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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Troll 2 Documentary Screens at SXSW

In the annals of bad horror cinema, the infamous Troll 2 holds a very special place. In recent years, it's become a bona fide cult phenomenon, and many point to it as the worst movie ever made. Contestable, to be sure, but what isn't is the fact that there's a legion of fans who adore this movie precisely because of how appallingly bad it is.

And now, Michael Stephenson, the former child actor who played the lead role in Troll 2, has made the documentary film Best Worst Movie, which premiered yesterday at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. It's all about how the movie grew from plain old awful horror movie to possibly the most notorious "so bad it's good" phenom of the past 20 years, as well as the effect its bizarre fandom has had on the people who were involved in it.

There's a great review of Best Worst Movie up now by Ain't It Cool News' Quint. No word on when the rest of us will get to see it, although I'm assuming it will direct-to-video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have heard so much about Troll 2 and have yet to see it. I'd love to be able to sit down and watch both Troll 2 and the documentary at the same time.

Hell, the little local cinemas should be doing double on it. Back to back showings for all the fans.

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