What starts out as a gleeful documentary tribute to a beloved-but-terrible low-budget 1989 horror movie, Troll 2, gradually becomes instead a depressing meditation on pop culture, fickle fame, the cruelty of showbiz, etc. Our guide is part-time actor Dr. George Hardy, star of the original movie and now a kindly small-town Alabama dentist. At first he’s thrilled by his cult acclaim, but the fun wears off. Other cast members are not so lucky, and the original director, Italian Claudio Fragasso, is a bit of an asshole. If you’re already a Troll 2 fan, no one will be able to stop you from seeing this – but if you’re not, you may wish to drop the subject entirely. Michael Paul Stephenson, who played in the original film, wrote and directed this as his filmmaking debut (93 min.).
Director: Michael Stephenson
Writer: Michael Stephenson
Producer: Mary Francis Groom, Brad Klopman, Jim McKeon, Lindsay Rowles Stephenson and Michael Stephenso
Cast: George Hardy, Michael Stephenson, Darren Ewing, Jason Wright, Randall Colburn, Adam Deyoe, Patrick Gibbs, Paul Gibbs and Eric Gosselin