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!
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?”
Produced and scored by Flying Lotus, executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Eddie Alcazar, Perfect introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother, played by Abbie Cornish, sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.
“I wanted you to be perfect, but I can’t help but wonder… is perfection something this world needs?”
The murderous marionettes are on the march! Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich brings the kills, thrills, and spills in this bloodthirsty reboot of Charles Band’s classic horror franchise from co-directors Tommy Wiklund and Sonny Laguna and writer S. Craig Zahler.
With twenty-one scenes of graphic puppet violence, and a score from composing legend Fabio Frizzi, Fangoria presents Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – in UK cinemas 19 April 2019 – the wildest, craziest and goriest movie of the year.
“World War III begins on your toy shelf.”
Starburst Magazine have invited Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, to the United Kingdom for the 2019 Starburst International Film Festival.
“Let’s appreciate some art!”
“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”.
“Body piercing, kinky sex, dismemberment. The things that made Shakespeare great.”
This year sees the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien, and to mark the occasion 20th Century Fox is releasing a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray package that will be available in the UK from April 1st, 2019. Don’t miss the chance of seeing the alien, bursting out of John Hurt’s chest in glorious HD! Alien is one of the most discussed, dissected and academically analysed movies in modern cinema. Considering so much has been said about it, the film seems to be simplicity itself: a tense, linear storyline, an innovatively envisioned setting, sparse dialogue – simple, but close to perfect.
“In space no one can hear you scream.”
In March 2019 Arrow Video is re-releasing Hideo Nakata’s Ringu in celebration of its 20th anniversary; restored from the original negative in vivid high definition.
Ringu is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki, (known as the ‘Japanese Stephen King’) and for any western viewer this film is the starting point for any exploration of modern Asian horror.
“How did the rumours about the video even start in the first place? This kind of thing… It doesn’t start by one person telling a story. It’s more like everyone’s fear just takes on a life of its own.”
The Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, New York is screening two Troma horror films that are guaranteed to shock anyone who watches! On Saturday, February 23rd at 7 PM, Jay Burleson’s The Nobodies will grace the big screen; whilst on Sunday, February 24th at 8:30 PM, the much revered Troma horror classic Bloodsucking Freaks makes its big, bloody comeback!
“You’ll scream your head off!”
Cinémathèque Française is honoring Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, for his 50 years of independent filmmaking. The Cinémathèque will also screen two of Kaufman’s most important films on January 4th, in Paris, France with Kaufman himself in attendance.
The Max Linder Panorama Theater is also screening The Toxic Avenger in its uncut glory on January 3rd.
“The first superhuman-hero… from New Jersey!”
One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that this warehouse is the site where military experiments once took place…
“Don’t stop shooting!”
From November 30th to December 2nd, Lloyd Kaufman will be a guest at Kentucky’s Supercon, where he’ll be screening the long-awaited Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2. Joining him will be writer, director, and documentarian Heidi Moore, known for her critically praised, LGBTQ-centric horror film Dolly Deadly, which is being distributed by Troma Entertainment.