In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: TROLL 2. After two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers that celebrate them for their ineptitude.
BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by TROLL 2’s once-disgraced child star, Michael Paul Stephenson, unravels the stories of these unforgettable real-life characters and the colorful army of devotees who continue to revel in the film’s perfectly flawed brilliance.
At the center of this celebrated documentary is the improbable story of a small-town Alabama dentist-turned-cult-movie-icon, and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms (or doesn’t) with his internationally revered cinematic failure.
BEST WORST MOVIE is an affectionate and intoxicatingly fun tribute to the single greatest bad movie ever made and the people responsible for unleashing it on the world. The result is a hilarious and tender offbeat journey that pays homage to lovers of bad movies and the people who make them, while investigating a deeper story about the strange nature of celebrity, the catharsis of redemption and the humanity that exists in making even the worst movie ever made.
O Canada! We’re ecstatic to announce that we’ll be bringing BEST WORST MOVIE and TROLL 2 to our neighbors in the Great White North, kicking off with a one-night Double Feature event.
On Thursday, October 7 we’ll be screening this double bill in a whopping 16 cities across the country. Click here for a list of participating cities and theatres. Director Michael Paul Stephenson and actor/dentist George Hardy will be in attendance at the Toronto premiere for a Q&A. After October 7, the films will continue to play independent theaters across Canada.
More after the jump…
After much anticipation, we’re proud to announce that BEST WORST MOVIE will be available on DVD and digital platforms on November 16! We’ve jam-packed this release with over an hour of deleted scenes and supplemental features. Look for it at your favorite retailer (online or otherwise), on Netflix, your favorite digital retailer, and here on the website. Read more
Good news for our Goblin friends in Denver, the Starz Film Society has been gracious enough to extend our theatrical run by another week! You can now see the film there through Thursday, Sept. 9.
Tickets and more info
Citizens of Nilbog, MGM/UA has finally heeded your prayers. TROLL 2: The 20th Anniversary Nilbog Edition Blu-Ray will be released on October 5th! We have no word yet of official specs or bonus features (I’m begging for a Claudio Fragasso commentary track), but this will reportedly be a Double Decker Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack. We’ll be posting more news about this essential High-Def release as it’s announced.
Read the press release from High-Def Digest
Pre-Order from Amazon.com [only $13.99!]
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert reviewed BEST WORST MOVIE in anticipation of our big Chicago premiere this week, and by golly he liked it! He gave it a thumbs up 3 out of 4 stars, calling the documentary “curiously touching.” Read the full review here. Be sure to catch the film at the Music Box in Chicago starting Friday 7/30!
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If you’re a regular reader of CNN.com, you’ll have noticed that the Goblins invaded the homepage over the weekend! Check out this great piece that CNN.com produced about the ‘Troll 2′ phenomenon.
Check out the video after the jump!
The good folks at NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly produced this piece on ‘Troll 2′ featuring the first look at an original prop from the film - the chest piece worn by Michael Paul Stephenson in the infamous ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ scene!
Goblins invade primetime! ABC’s Nightline produced this segment about the ‘Troll 2′ phenomenon, featuring new interviews with George Hardy and Michael Paul Stephenson. Check it out!