best worst movie

You may remember Michael Paul Stephenson as the guy who directed "Best Worst Movie", the breakout hit documentary from a few years back about "Troll 2". Stephenson was also the child star of that film, and "Best Worst Movie" was in part a response to his discovery that the infamously bad "Troll 2" had become something of a cult classic with kids who grew up watching it on HBO in the 90's.

The time has finally come my friends! After a successful run of screenings across the country “Best Worst Movie” is finally coming to DVD on November 16th. The DVD will be chock full of special features including over an hour worth of never seen footage and deleted scenes.

"Troll 2" came out almost twenty years ago and in honor of this a special edition Blu-Ray version of the film is being released. Every time I think about this I automatically ask myself one question, "why god?". I then immediately think about how excited I am to be able to add this awful masterpiece to my collection. Yes the movie is terrible and no there's no way that watching it on Blu-Ray, in all its hi-def glory is going to change any of that. But what can you do.

If you don't have a soft spot in your heart for the "Troll 2" documentary "Best Worst Movie" than I'm not sure you even have a heart. It's the feel good hit of the summer as the kids say and it's got a brand spanking new trailer and screening dates for your to get all mushy over.

For those of you not familiar with the doc it's a heartwarming look back at "Troll 2" and how it's grown from being considered one of the worst movies of all time to a underground hit with a cult fallowing. Are you crying yet? You should be.

Bill Murray continues to stir up "Ghostbusters III" talk. During his appearance on last night;s "Late Show With David Letterman", he confirms that he will be killed off early in the script and states that he doubts the film will ever be made.

Everyone's favorite ginger snap Katherine Isabelle is returning in "Hard Ride To Hell", a story about a group of campers who find themselves in danger after witnessing a blood sacrifice. The film will debut on Spike TV before the DVD hits on May 18th.

Area23A, an event based distribution company, has picked up the rights to "Best Worst Movie". If you've been dying to lay eyes on this documentary centered on the 'classic' "Troll 2", your dreams are about to come true as the company plans a theatrical release.

Keep your eyes on your local art house theater; the recent midnight screenings of "Evil Dead" have been doing so well that Grindhouse Releasing has struck a new 35mm print of the film. With showings selling out, the company plans on keeping the film going for quite awhile. Stay tuned to the Grindhouse Releasing website to see if they add a city near you.

I recieved a link to this show last week, and in light of Tor's recent review of the documentary "American Scary", I thought it was the perfect time to bring it up. What you have here is a fan-produced series "B-Rated". Essentially you have a corny horror host, and then a psuedo-intellectual reviewer who takes apart truly awful movies and gives them more thought than they deserve. It's all pretty entertaining, and dare I say, shockingly well produced for something put together by fans.

Back when I interviewed Michael Paul Stephenson about his documentary "Best Worst Movie", he mentioned something in passing that at the time didn't really click with me. Here's what he said about director Claudio Fragasso, and his plans for a "Troll 2" sequel: