Slimy green monsters lurking in the woods may be commonplace in schlocky horror movies, but somehow those that appeared in Troll 2 have gained cult status, and Troll 2 has been decreed the Best Worst Movie of all time. This documentary, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson, who appeared in Troll 2 when he was a child actor, tells how the Best Worst Movie came to be, and how it has transformed the lives of novice actor George Hardy and the others who appeared in it, including his own.
A Movie About A Movie
When the Italian filmmakers of Troll 2 came to shoot in Utah in 1989, the ever affable George Hardy was working as a dentist, calming kids who were freaked out by the prick of the novicaine needle and sound of the drill. George auditioned on a fluke, landed the lead role, shot the film and went back to minding the mouths of toddlers. That is, until he realized that his patients were among those who were screaming -- or howling with laughter -- at Troll 2, which had since become a cult classic and had been decreed the Best Worst Movie in the history of movie making. George was suddently on the guest appearance trail, along with his Troll 2 co-star Michael Paul Stephenson, who decided to make a documentary about the adventure. And, a good thing he did, too. The documentary is every bit as entertaining as Troll 2, and then some. And, behind all the laughter, is a genuinely engaging glimpse at popular culture and the way it effects the lives of those caught up in it. The Best Worst Movie is fine watching, whether you're a Troll 2 devotee or not.