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Director Fernando Alle’s MUTANT BLAST To Have Exclusive Premieres At Laemmle Theatres


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Troma Tuesdays Kicks Off February Freakout With Benjamin Meade’s BAZAAR BIZARRE, Detailing the Life and Times of Serial Killer, Bob Berdella! Learn The Shocking Truth Behind The Man Known as “The Kansas City Butcher

9PM on Feb. 4th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC!

“…It is a hybrid of experience and knowledge. We are taken to places and then given pause.”- Dread Central 

“Too irreverent, lurid and expressionistic to qualify as journalism, yet too serious to be dismissed as mere exploitation.”- Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star

BAZAAR BIZARRE

Directed by Benjamin Meade

In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local businessman and how Berdella had captured him, held him hostage, raped him, tortured him, and photographed him over several days. Police later arrested Berdella and searched his midtown Kansas City home where they found several hundred polaroid photographs, a detailed torture log, envelopes of human teeth and a human skull…

Troma Tuesdays has branched its weekly program that we continue to curate in New York into other countries to create a unique universal experience to be had with independent cinema around the world every Tuesday. 

Fans can see BAZAAR BIZARREon at 9PM on February 4th for ONLY $5 at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC at 9:00 PM!


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Troma’s New Year’s Fear Squeals The Spotlight on Jan. 21st With Mark Lawrence(Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle)’s PIGS. a Film More Frightening Than Any Swine Elected to Congress!

Get Hog Tied at 9PM at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC!

“…a legitimately frightening movie that just so happens to use pork products as a horrific plot device and it works very well.” – Greg Baty, Cinesploitation

…it makes an undeniable impression and has a disturbing and uneasy feel that it establishes and maintains throughout, keeping its WTF? elements in check and playing it totally straight and low-key. It’s a grimly serious horror film…”
– Mark Tinta, Good Efficient Butchery

“Pigs has an energy that’s hard to resist, thanks in large part to the performances delivered by father and daughter.”- Dave Becker, 2,500 Movies Challenge

PIGS Directed by Marc Lawrence

A small town is rocked by the brutal murder of a father by his daughter Lynn (Toni Lawrence, BEYOND REASON), who claims he viciously raped her.  Lynn escapes from the confines of a mental institution and travels deep into farm country to hide from her pursuers, only to find carnage that comes from the most unlikely of species.  Lynn gets a job at a small diner run by farmer Zambrini (Marc Lawrence, KEY LARGO and THE ASPHALT JUNGLE), who harbors his own dark recipe for murder.  Soon local yokels begin to disappear and Zambrini’s pig farm begins to mysteriously multiply. What secrets does Zambrini hold in that pigpen?  Find out when you watch PIGS, a tasty treat any home cookin’ horror fan can enjoy!

Not since the introduction of Spam® has there been such a taste of true terror!  

Troma Tuesdays has branched its weekly program that we continue to curate in New York into other countries to create a unique universal experience to be had with independent cinema around the world every Tuesday. 

Fans can see PIGS for ONLY$5 on Tuesday, January 21st at 
Film Noir Cinema 
in Brooklyn, NYC at 9:00 PM! 122 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


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John A. Russo (Writer of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD) MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE Headlines New Year’s Fear Premieres Along With More Frighteningly #FanTOXIC Films ONLY on Troma Now

MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE, from John A. Russo (writer of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and a slew of other New Year’s Premieres kick off 2020 on Troma Now!

Start the new year with a bang (for your buck!) and check out Troma Now’s January Premieres.Only $4.99/month with the First Month Free!

MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE
Directed by Robert Lucas & John A. Russo
 Written by John A. Russo
AMERICAN HOLOKAUST
Directed by Chris Woods 
Written by John Miller & Chris Woods 
DEAD KANSAS
Directed by Aaron K. Carter
Written by Aaron K. Carter & Nicholas A. DeNicola
POTTY BREAK
Written & Directed by Freddie Lee Jones III
JACK & JILL
Directed by Myat Noe
Written by Freddie Lee Jones, Ricardo Martinez
 & Myat Noe
MIRROR MIRROR: A TALE OF BLOOD
Written & Directed by Rick Danford
DEATH COMES TWICE
Written & Directed by David Koenig

 

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Special New Year’s Fear Screening of Peter Whittman (Director of Troma’s ELLIE) PLAY DEAD, Starring Yvonne De Carlo (The Munsters), at 9 PM on Jan. 7th! at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC!

“A low key Texas lensed supernatural thriller that was produced by a construction company, Peter Wittman’s PLAY DEAD, mixes Southern melodrama and a smattering of T&A, alongside its requisite bloodshed and occult tinged twists.” – Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

“…campy and frequently entertaining… It’s always nice seeing Yvonne De Carlo up to no good…”– Horror DNA

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PLAY DEAD

Directed by Peter Whittman

Troma Tuesdays has branched its weekly program that we continue to curate in New York into other countries to create a unique universal experience to be had with independent cinema around the world every Tuesday. 

Fans can see  PLAY DEAD for ONLY $5 on Tuesday, January 9th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC at 9:00 PM!


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Get Ready To Go Back to School as Troma and Beat Kitchen Proudly Present a #FanTOXIC Creature Double Feature of The Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz Classics

CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH and CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN, From 6PM to 10PM on December 29th!

Class of Nuke ‘Em High Directed by Richard W. Haines, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman Starring Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard

CLASS OF NUKE EM HIGH, the timeless classic of readin’, writin’ and radiation, is available for the first time ever in this unrated Director’s Cut. When first released in theaters in 1986, CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH became an instant sensation. Its unique blend of horror and humor was cheered by audiences and celebrated by critics. The film spawned two sequels and legions of fans. At Tromaville High School, located a stone’s throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they’re beginning to develop a Troma-green glow. Innocent students mutate into sex-crazed psychos, the Honor Society’s turned into carnivorous, kinky cretins, and the slimy monster stalking the hallways isn’t the principal! 


The Director’s Cut of CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH has been lovingly restored by co-director Lloyd Kaufman (who developed the film during detention) and the Troma Team. Never-before-seen footage (found in the Tromaville High School’s girls’ bathroom) has been added. The film includes a special introduction from the Tromaville Cafe featuring Toxie, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D, The Tromettes, and Lloyd Kaufman.

“…its special effects are suitably disgusting and Richard W. Haines and Samuel Weil, who directed it, and the writers of the screenplay are clearly all people of welcome, anarchic humor.”– Vincent Canby, New York Times

“…the best aspect of The Class of Nuke ‘Em High is the celluloid snapshot it provides of a time and place from the past…its use of certain fashion and cultural linchpins sure keep it locked alongside the birth of MTV and the rise of the repugnant Moral Majority…with a last act beastie that stands as one of Troma’s most accomplished and compelling.” – Bill Gibron, Pop Matters

“A swaggering bulldozer of a flick.” – Cliff Mott, Cracked Magazine

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Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown
Directed by Eric Louzil, Donald G. Jackson
Starring Brick Bronsky, Lisa Gaye, Leesa Rowland

First there was the super successful, now classic, theatrical smash hit and breakthrough blockbuster CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH!  Now, there comes the riotous sci-fi, hyper-action, big budget, ambitious sequellian comedy, Troma’s CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH PART II: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN!  Those lovable cretins from CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH! have graduated Summa Cum Weirdly and the once peaceful town of Tromaville is about to explode with a wave of sci-fi and special effects induced SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN!  Welcome to the Tromaville Institute of Technology, where a melt-down prone nuclear power-plant creates a hideously deformed but very positive thinking humongous mutant squirrels and obnoxious talking belly buttons with bad attitudes. 

In this incredibly bold adventure in gene-splicing, anarchy and terror rule the campus of Tromaville Tech as the students join forces with the subhumanoids to overthrow the insidious and hedonistic corporate slime responsible for a wave of malicious mutant meltdowns and massacres.  Will peace and environmental hygiene ever be restored to the once-peaceful town of Tromaville?  Find out as you enroll for the education of a lifetime in CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH PART II: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN!

“…if you’re a Troma fan and like women with “melon heavy breasts”, then CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM PART II is worth attending for a semester.”– Freddie Young, Full Moon Reviews

“…Basically if you love vintage Troma …this one delivers the goods and does a decent job as a follow up to the beloved original.”
– Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

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Presented by Troma Entertainment and Beat Kitchen


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Troma Premieres Brand New Digital Comics Section on Troma Now

Featuring The Original 1991 Marvel Series, The Toxic Avenger, Written by Doug Moench With Art by Rodney Ramos and Val Meyerik! Free ONLY For Troma Now Subscribers and Looking For New Submissions From Writers and Artists!

Troma Entertainment is proud to announce the brand new Troma Comics section on Troma Now, starting on Monday, December 16th, digitally available for the first time ever on Troma Now! 

Fans can now view some of their most beloved Troma Entertainment comics, completely FREE for all subscribers, beginning with the first 11 issues of the classic 1991 Marvel series, The Toxic Avenger, written by Doug Moench and featuring art by Rodney Ramos and Val Meyerik. 


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Holiday Havoc Season Continues With Troma’s War, Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz!

The First War Picture to Deal with AIDS “Head” on While Combining Action, Sex, Satire, and a #FanToxic Love Story! Join The Independent Film Revolution and Gear Up For Action on December 10th at 9PM at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn!

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz’s Troma’s War, the first war picture to tackle AIDS “Head” on while combining action, comedy, sex and satire, to have a special Troma Tuesdays’ Holidays & Havoc screening at 9 PM on Dec. 10th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn! After 30 years, hundreds of theatrical screenings and dozens of international film festivals, see the film that was deemed too controversial for the MPAA and YouTube!

“Troma’s War… pro and anti, a delicious dark comedy…these impossible parallels deconstruct everything we love about the genre while reinventing the way we view the enemy, and ourselves.” – Bill Gibron, Pop Matters

“…it’s refreshing to find a movie that pokes fun of all the glamorization of war and violence that so many other action movies seem to readily endorse.”– Slaughter Film

Troma’s War

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz

TROMA’S WAR is Troma’s masterpiece. Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, TROMA’S WAR is packed with gargantuan battle scenes, heart stopping stunts, and never-before-seen special effects. TROMA’S WAR is the action film that all good citizens of the world can be proud of and enjoy! TROMA’S WAR is Troma’s answer to PLATOON and APOCALYPSE NOW. It is the first war picture that combines satire, sex, special effects makeup, incredible stunts, the most squibs ever used in film history and a #FanTOXIC love story. 

A small group of typical Tromaville citizens find themselves in the path of a terrorist army controlled by the power elite. The freedom of Tromaville and the world is at stake! TROMA’S WAR creates new kinds of heroes. A used car salesman, a handsome environmentalist, an obese junk-food gourmand, a seventy-year-old housewife, some sensational young women, a year old jingoistic baby and more sensational women all become deadly soldiers in the most unusual and explosive, action-packed combat film ever produced by the Troma Team.

Troma Tuesdays has branched its weekly program that we continue to curate in New York into other countries to create a unique universal experience to be had with independent cinema around the world every Tuesday. 

Fans can see Troma’s War for ONLY$5 on Tuesday, December 10th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC at 9:00 PM! 



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Warm Up Your Winter With a Subscription to The Hottest Gift of The Season, Troma Now! #TROMAzing December Premieres Add Havoc to The Holidays With Mercedes The Muse’s Hellfire, Maniac Tales and More #Toxic Tidings!

Hellfire, written & directed by and starring  Mercedes The Muse (Rose and Viktor: No MercyHonor Killing), and Maniac Tales, from directors Denise Castro, Enrique García, Abdelatif Hwidar, Kike Mesa & Rodrigo Sancho, headline a slate of BRAND NEW December Premieres on Troma Now along with seven #TROMAzingly gift wrapped short films sure to fill the end of the year with Toxic Tidings & Holiday Havoc ! 

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Need the perfect gift for someone who’s Naughty or NiceRETURN TO RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH AKA VOL 2 is the ideal festive choice this holiday season for any lover of independent film. For purchase or rental ONLY at WATCH.TROMA.COM

Hellfire

Starring, Written & Directed by Mercedes The Muse

All grown up, three ex-school girls, Chucky, Lilly and Athena, are on a mission to find out who is killing their classmates. All the while they fight not to become victims themselves. The trail is full of blood, drugs and punk rock.

Maniac Tales

Directed by Denise Castro, Enrique García, Abdelatif Hwidar, Kike Mesa & Rodrigo Sancho 

Maniac Tales tells the story of Juan, a Mexican illegal immigrant in New York, who is offered a job as a doorman in an old building of the city. It turns out that the screenwriter of “Maniac Tales”, a very popular TV series, lives in the building but has disappeared with the script of the last episode of the season, and a reward is offered to whomever can find that script. Juan decides to investigate and search for it, and when he gets into the screenwriter’s apartment he finds out that the TV series hides creepy secrets which are related to the building.

And more #FanTOXIC Troma Now December Premieres including:

I’ll See You in My Dreams

Directed by Miguel Angél Vivas Written by Filipe Melo, Ivan Vivas & Miguel Angél Vivas

In a rural village haunted by a plague of zombies, Lucio, an honest worker, is the only person who can fight them. He secretly hides Ana, his adorable wife, now transformed in a horrible zombie, in the basement of his house. This situation is temporarily forgotten in the local bar, where the locals meet. Lucio gives love another chance, but will it work? Can Lucio handle all his problems with a gun and a machete?

A Very Important Film

Directed by Shayna Weber Written by Clarissa Jacobson

The compelling, shocking, and incredibly important story of a woman named Clarissa Jacobson who made a movie named Lunch Ladies then realized it wasn’t important and has now made something VERY important.

Poppycock

Written & Directed by Kelly Polk

A struggling artist is forced to stand up and defend her life in a dystopian wonderland.

Mister Stitches

Written & Directed by Michael Smith

In 1936, following a violent bank robbery, three gangsters attempt to hideout at a farm and come to realize the land takes care of its own.

Evil For Dinner

Written & Directed by Travis Youngquist

Introducing Howdy and his two daughters, April and December, a well-adjusted family living in the heart of Texas that has a taste for evil.

Hellfire: The Original Short

Featuring Mercedes The MuseVisuals by Moses

Revenge led her back to the church. Back to turn the tables on her past and the devil whose haunted her all these years.

After School Lunch Special

Written & Directed by Andrew J. Chambers

Eight gut wrenching tales of terror to tickle your funny bone and leave your brain a rotting pile of steaming excrement.


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Troma Feeds Your Femme Fatale Needs For #FanTOXIC ThanksKILLING Screenings of The Fist-Flying, Hilarious Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters by Charles “Mother’s Day” Kaufman in Brooklyn & Toronto! Join The Feast and Fight For Female Empowerment on Nov. 26th at 9PM!

Troma Finishes Fall Femme Fatales with Feasts, Fisticuffs and Female Empowerment!
Troma Entertainment proudly presents 1982’s fierce and funny fan favorite, Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters, written by Charles Kaufman (When Nature CallsMother’s Day) at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC and The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto, CAN, November 26th at 9:00 PM!

“What you end up with is a pretty funny movie in the vain of Mystery Science Theater 3000…If you like ridiculous humor, this may be the movie of the week for you!”– Film Apocalypse

Mix judo, karate, mob warfare, gun battle and organized wrestling with the most beautiful fighting women in the world and you’ve got Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters! Reni and Mia live in the violent world of illegal gambling and female wrestling, a world which is ruled by an evil “syndicate”.  Beaten, abused and ravaged by their captors, now they’re FEROCIOUS FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

Troma Tuesdays has branched its weekly program that we continue to curate in New York into other countries to create a unique universal experience to be had with independent cinema around the world every Tuesday. We will be screening weekly in Toronto, Canada in partnership with The Grand Gerrard Theatre while screening at various locations around New York.

Fans can see Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters for ONLY $5 on Tuesday, November 26th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY and The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto, Canada (Donations Appreciated!), with both screenings commencing at 9:00 PM!


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