Best Worst Movie

(2010)

A look at the making of the film "Troll 2" and its journey from being crowned the 'worst film of all time' to a cherished cult classic.

In “Best Worst Movie” Michael Paul Stephenson makes his directorial debut by exploring one of the worst and most critically panned movies ever made, Troll 2, which he starred in twenty years ago as a child.

In 1989, Italian director, Claudio Fragrasso cast small-town dentist Dr. George Hardy and a group of unwitting Utah actors in the ultra-low budget horror film, Troll 2. Soon after its disastrous release, Dr. Hardy retired from his short-lived acting career and returned to dentistry in his hometown of Alabama, unaware of the legions of fans that would one day recognize him as a cult movie luminary.

“Best Worst Movie” reveals the improbable heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult-movie icon and an Italian filmmaker as they come to terms with their internationally revered cinematic failure.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. George Hardy & Michael Stephenson Triumph with ‘Best Worst Movie’

In Best Worst Movie, Michael Stephenson makes his directorial debut by exploring one of the worst and most critically panned movies ever made, Troll 2, which he starred in twenty years ago as a child. In 1989, Italian director, Claudio Fragrasso cast small-town dentist Dr. George Hardy and a group of unwitting Utah actors in the ultra-low budget horror film, Troll 2. Soon after its disastrous release, Dr. Hardy retired from his short-lived acting career and returned to dentistry in his hometown of Alabama, unaware of the legions of fans that would one day recognize him as a cult movie luminary. Twenty years later, Dr. Hardy's days of drilling cavities are met by nights of signing autographs at sold-out revival screenings throughout the world. Best Worst Movie, which is currently in theaters, takes a look at the actors and filmmakers that made Troll 2, why it is considered the "worst movie ever made" and why so many people have grown to love it. We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Michael Stephenson and Dr. George Hardy about the new documentary, a possible sequel to Troll 2 and the legions of fans who have revived this film. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Best Worst Movie reveals the improbable heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult-movie icon and an Italian filmmaker as they come to terms with their internationally revered cinematic failure. The result is a hilarious and tender offbeat journey that pays homage to lovers of bad movies and the people that make them great.

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Area23A to Distribute ‘Best Worst Movie’

http://movieweb.com/movie/best-worst-movie/ Area23A, the event-based film distribution company formed in January by industry veteran Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar, founder of Ocule Films, announced today that it will theatrically release the award-winning Best Worst Movie which has been an official selection in over thirty film festivals. The documentary had its world premiere at South by Southwest and has received several awards including the Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs 2009. Area23A will open the film in Austin, Los Angeles, New York and other markets to follow this Spring.

In Best Worst Movie Michael Paul Stephenson makes his directorial debut by exploring one of the worst and most critically panned movies ever made, Troll 2, which he starred in twenty years ago as a child.

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