Few artists have rendered the art of failure as enjoyable as Claudio Fragasso did with his 1990 film, Troll 2. The combination of stilted acting, awkward dialogue, and a plot that makes any exploitation picture seem drab by comparison helped make Troll 2 a cult phenomenon. Four years ago, Michael Stephenson, who played Troll 2’s young protagonist, Joshua, decided to pick up a camera and trace the film’s history. The result is Best Worst Movie, a surprisingly moving feature on the lives of those involved in the film.
I had a great conversation with Best Worst Movie director Michael Stephenson for The A.V. Club Chicago a few weeks back. There have been a lot of write ups for the documentary in recent months, but I think I snagged a few gems that were waiting to be discovered.
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