Award-Winning VHS MASSACRE is April’s World-Premiere on TROMA NOW

“Demented Documentaries” is the theme of the month for April on Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s subscription video-on-demand service that highlights exclusive content, World-Premieres and commercial-free movie and episode streaming for subscribers! April’s World-Premiere featured on Troma Now is Tom Seymour and Ken Powell’s VHS Massacre, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, The Toxic Avenger.  VHS MASSACRE is a documentary about the rise and fall of physical media from the origin of film all the way through the vide o store era into digital media, focusing on B-movie and cult films. VHS MASSACRE has already been selected for several esteemed film festivals and took first prize at the Miami Science Fiction Film Festival for feature-length documentary.  The award winning and educational film was created by Queens, New York based filmmakers Tom Seymour and Ken Powell of New York Cine Radio.

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Count Smokula Joins Priscilla Presley, Kadim Hardison, Kato Kaelin, Rodney Bingenheimer, Ron Jeremy, Lloyd Kaufman and Jerry Mathers as “The Beaver”

Presented by
the American Cinematheque 

at the World Premiere of 17 Year-Old Kansas Bowling’s

 B.C. Butcher

Priscilla Presley (left), Kato Kaelin (center) and Count Smokula (right) will be attending the premiere of B.C. Butcher on March 3, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the landmark Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA marks the World Premiere of 17 Year-Old Kansas Bowling’s debut film, B.C. Butcher.  The premiere, which will be featured alongside Lollilove , which was co-written and directed by star of smash television series, “The Office”, Jenna Fischer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn. The underground and legendary “Count Smokula” has confirmed that he will be attending the premiere, alongside international playboy, Ron Jeremy, Kato Kaelin, Rodney “The Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer, Priscilla Presley, Kadeem Hardison, star of “A Different World” and  Lollilove  co-writer, Peter Alton. Jenna Fischer is said to be working hard on rearranging her travel plans in order to attend the premiere, which is part of an event created by American Cinematheque along with Etheria Film Night called Women Undergound, which focuses on up and coming female filmmakers. The appearances slated for the premiere of  B.C. Butcher, was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment, the distributor of B.C. Butcher, and creator of  The Toxic Avenger. The red-carpet event is set to begin at 6:30 in the courtyard for a pre-party that includes live music and the Egyptian Theatre will open to the audience at 7:30 PM. Read more…

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Presented by the American Cinematheque
Kansas Bowling, Rodney Bingenheimer, Kato Kaelin and Lloyd Kaufman to Appear in Person
with Jenna Fischer’s Lollilove also on the Program!

17 year-old director Kansas Bowling will present, for the first time ever on the silver screen, her feature length female comedy-slasher cave-woman film,  B.C. Butcher,  at the landmark 600 seat Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The event will be the inaugural theatrical screening for the American Cinematheque’s new film program, “Women Underground”. “Women Underground”, part of the new SHEspectives Initiative at The American Cinematheque, showcases the Los Angeles premieres of new independent, underground feature length cinema from innovative and taste-making new female filmmakers. The premiere was announced today by the American Cinematheque.

17 year-old Kansas Bowling shot BC Butcher entirely on 16 mm film in her fathers backyard in Topanga Canyon, CA

B.C. Butcher, which was shot on 16 mm film in Bowling’s father’s backyard in Topanga Canyon, California, stars Kato Kaelin and features Rodney “The Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer. Bingenheimer, along with B.C. Butcher’s Executive Producer and the president of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman, are also scheduled to make appearances at the premiere. Troma Entertainment, which has selected Bowling’s B.C. Butcher for distribution, is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in the country and the creator of world-famous movie classics like, The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet and Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1.

The film will be screened alongside another brilliantly crafted female directed Troma film, Lollilove,  by star of smash television comedy show The Office and the upcoming new series, You, Me and the Apocalypse, Jenna Fischer. Lollilove , which was co-directed and co-written by director of Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2 , James Gunn, is a satirical dark-comedy about a hipster California couple that attempt to make a difference in the lives of the homeless.
The screening will be accompanied by a guest panel featuring Kansas Bowling, Rodney Bingenheimer and Kato Kaelin and will be moderated by Lloyd Kaufman.
Tickets are $11 general admission and can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at
The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

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TROMA CELEBRATES Black History Month with World Premiere of “HONKY HOLOCAUST”

HONKY HOLOCAUST Directed by Paul M. McAlarney

Available Exclusively at Troma Now on VHX

This February, Troma Entertainment is celebrating Black History Month on their subscription video-on-demand service,   Troma Now.  The selection of films from the Tromarchives celebrate and feature African-American filmmakers, actors and soundtracks.  Honky Holocaust , Troma’s newest racially charged grindspoitation action-horror movie, is the February world premiere offered this month exclusively to subscribers of Troma Now, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of,  The Toxic Avenger .
Paul McAlarney’s Honky Holocaust  explores racism’s complex effects on society and the individual. Introducing characters from all perspectives of ideologies and attitudes toward race, Honky Holocaust insists ruthlessly and without censoring any detail that a single seed of bigotry can destroy any society from within.
Alex Edwards (left)Je-Kori Salmon (center) and Talli Clemons in
Honky Holocuast, photo by Dedric Beverly
Other titles streaming alongside Honky Holocaust on Troma Now for Black History Month this February include,  Def by Temptation, starring Kadim Hardison and featuring Samuel L Jackson’s first movie appearance, Ron Armstrong’s  Bugged, Backroad Diner, directed by Winston I. Dunlop II  and  Blackfist by  Timothy Galfas and Richard Kayes . These titles and many more exclusive selections are available to subscribers of Troma Now for $4.99 a month.

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A Double-Feature Screening of Feartown, U.S.A. and Terror Firmer

Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM

Troma Entertainment will be hosting a double feature screening at Philadelphia punk-rock club Kung Fu Necktie.  The event will showcase a new film by an emerging director alongside a classic movie from the Tromarchives.  The two films offered this Monday will be  Feartown, U.S.A., directed by Brandon Bassham and Lloyd Kaufman’s Terror Firmer.  Read more…

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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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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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