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!
Rob Zombie and Local Boogeyman share another design of cadaverous cavorting inside the Spookshow International: How to make a monster baby, how to get it on! Go go zombie, go go!
“And out of the darkness the zombie did call. True pain and suffering he brought to them all. Away ran the children to hide in their beds. For fear that the devil would chop off their heads.”
The official Super7 collaboration with heavy metal legends Slayer continues! This special version of the Show No Mercy 3.75-inch ReAction Figure was inspired by Track 6 of the band’s 1983 debut album.
“Cursed… Black Magic Night…”
The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.
“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”
Charles Bukowski once said “Some people never go insane. What horrible lives they must lead!” Clearly this is not the way for the characters in Pazucus: Island of Vomit and Despair, as whilst they seem to act and look crazed and insane their lives are blighted by horrors all around them. Their insanity is reflected in Gurcius Gewdner’s film which is somewhat of a strange piece of underground genre cinema, art house horror, b-movie monster horror, and deliberately maddening genre flick that is deliberately frustrating and uneasy to pin point as to what it actually is about. The plot, if there is one to focus on, follows Carlos who is constantly vomiting…
“You won’t be coming home!”
The Dark Knight returns to Mondo Gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making. Mondo Gallery’s 80 Years of Batman celebrates the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogues gallery of villains, with eighteen classic, iconic and fan-favorite Batman comic book cover images produced as screen printed posters. Opening night for 80 Years of Batman will be held Friday, 17 May, and the show will run through 25 May.
“For most of my life I’ve been enamored with Batman. His rogues. His world. His look. It’s just about as perfect as you can get.”
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.
“This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.”
This Japanese inspired sci-fi tee from The Twilight Zone is available for pre-order now – for 24 hours only!
“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”
Waxwork Records is gearing up for the new Pet Sematary movie with a long over due re-pressing of Starry Eyes. Originally released in 2015 and sold out within hours, the score to Starry Eyes by Jonathan Snipes is a wonderful synth driven joy ride that’s both terrifying and beautiful.
“All dreams require sacrifice.”
It’s rare that I write a review of a film I really hated, but Goosebumps 2: Happy Halloween held such promise I’ll make an exception. The first film had a fair few faults of its own, such as straying from the source material. But for the most part, the original stayed true to the tone of the books and had some good comedy moments. The second film however has fewer comedic parts that made me laugh, but at least does feel true to the tone of the books – more so than the TV series – with the main plot being similar to Night of the Living Dummy.
“Halloween comes to life.”
With Saint Patrick’s Day ☘️ fast approaching, Fright-Rags have launched a line of Leprechaun apparel. Fright-Rags have also been working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it: The Fly t-shirts. Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
“Your luck just ran out.”
“Greetings from Tromaville!” Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, is heading to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, 13th March for a screening of his 1996 Shakespeare-based opus, Tromeo & Juliet at the Deptford Cinema in London. There will also be a special Q&A with Kaufman!
Tromeo & Juliet has been praised by The New York Times as “goofily exhilarating” and “a deliriously grossed-out parody of Shakespeare”.