The 18th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Special Guest Appearance by Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team February 12-14th, 2016

Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, The Toxic Avenger, will be appearing live at the 18th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention alongside his cast and crew of mutants and Super-Tromettes, including The Toxic Avenger  himself, it was announced today by Troy Timpel, founder of the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and of Villain Arts.  Tattoo lovers and Troma fans will have the opportunity to meet Lloyd Kaufman in person with the added bonus of free photo-ops, free signed copies of posters, film stills, and DVD or Blu-Ray copies of Troma movies. Mr. Kaufman is unique among celebrities you never head of because he does not charge for signatures or photo-ops! Other merchandise available at the Troma booth will be Troma T-shirts, stickers, toys and backpacks.

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PRATT INSTITUTE TO HOST BROOKLYN Focus-Group for Rough Cut Work-in-Progress of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2

Tuesday, February 16th at 6 pm Director Lloyd Kaufman will be Present for a Q & A

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6 pm, The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY will be hosting a focus-group screening of Troma Entertainment’s most recent work-in-progress movie, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2″,it was announced today by the Film and Video Department of The Pratt Institute, The Toxic Avenger. The screening will be open to the public and free of charge. Read more…


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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, BEST PICTURE, “HONKY HOLOCAUST”

AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A AND MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR Paul McAlarney
HONKY HOLOCAUST” directed by Paul McAlarney (above) is set for release on Troma Now  in February.
Since its inception 42 years ago  Troma’s founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz have been championing movies of the future and independent, innovating and disruptive filmmaking. Among the upstanding and Oscar-worthy films selected by the Troma Tream for their 2016 line-up is, “Honky Holocaust”, a film that directore Paul McAlarney says is, “Totally informed and influenced by classic Troma movies like, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1″, “Terror Firmer”, “Tromeo and Juliet” and, “The Toxic Avenger”. With the exclusive release of, “Honky Holocaust”  to Troma Now VHX channel slated for February, Troma Entertainment has released an exclusive Q&A with the director published below along with a message from McAlarney available on Troma Movies YouTube Channel, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, ” The Toxic Avenger”.  
Films from the Troma library have consistently demonstrated the shock, shlock and relish for goofs and the grotesque since their earliest raunchy-sex comedies like, ” Squeezeplay” and ” The First Turn-On”.   “The Toxic Avenger”, Troma’s 1984tour-de-force, was way before it’s time in broaching issues of bullying gone awry resulting in the creation of New Jersey’s only superhero, the beloved Toxie, a sensitive mutant on a vigilante rampage.   Not to be overlooked is Troma’s thematic interest  in exploring and satirizing socio-political injustice, beginning with overt investment in anti-fascism, as seen in, ” Surf Nazis Must Die” and later with comedic spoofs criticizing evil corporate conglomerates and issues of  eco-terrorism, as in their recent release, ” Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1″,  along with issues of bullying and the perils of teen-sex.
Recent Troma acquisition, “Honky Holocaust” , directed in 2014 by founder ofUngovernable Films, Paul McAlarney,  is a sincerely Tromatic horror-adventure that unapologetically confronts  racism from both a modern and historical perspective in an ultra-violent, unsettling twist on racial inequality.  In a world in which the genocidal horrors of Charles Manson have come to fruition, a young woman is thrust into a terrible reality where segregation, loathing and interracial brutality are the modern condition. The trailer for, “Honky Holocaust”,which is set for release on Troma Now in February is available on YouTube.
In a personal message from McAlarney available on Troma Movies YouTube channel Paul discusses his artistic development and the impact of Troma Movies on his filmmaking. Also, in the Q&A published below, the director expouses on his intention with ” Honky Holocaust”, the social and political implications of the film and the historical references he is making in terms of storytelling and as a “grindsploitation” filmmaker. “Grindsploitation, the new and up until now, unexplored  avante-garde in contemporary cult movies, is enthusiastically ushered in by McAlarney and Troma Entertainment.

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Troma Institute for Gifted Youth Inductee 18 Year Old Dylan Greenberg Premieres New Music Video Today

The Troma Institute for Gifted Youth has welcomed their second inductee, 18 year old Dylan Mars Greenberg, into their honorable institution alongside 19 year old Kansas Bowling (director of BC Butcher), it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of “The Toxic Avenger”.  The induction marks the release of the already experienced director Greenberg’s newest release, music video for Matt Ellin’s, “Hey, Shut Up”. 
 Matt Ellin’s recent release of his EP, “Hey Nice” includes the track, “Hey, Shut Up” the inspiration song for Greenberg’s newest music video release
Dylan Mars Greenberg got an early foothold into the art world; by the time she was 15 she was performing in East Village clubs and dive bars, releasing a full length synth pop album as “Disck” and ending up with a photo spread in NY Times Magazine. When she was 17, she directed her first feature film “Glamarus’, produced by veteran art film director and actor Scott Shaw. She followed this with her art-horror film Wakers and then almost immediately began production on another film called Dark Prism, which ended up generating massive press attention in Pitchfork, NME, Flavorwire, SPIN. and the AV Club. Greenberg’s style has been compared to Andy Warhol’s factory, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and David Lynch. She has worked with major figures in the entertainment industry such as Mac DeMarco, Matt Katz-Bohen, and Jacob Reynolds, underground art icons like Lloyd Kaufman, Reverend Jen, and Robert Prichard, and up and coming young people such as Sofe Cote, Blessing C.S., Sara Kaiser, Chandani Smith, and Max Husten. Critics have called the films of Greenberg everything from brilliant and nightmarish to awful and headache inducing. Regardless, Greenberg continues to be one of the most prolific young filmmakers in New York City.
Today’s release of another magnanimous project, a music video she directed for fellow prodigy, 16 year old singer/songwriter Matt Ellin called, Hey, Shut Up”,  is available now on Troma Movies YouTube Channel. Matt Ellin is truly the real thing – at age 16 he is already an incredibly prolific musician with a growing following. His oddball and sometimes even unsettling charm are displayed for listeners in his first EP, “hey nice” containing 7 pieces of music, including his underground hit single: “Hey, Shut Up” and his song “it’s easy to be (a pylon like me)” which was featured in the studio feature film “Dark Prism”.
Dylan’s video for, “Hey, Shut Up”calls on a nightmarish hallucinatory experience that is in part influenced by a fondness for the Tromatic sense of the grotesque without losing her unique and eerie style. Bizarre images, deployed with carefully crafted editing, juxtapose the seemingly sweet but mysterious vibe within the song. The collaboration between Greenberg and Ellin can be seen on Troma Movies YouTube, and the “Troma Institute for Gifted Youth” continues to uphold the highest standards for young filmmakers with its second inductee.
At just 18 years old Dylan Mars Greenberg (above) has directed three feature length films
The music video is available on Troma Movies Youtube channel, along with other videos and features directed by Kaufman.

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Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Bid Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister: King of the Cameo and Monster of Metal

Lemmy (Left) and Lloyd Kaufman have been friends and collaborators for over 20 years.

he loss of Motörhead  legend Lemmy Kilmister on December 28, 2015 had a significant impact at the Troma Films studio in Queens, NY. Lemmy had come to be known as a regular on Troma movie sets for twenty years. It would be an understatement to say that Lemmy truly understood Troma’s artistic intentions and his collaboration and support bolstered the cinema experience for creators and audiences alike. A longtime friend of Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, ” The Toxic Avenger”, Lemmy Kilmister has been a featured celebrity cameo in Troma productions as well as a generous musical contributor. Upon hearing the news of Lemmy’s passing, Kaufman said;
“Although Lemmy was one of the greatest rock-n-roll pioneers in history,  with an enormous following, Lemmy was always a supporter of the genuine  artist and the underdog. On a personal level he always made time to generously appear in Troma movies, no matter how deep in the underground. The Troma Team and I have very few sincere friends in the mainstream so to lose Lemmy makes us all especially sad. He was a super shit-disturber and was a great role model for all us shit-disturbers.”

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The First Prehistoric Slasher Film, “B.C. Butcher”

World Premiere, Friday January 10th

Directed by 17 Year-Old Kansas Bowling, Available Exclusively at TromaNow on VHX

The first inductee into, “The Troma Institute for Gifted Youth”, a prestigious new program created to honor prodigious filmmakers internationally, is Lloyd Kaufman’s best protege, the now 19 year-old Kansas Bowling. Bowling is set to release her first feature length film, ” B.C. Butcher” which was written and directed when she was only 17 years old , this week on TromaNow , Troma Entertainment’s subscription video-on-demand service available through VHX. ” B.C. Butcher” is premiering as the special feature and pre-theatrical screener available exclusively to subscribers of TromaNow. Read more…


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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.: Behind the Chopsticks

Episode Two of “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials” Features an In-Depth Look into Kabukiman’s Past
Available Now on Troma Movies YouTube
“Kabukiman:Behind The Chopsticks” is a VH1-Style Documentary and Episode 2 of “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials”
Just one week after ushering in “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials” with the premiere of  “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner Non-Denominational Holiday Extravaganza“, Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of ” The Toxic Avenger”,  alongside “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner/Specials” creator and director John Brennan, just released episode two of the mid-season series, “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials”.

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Kabukiman Parties Harder than Fezziwig Gets Loaded and Reveals Shocking Identity of Past Lovers

Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D., played by Doug Sakmann, hosted his first ever live holiday extravaganza at Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY
Happy New Year from Tromaville! It just wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without attending at least one debauched party involving strippers, B-List Celebs and amateur jabs at stand up comedy. Troma, who upholds the highest standards of sophistication in the performing arts, believes the aforementioned triumvirate to be the foundation for entertainment greatness and left nothing to the imagination at this year’s holiday extravaganza. Premeried on Christmas Eve, 2015, this live episode comes as the first of several “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials”, episodic showcase meant to tide us over in preparation for, “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner: Season 2”, it was announced by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of “The Toxic Avenger”. 
Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner Non-Denominational Holiday Extravaganza“, was the second live event to be hosted by Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D. since the show’s creation by director and producer John Brennan one year ago.  The party, which was held at Lucky 13 Saloon, in Brooklyn, NY was truly a night to remember. The event featured a performance by Philadelphia ultra-violent hardcore band, The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza and appearances from the strange and delightful Dolphin Man, Turkey Man, Lloyd Kaufman and stars from Return To Nuke Em High Vol. 1 and 2.
As expected, “Kabukiman’s Non-Denominational Holiday Extravaganza” unfolded in the chaotic maylay we have come to expect from our revered host, the Chosen One, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Expertly edited from a drunken yard-sale into a stupendous and festive party, you can see the episode and all the highlights within on the Troma Movie YouTube Channel.
Other “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials” are set to be released later in succeeding weeks to come and include the first live event from Philadelphia, PA, with a cameo from “Angry Video Game Nerd”,  Kabukiman’s adventures in the NYC Comic-Con as well as episodes of flashbacks including special Troma Edge TV episodes by James Gunn, all streaming free on Troma Movies You Tube.
Zac Amico (far left), star of “Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2” made a guest appearance at the event
Lloyd Kaufman and Toxie also attended the holiday party and eagerly awaited as Kabukiman revealed his big secret.

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Troma’s Christmas Special Debuts Tonight at 8 PM!! “A Very Troma Christmas” Premieres on TromaMovies YouTube Channel

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Toxie staris in “A Very Troma Christmas” premiering tonight on  Troma Movies YouTube Channel at 8 pm

Grinch, take a hike to Who-Ville!! Charlie Brown go make some Peanuts-Butter! This year Troma Entertainment presents a Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, holiday, Seasonal-Special that will delight men, women and children of all ages.  “A Very Troma Christmas” will drop this evening at 8 pm on the Troma Movies YouTube channel, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment, Inc. and creator of The Toxic Avenger. “A Very Troma Christmas” stars the Toxic Avenger playing Santa, and features the Tooth Fairy, Mother Teresa, Buddha, and Abraham Lincoln playing themselves.

The vivid and colorful cartoon, created by renowned animator Justin J. Bowen of JB Entertainingness melds exquisitely with Troma’s longstanding themes of social satire and artistic revolution through media disruption.
Renowned animator Justin J. Bowen is the talented creator of  “A Very Troma Christmas”

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Disrupting the Cyberspace, Announcing TROMA NOW Troma’s brand new VHX Channel is now live!!

 

Troma Entertainment is thrilled to announce the new  TROMA NOW channel, available through VHX.    Troma fans, both old and new, can subscribe for only $4.99/month and get access to many hours of Troma classics, new Troma releases, and exclusive content, all in beautiful HD.

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