The Tromadance Film Festival is an annual free film festival presented by Troma Entertainment, the longest running independent film company in the United States – celebrating 45 years of independent art!
Fright-Rags digs up new merch from two of the most beloved zombie films of all time – Dan O’Bannon’s The Return of the Living Dead and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead – along with an official t-shirt for genre favorite Barbara Crampton.
“Send… more… paramedics.”
Mandatory family game night is usually when we “make sure that we take time out of our busy lives to take part in the magical time,” you know? Hot food, maybe some wine for the adults, a few family games – Monopoly for example – and a blood sacrifice to Satan… Just remember what the one rule at the dinner table is: “No cellphones.” Directed by Nicholas Ferwerda, and written by Ali Chappell and Jon Kohan, Family Game Night is a short 12-minute comedy/horror film that explores the awkward bonding of a middle-class family. “So, what kind of games do you play on family night?”
“Murder for Ages 8+”
Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Calamity Jane – the Old West has a rich and iconic history that immediately conjures up the names of the cowboys and outlaws who roamed the plains of the American Frontier in the late nineteenth century. Join us as we look down the barrel of the gun at six of Hollywood’s best movies about the gunslingers of the Ol’ Wild West!
“It only matters the story they tell when you’re gone!”
Lloyd Kaufman premiered Troma’s lesbian love story, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2, at the prestigious New York City Film Noir Cinema in April. Tickets sold out almost instantly, but thankfully the good folks at Film Noir Cinema have added one last special encore screening on Saturday, May 18th!
“We’ve been mutated… What do we have to be afraid of?”
Shed of the Dead is a zombie thriller, from director Drew Cullingham. One part Shaun of the Dead and one part 28 Days Later, the film follows two slackers, who whittle their days away playing Dungeons & Dragons, painting figurines, and dreaming of their fantasy hero, the battle mage Casimir the Destroyer. As life pressures build up for Trevor and his agoraphobic friend Graham, events take an unexpected turn, when the undead turn up in their little gardening spot. Now, it is a fight for survival, in a real zombie apocalypse – this May!
“An unlikely hero’s tale of blood, sweat, and shears!”
Killer Friends features a spectacularly god-awful human being and his best friends’ attempts to put him out of their misery. These attempts, being amateurish and unplanned, backfire in various slapstick ways and the viewer is invited both to sympathise with the frustrated would-be homicides and wonder when they’re going to get their cackhanded act together and put the little shit down. It becomes apparent, however, that their potential victim knows more than he is letting on… Even now, thinking about him, I can feel my blood pressure rising.
“I’m here to love and support my girlfriend… and kill Scott!”
The more our technology improves, the harder it is to make some classic horror tropes believable. The main culprit here is the cell phone. Everyone has one, and they are constantly in use. For those of us with smart phones, we are able to control almost every aspect of our lives through this little device. As our technology evolves, so must the horror genre evolve to incorporate its use. With smart phones giving us easy access to the internet and a seemingly unending number of apps to choose from, it’s no wonder that dating apps have become so popular.
“It’s a killer app.”
The feeding frenzy begins! Critters Attack!, the newest entry in the bloody, live-action, horror/sci-fi film series invades earth on 23 July, 2019, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can also watch the fur-ocious creatures’ television debut on SYFY, scheduled to air in October. Dee Wallace, who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown, will sink her teeth into the franchise for a second time.
“In 1986, they invaded our world. Now they’re back and hungry for more… This time everyone is on the menu!”
It’s not every day you get to speak to the lead actor in possibly your favourite horror film of all time. David Naughton should need no introduction to horror fans. Back in 1981, An American Werewolf in London had unprepared cinema goers laughing heartily one second and jumping out of their seats in terror the next.
“It was a very exciting time in my life, 1981. There are fans that really enjoy the movie and appreciate it for what it is, as far as, you know, practical makeup being cutting edge at the time.”
Written and directed by Pearson Jenks & Nickon Hemati, Exorsisters is a three episode web series from Troma Entertainment: the story of Sister Kristen, who was banned from the church after warning people about a rise in demonic possessions.
“Eat well and exorcise.”
Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says… Fright-Rags has new apparel, so sit tight, hold the fort, and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.