December 23, 2010

Inside Pulse Movies

Christmas in Nilbog

“Whether it’s sitting around a fire with family and singing carols or carefully unwrapping the corners of presents so you can get a sneak peek at what you’ll be receiving under the tree, yuletide rituals are key this time of the year.”

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June 10, 2010

Killer Film

Peeking into the Best Worst Movie

“We get to dig into the mind of filmmaker Michael Paul Stephenson over the incarnation of his documentary Best Worst Movie with actor and dentist George Hardy on the bad film, nationwide screenings and green food.”

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Shock Till You Drop

Stephenson Talks ‘Best Worst Movie’ DVD Plans

“Coming off of a publicity tour for his documentary about the legacy of Troll 2, Best Worst Movie (seriously, see it), director Michael Paul Stephenson filled us in this morning on what we could expect when the DVD rolls around.”

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June 7, 2010

Action Flick Chick

Documentary: Best Worst Movie

“I would have to say that Troll 2 is my favorite best worst movie right now, and I have seen a lot of bad movies. There’s just never a dull moment in that film and now we get to see the people behind the film talk about their experiences thanks to Michael Stephenson.”

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June 4, 2010


Review: Best Worst Movie

“Best Worst Movie goes down a lot of roads but emerges an affectionate valentine to a most terrible, much-loved movie.  Ed Wood, watch your back.  Plan 9 From Outer Space has got nothing on the vegetarian goblins in Troll 2.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Review: Best Worst Movie

“Most of the cast went on to productive lives, and the movie is bringing pleasure to sold-out crowds 20 years later. Maybe “Troll 2″ isn’t such a bad film after all.”

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June 2, 2010

Diablo Mag

Awesome exclusive interview with Best Worst Movie director

“We recently finished a screening in New York and went back to the hotel and watched a segment that Nightline did about us. When it finished, I looked at George and he had tears in his eyes.”

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May 28, 2010

Best Worst Movie (Troll 2 Documentary) Review

“Best Worst Movie is a documentary with a sense of humor but at the same time is able to find a deeper meaning behind all the laughs without nailing it in too hard.”

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May 25, 2010

Spectrum Culture

Best Worst Movie Review

“However, beyond the handful of folks who joyously attend these screenings, the film could have blipped off the radar for the rest of us. But here we are 20 years later and Stephenson’s doc will certainly impel some to revisit this ‘classic.’”

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May 23, 2010

The Los Angeles Times

Films so bad, they’re hits

“In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a couple exit a movie theater and the man says to the woman: “I can’t decide if that was bad in a good way, good in a good way, good in a bad way, or bad in a bad way.” It’s a fitting question for fans of an unlikely sub-genre that’s recently risen to prominence: the “so bad it’s good” movie, a cinematic strain that’s drawing ever-growing groups of people to see films both old and relatively new that are, by any conventional standard, of very dubious virtue.”

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May 22, 2010


Talk Laugh Enjoy With The ‘Best Worst Movie’ Guys (And Us) In Los Angeles

“The film, which charmed audiences at various festivals before securing this limited run in theaters nationwide, chronicles the production and eventual legacy of Troll 2, a gloriously terrible sequel that has achieved a remarkable level of infamy in the years since its release.”

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May 21, 2010

LA Dine N

A Conversation with ‘Best Worst Movie’ Principals on the Rise of ‘Troll 2′ from Cinema Disaster to Cult Classic

“Twenty years ago Troll 2 became known as one of the worst movies ever made, then, inexplicitly, it became a cult favorite. Now, cast members Michael Stephenson and George Hardy have teamed up to make the endearing award-winning documentary Best Worst Movie about the Troll 2 phenomenon.”

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Best Worst Movie: Interview with Michael Paul Stephenson and George Hardy

“Michael Paul Stevenson and George Hardy starred in Troll 2, ranked since 1990 as the worst movie ever made. Now a filmmaker, Stevenson reunited with his costars and fans who screen Troll 2 for fun. Troll 2 director Claudio Fragasso doesn’t seem too happy when realizes this but Hardy and Stevenson have fun with their new fans. Best Worst Movie chronicles their experiences rediscovering Troll 2.”

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May 20, 2010

LA Weekly

Review: Best Worst Movie

“I’ve had a hard time believing T2 wasn’t conscious of its ridiculousness — there’s a scene of kids laughing at a bad movie in it — but Fragasso shows a helluva poker face discussing his serious intent.”

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The Huffington Post

Bad Books Are Bad, and Bad Food Is Bad. But Bad Movies Are Not Always Bad

“I’m a bad actor, and I was in a bad movie. The worst, actually. Troll 2. All of us in the film were pretty bad actors. Most everything about the movie was bad. We made it with the best of intentions, but after having seen it, none of us wanted anything to do with it. We wanted to put every copy of the movie in a crate and drop it into the deepest oceanic abyss. We just wanted it to go away.”

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The Los Angeles Times

Movie Review: ‘Best Worst Movie’

“But in its more amusing and accepting moments, “Best Worst Movie” captures the geek-joy fizz when fame morphs into notoriety, and artlessness becomes its own art.”

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May 19, 2010

Arrow in the Head Podcast: ‘Best Worst movie’ Boys Join the Chop Shop!

Blood Bullets & Broads: The AITH Podcast celebrates their love for shitty movies with Michael Paul Stephenson and Dr. George Hardy, the stars of TROLL 2 and the documentary about the cult following of awesomeness surrounding TROLL 2, BEST WORST MOVIE.”

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The Wrap

In Defense of the Really Bad Movie

“The carpenters who built the Titanic didn’t mean for it to be hit by an iceberg. The Romans who built Pompeii at the foot of a volcano didn’t have it in mind that they would be engulfed by lava. And Claudio Fragasso didn’t mean for “Troll 2” to be the worst movie ever made.”

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May 18, 2010


Review: Best Worst Movie

“But, its leading man, “Michael Waits;” Dr. George Hardy, who steals the show. He’s a genuine nice guy who helps people with his dental trade in Alexander City, Alabama and is likeable right off the bat. He could easily pass for Tim Thomerson’s brother or Craig T. Nelson with hair. “Troll 2″ was his only film, but he has an incredible following of fans. Producers take note: give this man some work!”

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Review: Best Worst Movie

Stephenson never really explains just what’s so horribly good about Troll 2. But no matter, his doc offers fittingly low-tech amusement throughout—which is a hell of a lot more than can be said about the tediously incomprehensible movie it champions.”

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March 3, 2010

Nilbog! Best Worst Movie gets Distributor

“Finally! Dread Central just broke word that Best Worst Movie has nabbed a US distribution deal with Area23A.  The doc, made by the cast and crew of Troll 2, tells the making of this notoriously bad horror movie. Best Worst Movie toured the festival circuit last year and was a large reason for Troll 2’s new status as a cult classic (another reason, of course, is YouTube).”

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February 25, 2010

Rocket Llama

Award-Winning Best Worst Movie Coming to Theaters

“The making of Troll 2 and its cult popularity became the subject of the award-winning documentary Best Worst Movie, produced by Lindsay Stephenson. The documentary, which has been featured at various film festivals, is now getting a theatrical release.”

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Area23A to Distribute Best Worst Movie

“Area23A, the event-based film distribution company formed in January by industry veteran Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar, founder of Ocule Films, announced today that it will theatrically release the award-winning Best Worst Movie which has been an official selection in over thirty film festivals. The documentary had its world premiere at South by Southwest and has received several awards including the Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs 2009. Area23A will open the film in Austin, Los Angeles, New York and other markets to follow this Spring.”

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Film Threat

TROLL 2 Doc BEST WORST MOVIE Hitting Theaters in 2010!

“One of the most popular film festival selections of 2009 was Michael Paul Stephenson’s documentary “Best Worst Movie,” which covered everything you ever (or, never) wanted to know about everyone’s favorite bad movie, “Troll 2.” For those who didn’t catch it on the festival circuit, there’s good news as “Best Worst Movie” will be hitting theaters very soon thanks to upstart film distribution company Area23A.”

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Area 23A To Release the “Best Worst Movie”

“Of the acquisition, Stephenson said in a press release: “Our movie – that we have devoted the last four years to – can not be in better hands than with Area23A.  They have demonstrated their ability to skillfully handle specialized films in a crowded market place.””

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