Best Worst Movie Directed by Michael Paul Stephenson
"Best Worst Movie has heart…is hilarious, but it’s also a little sad… it’s tough to see that not everyone gets a happy ending.” Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY
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. In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: Troll 2. After two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers that celebrate them for their ineptitude.
BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by Troll 2’s once-disgraced child star, Michael Paul Stephenson, unravels the improbable story of a sunny, small-town Alabama dentist-turned-cult-movie-icon and a self-deluded Italian filmmaker who struggles to come to grips with his internationally revered cinematic failure. 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 abut the strange nature of celebrity, the catharsis of redemption and the humanity that exists in making even the worst movie ever made.
Deleted Scenes and Interviews; Fan Contributions; Filmmaker Q&A with Creative Screenwriting Magazine; A Provocative Message From Troll 2’s Goblin Queen, Deborah Reed
Top Ten Audience Favorite Hot Docs 2009;
Honorable Mention Audience Award SILVERDOCS 2009;
Best Documentary Award Indianapolis International Film Festival 2009;
Best Documentary Award Fantasia Fest 2009;
Jury Award Best Documentary Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2009;
Audience Choice Best Documentary Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2009;
Best Non-Fiction Motion Picture Award Sitges 2009;
Best Documentary Jury Award Florida International Film Festival 2009;