GenreDocumentary Music directorBobby Tahouri CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 2009 (2009-03) (SXSW) CastMichael Stephenson (Himself), George Hardy (Himself), Darren Ewing (Himself), Jason Steadman (Himself), Jason Wright (Himself), Zack Carlson (Himself) Similar moviesMichael Stephenson directed Best Worst Movie and appears in Troll 2
TaglineThe Story Behind The Worst Movie Ever Made - Troll 2
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Best Worst Movie is a 2009 American documentary film about the making of the infamously received 1990 horror film Troll 2 and its subsequent resurgence as a cult film. Directed by Michael Stephenson, the child star of Troll 2, the film was distributed by Magicstone Productions and New Video Group. It was also included in the first 5,000 copies of Scream Factory's Blu-ray double feature of Troll and Troll 2, released on November 17, 2015.
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After completing and watching Troll 2, Stephenson became embarrassed by the film. However, thanks to Myspace, he began to realize that the film had gained a cult following and was often listed alongside favorite movies of users on the site. According to Stephenson, the turning point came in April 2006; he stated, "I woke up one morning with a really warm feeling and I was smiling ear to ear. I was next to my wife and I said, 'I am the child star of the worst movie ever made... there's a story here.'"
Not all participants in Troll 2 were eager to revisit the film. Stephenson noted that he had trouble convincing actors Don Packard and Connie Young to be included in the project, although he was eventually able to convince both to appear in it.
The film premiered at the South by Southwest festival in March 2009, and was released on DVD in November 2010.
Best Worst Movie received very positive reviews. It currently holds a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 64 reviews. It is also rated 61% based on the reviews of 15 critics, placing it under the subcategory "Generally favorable reviews" on Metacritic. Roger Ebert awarded Best Worst Movie three out of four stars. The A.V. Club gave the film a "B" rating.