Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bowling for Brilliance! You ARE in Kansas Anymore

19 Year Old Kansas Bowling, director of   B.C. Butcher

Featured by “W” Magazine as “Who’s Next” in the April 2016 Up and Comers Issue

Kansas Bowling, lover of Troma, Monkees and Retro, ushers in the avante-garde of cool, business savvy creatives from Gen Z
Troma has discovered many stars; James Gunn, Trey Parker and a constellation of others. Now 19 year old rising Troma filmmaker Kansas Bowling is among the young stars of the future featured  in the April 2016 issue of “W” Magazine, the nation’s largest and most highly recognized sartorial publications. “W” has focused their attention on Kansas Bowling as an exclusive member of the new guard   of up and coming geniuses from all creative genres, specifically concentrating on those that represent Gen Z.  Bowling, director of the recent Troma red-carpet release B.C. Butcher,  is among the highly-regarded talent featured in the editorial.
Kansas has been accurately portrayed as a sharp and savvy filmmaker with enough wit and foresight to fund her entire feature length film using means ranging from indie go-go to busing tables to getting low-budget producers to write a check, without every sacrificing her artistic intention to shoot B.C. Butcher on 16 mm film, states Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Other contenders of the Gen Z “Who’s Next” feature in “W” include model and daughter to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, singer and actress Zendaya and American actress Kerinan Shipka, most famously known for her role as Don Draper’s young daughter, Sally Draper in the wildly popular television success “Mad Men”.
It is believed that due to an error, Kansas Bowling’s picture was left off of this photo.

Bowling, whose film has been well received and was screened on March 3rd at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood as the inaugural event for American Cinematheque’s “Women Underground”, is already onto her next project and continues to work hard at promoting B.C. Butcher by attending conventions, organizing appearances and generating media coverage with interviews. “W” Magazine and Troma Entertainment surely did not miss the mark in identifying Ms. Bowling as a talented and beautiful young prodigy with a bright future. Lloyd Kaufman, Executive Producer of B.C. Butcher and an early supporter of Kansas Bowling has described her as, “The next James Gunn”, referring to the past member of the Troma Team who got his feet wet in filmmaking on Troma sets and directed Troma’s legendary Tromeo and Juliet, who as we know went on to achieve great accomplishments in movie magic with films like Guardian of the Galaxy.

B.C. Butcher is Kansas Bowling’s directorial debut, which she completed at age 17

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Premiere in London, UK!!! at the Southwark Playhouse April 22-May 21, 2016
Get bevvied up and tip your bloody hats because The Toxic Avenger makes his singing and dancing London debut on April 22nd!!
The British premiere of super-monster mop boy rock ‘n’ roll award winning musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, and based on the 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment comes to Southwark Playhouse for a five-week run, it was announced today by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, in association with the King’s Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions and Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

The musical is not only a superhero monster adventure but also a sweet love story between ‘Toxie’ and a beautiful blind librarian
The tale of The Toxic Avenger Musical unfolds at a time when the citizens of  Tromaville are in dire straits and desperately in need of a hero. Enter Melvin, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem, with his trusty and ultimately iconic spaghetti mop. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop his heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero!
Joe DiPietro (left) and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan (right) co-created The Toxic Avenger Musical  based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger

‘Toxie’ is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. Driven by a mission to save New Jersey, end global warming, woo a beautiful and blind librarian and get home in time for dinner, The Toxic Avenger Musical is a sweet love story with an environmental message of the peril our planet faces if we continue to neglect and destroy it . Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day. The musical is p resented  by arrangement with  Josef Weinberger, on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment, created  The Toxic Avenger in 1984 and from that the film, in the wake of it’s great success, spawned 3 sequels.
The Toxic Avenger Musical is b ased on Lloyd Kaufman’s film,  The Toxic Avenger, Troma Entertainment’s tour-de-force comedy action horror that spawned three glorious sequels as well as a televised cartoon series, The Toxic Crusader. The performance  is set to run from April 22-May 21, 2016 at the Southwark Playhouse in London, UK. Tickets are 20 pounds in advance and 25 pounds at the gate. Tickets can be purchased here.
Troma Entertainment endorses and supports the toe-tapping headbanging musical in a promotion available here, on Troma Movies YouTubechannel.
A teaser for the film is available on the Southwark Playhouse Theatre’swebsite, here.
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234
The Toxic Avenger Musical will run for 5 weeks at Southwark Playhouse in London, UK

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A Pennsylvania Premiere of Honky Holocaust plus Surf Nazis Must Die! March 21st 7PM

Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 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 Honky Holocaust,directed by Ungovernable Films director Paul McAlarney and Lloyd Kaufman’s Surf Nazis Must Die!
Honky Holocaust (2015) takes a strong and unabashed influence from a wide variety of classic exploitation films and filmmakers such as Sergio Leone, Lloyd Kaufman, Street Trash, Jack Hill, Rudy Ray Moore, Roger Corman, and of course Ruggero Deodato’s,Cannibal Holocaust.Honky Holocaust takes the audience back to the 1960s where Charles Manson was building an army to wait out the Helter-Skelter race war and emerge from the Manson Family Bunker to conquer the world when the dust cleared. In reality, of course, Charles Manson’s plans were foiled fortunately, but in, Honky Holocaust he sees them realized, and the film follows his daughter Kendra and the Manson Family out of the bunker and into the world above, 35 years after the murder of Sharon Tate. What Kendra Manson and her “Family Members” soon realize, however, is that their racist ideologies and prophecies were vastly inaccurate and toxic.
Honky Holocaust tackles racism in its infinite forms, directed by Paul McAlarney
Surf Nazis Must Die!, a Troma movie directed by Peter George in 1987, hangs ten Gestapo- style! The California beaches of the near future, devastated by an earthquake, are ruled by   ruthless gangs, and the gangs are ruled by the SURF NAZIS! Only one person is powerful enough, darling enough and brave enough to stop them… Leroy’s Mama! And as long as she’s alive- THE SURF NAZIS MUST DIE! Feel the roar of the monster waves! Experience the passion of perverted romance and know the evil of mankind’s greatest villians… taste the violent veneance. Surf Nazis Must Die! is the courageous saga of a mother’s undying devotion and quest for justice that brings on a tidal wave of action and destruction.
“Who rules the beaches?! Surfers!! Who rules the surfers?! SURF NAZIS!!”
In addition to the two movies, the grindhouse style Troma night at Kung-Fu Necktie will offer retro trailers and the uncensored version of Troma’s highly anticipated upcoming feature film release, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2.
Admission is $8 in advance and seating is limited. Merchandise including Troma t-shirts, posters and DVD/Blu-Rays of Troma movies will be available to purchase.
The movies will be shown downstairs at:
Kung- Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street
Philadelphia, PA
Doors at 7 PM, Film Screening at 8 PM  For Advance tickets Click Here    For Facebook Event Page Click Here

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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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