Despite a scary premise, stinko performances and a lame script soon landed the film a cult following who called it the best bad movie of all time. Sometimes you see a movie with a bizarre premise, and it works, and sometimes its badly done. When a horror movie becomes a hit it is almost inevitable that a spooky sequel will be developed. Revisiting troll 2 in best worst movie the new york. A look at the making of the film troll 2 1990 and its journey from being crowned the worst film of all time to a cherished cult classic. 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.
The mother, played by margo prey aka greatest actress ever assures. Is this really the best worst movie franchise of all time. Deborah reed in troll 2 1990 troll 2 1990 laura gemser in troll 2 1990. Hardys only real competition for screen time in best worst movie comes in the form of troll 2 director claudio fragasso, who. How the star of troll 2 stopped worrying and learned to. Revisiting troll 2 in best worst movie the new york times.
Considering the fact that this list is dedicated to trilogies rather than individual movies, it would be fair to give each movie the same amount of recognition. Examples of such sources include metacritic, roger eberts list of mosthated films, the golden turkey awards, leonard maltins movie guide, rotten tomatoes, the stinkers bad movie awards, the cult tv series mystery science theater 3000, and the golden. Sep 08, 2006 this might be the best line delivery of all time. To be fair, the troll trilogy is a trilogy in name only. Best worst movie 2009 directed by michael stephenson. The other fans interviewed have a lotta heart and soul but the best moments on this documentary about the best worst movie ever made, that is troll 2, are shots of the actual film with the actors commenting and telling stories about their involvement in the wonderfully horrible horror film. Judging by the round of applause his answer prompted from the 100. Troll 2 was also goodbad enough to inspire a feature length documentary called best worst movie, starring troll 2 alumni michael stephenson and george hardy. Troll 2 is, by any traditional moviemaking standards, an absolute turkey.
There is literally nothing the two films share in common. This is one of the best documentaries ive ever seen. Each troll movie is completely unrelated to the previous one. This little horrible movie has somehow become one of the best worst movies ever. The first troll is bad enough, but troll 2 is bad enough to inspire its own documentary. In 1989, a group of unknown utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time. Second, the creatures arent even trolls, theyre goblins. The conclusion seems to be that troll 2 was deemed so unwatchable that it needed some sort of name recognition to earn a few bucks. The film is set in the fictional small town of nilbog, which is goblin spelt. Best worst movie dvd columbus metropolitan library. Apr 02, 2009 the cult is poised to grow even larger thanks to best worst movie, stephensons documentary about the troll 2 phenomenon, which had its world premiere last month at the sxsw film conference and. Jun 15, 2009 troll 2 is known as the worst movie of all time. This movie is listed on countless lists as the worst movie of all time and has developed a crazy cult following.
The 1989 lowbudget horror film troll 2 tells the story of a boy whose family takes him to a town filled with goblins in disguise. Troll 2 originally as goblin is a 1990 italianamerican horror comedy b movie directed by claudio fragasso under the pseudonym drake floyd and starring michael stephenson, george hardy, margo prey, connie mcfarland, deborah reed and jason wright. Troll 2 is right up there with the room as one of the greatest bad movies of all time. The beautiful thing about it is that the criteria for such a list is even more varied than people who have a list of the best movies. The movie was filmed in utah by an italian crew at the same time as troll 2 and is a similarly inept, if less enjoyable, venture. The microbudget horror, which has nothing to do with the first troll 1986 and actually nothing to do with trolls at all. Three years of following the film, the actors and the fans led to best worst movie, stephensons funny documentary that arrives at the cedar lee theatre on friday. Trivia nostalgia critic makes a cameo telling phantomstrider that garbage pail kids is the worst movie of all time, while strider personally disagrees on that. First things first, troll 2 is not a sequel to troll. A critic could become the mosthated person in fan circles by awarding it even half a. Apr 06, 2018 films that have appeared often in bad movie lists but have narrowly missed the top or bottom. The best worst movie documentary is an absolute requirement to accompany this film. Action movies all time worst the worst movie list 10 comments 0. May 28, 2010 the microbudget horror, which has nothing to do with the first troll 1986 and actually nothing to do with trolls at all.
Centered around smalltown dentist and troll 2 star george hardy, the. Top 5 worst horror movie sequels of all time part 2. It went straight to video, and it wasnt called goblins any more. In fact, troll 2 and troll 3 dont even feature trolls. The plot centers on an american family being hunted by vegetarian creatures who try to turn them into vegetable paste so they can eat them. Why troll 2 is considered the best worst movie ever made. Horror flick troll 2 has developed a cult status for being so bad its good. This film, in every way possible, has no affiliation with the first film. The music and dialogue are a huge part of movies, yes, but visuals are just as important. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster. 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. May 08, 2010 the movie was filmed in utah by an italian crew at the same time as troll 2 and is a similarly inept, if less enjoyable, venture.
The first time i saw troll 2, it was actually christmas morning. A new documentary revisits the 1980s horror flick and its recent resurgence. Some have even declared it the worst movie of all time. I really dont think troll 2 is the worst movie of all time, he replied. New documentary explores troll 2 and the best worst. How the star of troll 2 stopped worrying and learned to love. Elmos fire might be the worst movie ever consequence. Jul 28, 2010 i bought the dvd of troll 2 because a friend advised me to see it. Stephenson and his troll 2 colleagues the documentary is an act of reclamation an effort to make both sense of a senseless film. A documentary titled best worst movie 2009 about the making of the film was even produced. New documentary explores troll 2 and the best worst movie. The 10 worst movie trilogies of all time page 2 taste of.
Worst movies of all time phantomstrider wikia fandom. Nov 03, 2019 top 5 worst horror movie sequels part 2 subscribe to top 5 scary videos. Ranking imdb rating release date number of ratings your rating. Now, after two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers who celebrate them for their ineptitude. Dec 21, 2017 while troll 2 is undoubtedly the worst movie in the series, the other two movies are also pisspoor attempts at cinema.
Discover the story behind the worlds best worst movie. When a horror movie becomes a hit it is almost inevitable that a. You give the director claudio fragasso too much credit, because this movie gives you vegetarian goblins, who disguise themselves as humans. Directed by michael stephenson, the child star of troll 2, the film was distributed by magicstone productions and new video group. In subsequent years, the film gained a cult following and garnered a large. Somewhat predictably, not everyone agrees that troll 2 sucked. Films that have appeared often in bad movie lists but have narrowly missed the top or bottom. Nov 11, 2019 horror flick troll 2 has developed a cult status for being so bad its good. So, without further ado, i give you the 40 worst movies ever made. With george hardy, lily hardy, pita ray, micki knox. Best worst movie is a great behindthescenes telling of what took place during the filming of this movie. I bought the dvd of troll 2 because a friend advised me to see it. A space capsule crashlands on earth, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Dunkirk is the worst movie of all time posted by saintsfan92612 on 73017 at 9.
They show this movie around the world at midnight screenings. First, it has nothing to do with the 1986 horror comedy trollwhich i have admittedly never seen. Troll 2 is in no way a sequel to any movie called troll, and no trolls actually appear in the film. Troll 2 is as treacherous and repulsive a film as ive ever seen. Talking with the alabama dentist who helped make the best worst movie of all time this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Nov 06, 20 sometimes you see a movie with a bizarre premise, and it works, and sometimes its badly done. In the case of, troll 2, it manages to accomplish all of that in one. Of course the film that inspired the critically acclaimed documentary best worst movie needs to be on a list of the worst horror movies of all time. Top 5 worst horror movie sequels part 2 subscribe to top 5 scary videos. Chelsi stahr was just 15 when she was cast as susan, a. I also recommend checking your local indie theater listings from time to time if you are lucky they may decide on a showing of troll 2 one day its kindof a cult phenomenon.
Troll 2 was marketed as a sequel to the 1986 film troll, but there is no sanctioned connection to the original. This movie was actually supposed to be an original ip called goblins, but united states distributors were skeptical about the films ability to. All hail the best worst movie ever horror films the guardian. I think transformers 2 is the worst movie of all time. For many, troll 2, the shameful 1990 horror movie, is the best worst movie. When did you realize that troll 2 was not so great of a film, and then when did you realize it was the best worst movie.
Troll 2 is hardly the only film these days to have built a cult following. The cult is poised to grow even larger thanks to best worst movie, stephensons documentary about the troll 2 phenomenon, which had its world premiere last month at the sxsw film conference and. I said, i am the child star of the worst movie ever made. The movie was released a couple of years ago on dvd as a combo pack with troll 1 and troll 2. Not all participants in troll 2 were eager to revisit the film. All time worst horror movies the worst movie list 1 comment 1. It was also included in the first 5,000 copies of scream factorys bluray double feature of troll. The 10 worst movie trilogies of all time page 2 taste. After two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers. Oct 08, 2019 here are the 20 best bad movies of all time.
The resulting film is considered by some as one of the worst movies ever made. Do you know the difference between troll and troll 2. Yes, troll 2 has a coveted zero percent rating on the tomatometer. Best worst movie allows you to crawl inside the film troll 2 and meet all of the actors, and experience the fandom around the classis bad film.
Michael stephenson, the child star in the film, has made a documentary about it called best worst movie. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I could do all of these things to further convince you that st. A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a san francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives. What sets the documentary apart from other movies about movies is the metanarratives about what fandom means and how being. Sometimes the most simple premise, such as, a man seeks revenge on the people who killed his family, works the best, and sometimes it feels like its been done before. The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made. At its core, the doc marks the unlikely, unflinching reunion between director michael stephensonthe child star of 1990s troll 2 renown for being the worst movie of all timeand his.1359 192 269 857 201 519 869 18 1441 1082 215 1030 412 1207 55 1330 817 32 456 231 802 1304 954 993 1026 139 803 277 670 1018 450 430