Best Worst Movie (2009)

Best Worst Movie (2009)
Director: Michael Stephenson
Writer: Michael Stephenson
Cast: George Hardy, Michael Stephenson, Darren Ewing, Jason Steadman, Jason Wright
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.
Honest documentary based on the horrendously bad movie Troll 2, and the cult fans its picked up in the 18 years since it was released. Its directed by Michael Stephenson who played the kid and features George Hardy who stared as the dad. Also has Brief interviews with the films Director & Writer as they join a road trip of screenings across the US.

Not since Tim Burton released his movie Ed Wood, have b-movies had a more fitting tribute. Best moment is when they track down the reclusive agoraphobic actress Margo Prey who played the mother, and they re-enact the scene they sang Row Row Row Your Boat as Margo's distressed aged mother complains about them being in the house. None of Troll 2's cast or crew have done anything of substance since making the film and in someways it feels like capturing peoples failed lives after having made a legendary failed movie, only really George Hardy seems to live a stable life as a dentist. He comes across fantastically passionate for most part, but clearly gets a little bored of the road trip towards the end after seeing the film 20+ times and having to sit for hours at film events. Sadly with the exception of the odd TV show like The Incredibly Strange Film Show not enough people document these unsung heroes of trash cinema, so its highly recommended viewing for cult movie fans.
(8 out of 10)

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