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?”
Joe Ahearne is a British writer and director whose TV miniseries The Replacement was shown on the BBC in 2017 to a warm reception. I caught up with him to chat about this and his other project, the horror/thriller film called B&B.
“This was the first time I’d written something where I was determined that the gay guys were absolutely going to be the stars, and it was sort of a genre piece as well. I was definitely interesting in doing something that had some kind of fantasy or horror.”
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!”
B&B takes as its inspiration a court case that received quite widespread publicity about six years ago for being the sort of thing that makes you go, “seriously, in this day and age?” The set-up is that a homosexual couple have fought and won a court case against a bed and breakfast that discriminated against them by refusing them a double room – a legal battle which really did take place and which was eventually decided in the Supreme Court, because there seems to be a disappointing abundance of legal funding for bigoted wankers.
“They made their bed… Now they have to die in it.”
This Japanese inspired sci-fi/horror tee from The Rocky Horror Picture Show is available for pre-order now!
“I see you shiver with antici… pation!”
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Cruising original motion picture soundtrack and score. Available for the first time, the original 1980 soundtrack release has been expanded to include the complete film music.
“There’s a lot you don’t know about me.”
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.