Artist Tyler Stout has designed some memorable posters for a variety of flicks so it’s worth noting that he’s designed a one-sheet for the upcoming Troll 2 documentary Best Worst Movie. The film is about making of the no-budget horror film Troll 2, the “best worst movie” ever made and the cult that grew up it. I can’t wait to see the film and I’ll have to wait a good while since I’ll be at Comic-Con when Best Worst Movie comes to Atlanta.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters in high resolution, the official synopsis, and a list of cities and premiere dates.
Click on a poster to see it in high resolution.
Here are the cities and premiere dates for Best Worst Movie:
BEST WORST MOVIE will open in the following markets with additional cities to be announced:
* April 23 – Austin, Alamo Drafthouse
* May 14 – New York City, Village East Cinema
* May 21 – Los Angeles, Landmark Nuart
* June 4 – San Francisco, Landmark Lumiere
* June 4 – Berkeley, Landmark Shattuck
* July 2 – Washington D.C., Landmark E Street Cinema
* July 16 – St. Louis, Landmark Tivoli
* July 23 – Atlanta, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
And here’s the official synopsis:
Is Troll 2 really the worst movie ever made as claimed by IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes? Or is Troll 2, as some would claim, a misunderstood masterpiece that never fails to entertain… a work of genius. Twenty years after Troll 2 was made, the feature length documentary BEST WORST MOVIE explores the phenomenon that is Troll 2 through the personal story of the cast of characters that took part in its creation and why it is celebrated by fans worldwide.
In the summer of 1989, Italian director Claudio Fragrasso cast small-town dentist Dr. George Hardy and a group of unwitting Utah actors in an ultra-low budget horror film, which eventually became the undisputed Worst Movie in History. Soon after Troll 2‘s initial release, Dr. Hardy decided he was better-suited battling tooth decay than goblins. He retired from acting and returned to dentistry in his hometown of Alabama unaware of the legions of fans that would one day recognize him as a cult movie luminary.
Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Hardy finds his days of drilling cavities are met by nights of signing hundreds of autographs at record-setting revival screenings throughout the world. Unlikely byproducts celebrating the BEST WORST MOVIE include fan sites, music videos, dress-up dinner parties and even homage in one of the most successful video games, Sony PlayStation’s Guitar Hero 2.
Drawing on his experiences reconnecting with the Troll 2 family, director Michael Paul Stephenson reveals the improbable heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker as they both come to terms with this internationally revered cinematic failure. The result is a hilarious and tender off-beat journey and a genuine homage to lovers of bad movies and the people that create them.