Troma Entertainment is an American independent film company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974. The company has produced low-budget, independent horror films, which feature elements of farce, parody, gore, and splatter that play on 1950s horror.
Troma’s films are B-movies known for their surrealist, automatist nature and use of shocking imagery that typically contains overt sexuality, nudity, and intentionally sadistic, gory, and graphic violence.
Troma repeatedly uses the same props, actors, and scenes to save money, and at a certain point, it became another hallmark of the company. Examples include a severed leg, a penis monster, and a flipping and exploding car, which was filmed for the movie Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. and is used in place of any other car that needs to crash and explode.
Learn more about Troma Entertainment in an interview with founder Lloyd Kaufman.
TROMA FILM FEST opens at Superchief Gallery NYC on August 23, 2019. Doors open at 7:00 pm, $10 Entry and Beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2 (2017)
8:00 to 9:20 pm
Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 will continue Lloyd Kaufman’s two-part indie event film.
“Following the events of the previous film, Lauren and Chrissy, a lesbian couple, are determined to eliminate the most corrupt, evil forces of Tromaville and the world.—Jaxen Ross
The Toxic Avenger (1987)
9:40 to 11:40 pm
THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun. See the film that spawned the comic book, website, cartoon, action figures and three sequels to date! Experience the action that made Troma Entertainment a cinematic legend! Still a classic three decades later! See THE TOXIC AVENGER!
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Starring Andree Maranda, Mitchell Cohen, Pat Ryan Jr., Jennifer Babtist, Robert Prichard, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, and Mark Torgl
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
12:00 to 1:30 am
All the body-piercing, kinky sex and car crashes that Shakespeare wanted but never had! Join Tromeo, Juliet, and Lemmy of Motorhead as they travel through Manhattan’s underground in search of climactic love, violence, and the American Way. Tromeo and Juliet is thrust forward with hyper-kinetic performances and a cutting-edge soundtrack.
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, written by James Gunn
Starring Jane Jenson, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, Steve Gibbons, Sean Gunn, Joe Fleishaker, and Lemmy Debbie Rochon
TROMA FILM FEST features three Troma Entertainment film classics and opens at Superchief Gallery NYC tomorrow night, August 23rd. Doors open at 7:00 pm with $10 entry and Beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.