included. For all 90+ minutes of the documentary, we never see it, not even once. It would have taken twenty seconds. I can't be the only one who considers that to be far and away the funniest scene…
The thing that best renews my undying (but occasionally unwatered) love of movies? Seeing other people express their own utterly uninhibited love for making and watching films.
An interesting film focusing on the cult following of Troll 2. It's an entertaining film that made me want to watch what's considered to be one of the worst movies of all time. The director is an idiot, and Hardy is great to follow.
Troll 2: Part 2?
fan or not, it's impossible to resist its heartfelt charm - not only tackles Troll 2's production but also what makes its eccentric fans tick, and uncovers a wealth of quirky fun in the process - for bad movie buffs, this is unmissable
A really fun and revealing documentary about the making of the cult classic TROLL 2. George Hardy (aka @FarmerWaits) really steals the movie.
Very interesting to watch. Interesting to see the contrast between why the fans love it and what the director thinks of it. I watched Troll 2 after watching this but think I may need to see it again now that I've actually seen the movie it's about.
A lot of joy and entertainment has come from Troll 2 turning out as badly as it did. This doc catches up with those who made it happen, or not happen, or whatever it took to end up with such a unique mess.
Very entertaining and funny documentary about the legacy of the Worst Movie Ever, Troll 2. The now grown up cast is living pretty normal lives and are suddenly realizing the cult status of this terrible movie they did years ago. The main person it centers on is George Hardy who is a very warm and funny man. The Italian director is hilarious to watch trying to defend the film to this day, and the old recluse actress is just plain batshit crazy. Good documentary.
As a lover of so bad they're good-movies I'm a little ashamed to admit I haven't seen maybe the two most popular bad movies, Troll 2 and The Room. I have also barely seen any clips of them which is good, I'm just saving those movies for something special, trying to ignore the hype.
It would have probably been better to watch Troll 2 first but this is still a very entertaining, funny and touching documentary. I couldn't tell if the interviews with the insane director were funny or very uncomfortable.
"You can't piss on hospitality, I won't allow it!" A wonderful documentary directed by the child star of one of the worst films of all-time Troll 2, many years after starring in what he thought would be a big break as a child actor; Michael Stephenson grows up to discover that this embarrassment has become something of a cult classic that has spawned an impressive fandom following including annual Troll 2 parties. Best Worst Movie shows off the best that Troll 2 has to offer as well as discovering the personal stories of the other actors involved including the truly brilliant personality of George Hardy a dentist turned actor - he leads the documentary and is the superhero of the…
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