When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, an explosion results in some unforeseeable consequences, creating a dimensional tear between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image, Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of Toxie’s evil doppelganger, the Noxious Offender (Noxie). Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie’s rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie’s wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito, the Retarded Rebel, ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society?
Crap from the Crapper- a slew of bad movies re-edited into one.
Toxie has kids!
Original 1986 plot: This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. Troma classic with good make-up effects and stunts, a pleasant surprise indeed.
In Return To Nuke ‘Em High, a young couple, Lauren and Chrissy, face their worst nightmare. Their high school glee club has suddenly mutated into a vicious gang of psychopaths. With the clock ticking, Lauren and Chrissy have to fight off The Cretins and save their school at the same time. Actress Catherine Corcoran sat down with our man on the scene, Jorge Solis, to talk about her role as Lauren, working with Lloyd Kaufman, and her expectations with the movie’s upcoming premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. READ MORE
Who says not being an American citizen means you can’t be the President of the United States? In the trailer for Return To Nuke ‘Em High, which is SUPER NSFW and can be seen below, Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister stars as the POTUS alongside porn legend Ron Jeremy (Night Of The Dead, Bloody Mary 3D) in what looks to be one amazing splatterfest of gore, violence, mutilation, and lots of nudity. Like, copious amounts of nudity.
The film is directed by Larry Kaufman and looks like a blast. Give it a view below! READ MORE
LA-based rock band Falling Still has released an official video for their track “Stupid Girl”, which comes off their upcoming self-titled EP (out Feb. 26th). The video was directed by Trent Haaga (Chop, Deadgirl) and tells the tale of twisted love and insanity (along with a dash of crazy fangirl).
Singer/guitarist Eric Podnar, who starred in (Deadgirl), comments, “‘Stupid Girl’ is a song about a misbegotten soul cracking under the pressure of a scrutinizing world. The video depicts the protagonist as a seemingly sweet girl that eventually seduces and murders our whole band for her enjoyment,” he said. “The clip was inspired by a very specific kind of girl that often emerges in LA. In most cases, they’re aspiring actresses or models or musicians who become dangerously intent on self-preservation through any means necessary. They’re typically fucking crazy and never short on vices or dependencies. Our video is a public service announcement about the dangers of getting involved with these types of individuals. It’s not pretty.”
You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Los Angeles rock band Falling Still will be releasing their self-titled EP debut on Feb. 26th. Fronted by Eric Podnar (who starred in the 2008 Deadgirl), the Michael Parnin (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rage Against The Machine) produced and engineered EP will feature six tracks
Podnar states, “With the EP, we feel like we’ve finally created the music we always wanted to make. The record really paints a clear picture of what we can do with our sound. It’s loud and exhilarating and it immediately grabs your attention and refuses to let it go.”
Below you can watch the video for “I Am The Dr.”, which was directed by Troma’s Trent Haaga (who also starred in and directed the BD Selects film Chop) as well as their current single “If U Stay” (also directed by Haaga). READ MORE
Troma Entertainment will release Doomsday County next month and we’ve got a few pics from the production along with a trailer to share!
What’s Doomsday County about? “In a town overrun with zombies, vampires, and a melting mad scientist with plans for an impending alien invasion, it’s up to a selectfew to try and keep order.”
I can’t believe 2012 is almost over. Partly because the year flew by, but mostly because not many films that came out truly left an impression. As horror fans, I think we’re in the same sort of position we were in at the tail-end of all the torture crap; we need a new movement. A new direction. A new something. Anything. We’ve gone through a few trends in the past few years (found footage, ghosts, and vampires to name a few), but nobody is doing anything interesting with them at the moment.
The reason I’m doing all this complaining as a preface for my Best Of list is because this is the first year since I’ve been writing for the site that I haven’t been able to come up with a Top Ten. Either I pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept through the year or 2012 was a huge bummer. Below are my five favorite horror films of the year, along with a really fun honorable mention that just barely didn’t make it onto the list. READ MORE
Troma Studios have announced that principal photography has wrapped on Return to Class of Nuke ‘Em High, directed by Lloyd Kaufman.
Produced in association with STARZ Media, the film is “a satirical sci-fi comedy concerning idealistic students, overcoming bullying, and love triumphing over prejudice. The themes are in the same vein as other classics such as ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ and ‘Carrie’, seen through the unique vision of the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into hideous Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers/bloggers must fight not only mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world?”
No word on a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime – head inside for some pics! READ MORE
When one thinks of anthology horror, the Troma release Chillers more than likely does not come to mind. This 1987 film, written and directed by Daniel Boyd, is marketed as being ‘one of the most horrifying movies ever made’ – and in many ways it is incredibly horrifying. Chillers centers around something everyone experiences almost every night: a dream. In a small town bus station, five strangers sit waiting for their metal stead and go about passing the time with telling each other about terrible nightmares they’ve been experiencing.
The dreams are incredibly vivid and start off with an air of benevolence, yet each takes a turn for the worse. A woman has a dream she is a swimmer, taking lessons with a star athlete at the local pool. As he romances her, little does she know he is really dead and her fear of the high dive will lead to her ultimate demise. On a camping trip with his scout friends, a young boy discovers that their leader is in fact a crazed lunatic and they must fight for their lives. A young man fascinated with obituaries realizes that dying young may not always mean innocence as he brings back a serial killer. And a college professor teaches his class about an ancient evil called an Ixpe that ends up taking over a student’s body and wreaking havoc.
Each tale is more absurd than its predecessor; however, the story that takes the cake is really in the middle of all of these. And it’s a good one.
Picture a lonely woman watching the local news. She admires the news anchor that she considers handsome and as she watches, she hears him telepathically call to her. Moments after a perfectly framed phone call where the news anchor stands next to a cup from a restaurant called Rax – which was a popular fast food chain mainly in Ohio where the movie was filmed – the man is at the woman’s door. Immediately they’re intimate and guess what?! He’s a vampire! Suddenly, there is some goth chick dancing in this lady’s living room one moment and draining a pizza boy the next. And right when you think it can’t get any more confusing, the vampire news guy and goth chick are sitting at a table playing backgammon and eating pizza, making this the greatest movie ever. Ok, not ever. Actually, this movie is awful. It’s so awful it’s fantastic.
Chillers opens your eyes to how 1987 really was – a far more simple world that what we live in now. Anyone could be in a movie – it didn’t matter what you looked like or how well you acted. That being said, part of the beauty of Chillers is that these thespians are pretty convincing in the outrageous, badly written stories they are given. Chillers is the type of movie you’d rent for a sleepover when you’re ten. It’s far from scary, but the look and feel of the movie is eerie and unsettling. The bus depot set alone gives an aura of abandonment. The quality of the film looks like it was made for TV and perhaps each story, if given more time to be fleshed out, would’ve been better suited for an anthology program like Tales from the Crypt or The Hitchhiker. The ending gives a nod to a classic Twilight Zone episode as the destination sign on the bus switches from Willoughby to Hell, a place you may or may not be in while you watch this movie. So, grab some friends and beers for some laughs, because you’ll never know unless you give it a try.
Review by Brad McHargue: I am not fond of Darren Lynn Bousman. His claim to fame is three of the seven Saw movies, with Repo! The Genetic Opera making him a sort of household name among fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Since then the movie gods haven’t as kind, with his most recent film 11/11/11 being a critical and commercial failure. Tucked in between there, however, is Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980 thriller of the same name. It premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2010, and since then, has been seeking distribution to no avail. The film has finally landed on Blu-ray and DVD, and while it’s certainly not a great film, or even a consistently good one, it manages to be Bousman’s best effort, due in part to stellar performances by Rebecca de Mornay and Jaime King. READ MORE
Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John, an eager priest, and Twink, a hot-headed street hustler, on an epic quest to find and defeat this mythical monster known as Chris Fuchman AKA The Father’s Day Killer.
Troma has announced today they’ll be releasing Astron-6′s Father’s Day in theaters on Friday, January 13, 2012. It’s unclear just how many theaters, but that’s the date nonetheless. Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening, Meredith Sweeney, Garrett Hnatiuk & Ross McMillan all star.
“A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow…” READ MORE
Remember a few days I posted a story about album artist Aaron Crawford painting his version of Toxie from The Toxic Avenger? Well, it turns out that Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman was so impressed and taken with Crawford’s version that Lloyd asked him to do the same thing to him! Well, Aaron put together such an awesome painting that Kaufman made it his official twitter picture. Talk about an honor!
Opening on June 19th is Troma’s latest Father’s Day, which stars Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening, Meredith Sweeney, Garrett Hnatiuk & Ross McMillan. Directed by Astron-6, inside we got our hands on the official teaser trailer, poster and first still!
“A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow…”
Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink will helm the remake of The Toxic Avenger, which he’ll write with Daniel C. Mitchell, reports Deadline. In the original, the protagonist is a mop-wielding simpleton named Melvin, whose trusting ways made him easy prey for gym thugs who tossed him into a vat of toxic waste. The transformation into Toxie didn’t help his complexion, but gave him rippling muscles to wreak havoc on New Jersey polluters. The byproduct was that despite his misshapen appearance, the chicks finally dig Melvin after a lifetime of being ignored.
When the American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried-chicken chain, builds a restaurant on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, local protesters aren’t the only ones crying fowl! The previous tenants, fueled by a supernatural force, take “possession” of the food and those who eat it, and the survivors discover that they must band together before they themselves become the other white meat!
Fans of spoof-horror movies such as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD should get a laugh out of this delirious flick, which finds some smalltown pot heads getting a taste for a different kind of high. Toxic waste causes the town’s stoners to turn into zombies whose bong habits have been replaced by a desire to feast on human remains.
A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare’s time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic.
A pair of dweebs are trying to vacation in the woods when they discover a crashed spaceship. They help the injured alien, who turns into a beautiful woman the next morning. Then with the help of their hillbilly friends the three take on the space preacher.
After several children have gone missing, a writer and a cop decide to get to the bottom of the problem once and for all. As they find more and more leads they discover that their children are being brainwashed into zombified cannibal killers by a disturbed teen.