Best Worst Movie
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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 comes 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.
DVD Features: Over an Hour of Exclusive Bonus Features Including: Audio Commentary with the Filmmaker; Deleted Scenes and Interviews
Top Customer Reviews
On the flip side, seeing the director and writers of Troll 2, and witnessing their fervent belief that they made an insightful, important film that was simply ahead of its time... it's like an Italian knockoff of Ed Wood, only less friendly. And while Fergasso comes off as a buffoon much of the time, there are moments where you really see how truly and honestly he believes in his films -- whether that is for better or worse is another issue entirely.
All of that, plus investigating the cult that has sprung up around this fantastically bad movie... I really have to say, Best Worst Movie is a genuinely very good film, far better than anything springing from Troll 2 has any real right to be. Highly recommended.
that way on purpose but inherit their serious badness from the
sincerity with which they were made. Thus was the case with Troll 2,
which the director Claudio Fragasso inconceivably insists was an
earnest work of art. This documentary, put together by the actor who
played the son in the 1990 film, catches up with Fragasso as well as
the writer (Fragasso's wife) and cast of Troll 2.
Many terrible films have acquired cult followings--most notably of
recent times Tommy Wiseau's The Room--but to my knowledge, Troll 2 is
the only one which is itself a subject of a documentary. Michael
Stephenson does an excellent job in conveying not only Troll 2's infamy
but also the general "it's all in fun" attitude of fans who love truly
bad movies. Even if you haven't seen Troll 2 (although I highly
recommend you do!), I think you'll find this documentary interesting,
hilarious, and even touching. Even my 14 year old son, who's as yet too
young to appreciate epic badness in movie making, wandered into the
room while I was viewing this and ended up sitting and watching it with
Much of the documentary centers around George Hardy, who played the dad
in Troll 2, and his attending of conventions and Troll 2 screenings as
well as his efforts in trying to get the other actors to participate in
a Troll 2 reunion. The jovial Hardy is impossible to dislike and
without his cooperation "Best Worst Movie" wouldn't have worked nearly
as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful documentary with endearing subjects and a fun topic. I actually watched this documentary without ever seeing the film that it is about, and only watched Troll 2... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Holly
This documentary is a lot of fun! I found it on Netflix and decided to watch it, and I liked it so much that I had to buy it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris Stoner
Interesting, good pace, enjoyed it until Stephenson paid a visit to one of the stars unannounced. She invites him into her home and it is so obvious that the years since Troll 2... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nonix999
This documentary has joined my ranks of "Greatest Documentaries about Film" ever. The whole crew behind the camera has done such an amazing job at capturing the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by NoobWithANikon
Every film buff knows Troll 2 is brilliant, and this documentary is an excellent companion piece. After renting this movie so many times, I decided it was time to buy!Published 11 months ago by Erik Therme
One of my absolute favorite documentaries of all time! It's a fun analysis of the human condition, perception of art and what it means to be proud of both ones accomplishments and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geoff
Hilarious documentary with some truly unique and bizarre characters. It had some unexpectedly touching moments as well. Loved it.Published 16 months ago by David G