CATEGORIES Documentary, Independent, New Releases, Distribution, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalThere's never any shortage of bad movies in theaters, but how many can say they've shown a good movie about a bad movie? That opportunity will come this spring, when Best Worst Movie -- Michael Stephenson's documentary about the legendarily awful Troll 2 -- finally hits theaters.
The distributor is Area23A, a brand-new company formed by Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar, both of whom have plenty of experience getting small independent films into theaters. Best Worst Movie premiered at South By Southwest last year (here's Will Goss' favorable review) and has since played at more than 15 other fests, winning prizes at four of them. It's been a hit with festival audiences; hopefully regular moviegoers will be charmed by its deconstruction of a cult classic, too.
Speaking of which, you'll definitely appreciate Best Worst Movie more if you've seen Troll 2 (and you will appreciate Troll 2 more if you've been drinking heavily). A double feature seems like a no-brainer, maybe as a special event in select cities. The head honchos at Area23A say they have plans for that very thing, the details of which are forthcoming.
So far, all we have on the Best Worst Movie release is "spring," but we'll keep you posted when the exact date is announced. In the meantime, check out the doc's trailer after the jump.