Let’s Make Some ART!
Time to celebrate the wildest, most irreverent and VITAL film company alive today!
Welcome to Troma, where THIS is considered ART!
The wild and wacky crew of Tromaville, led by filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, have entertained us for a generation – and now Lloyd needs your help to keep the fun alive!
Return To Class of Nuke ’em High Part 2!
Troma released the brilliant “Return To Nuke ’em High Volume 1” in 2013, to critical and commercial acclaim! But now, Lloyd needs you to “kick in” to his Kickstarter campaign in order for Troma to release the Tromatic sequel!
In order to realize his dream of releasing “Return To The Class Of Nuke ’em High” in two glorious parts, Lloyd needs help in the edit bay!
Lloyd’s Kickstarter campaign has a number of ways you can help support independent art – and get some cool stuff in return! Click here to see how you can be part of Troma’s future – get some cool movie stuff as well – and support independent cinema!
And just what are you supporting? Well, check out the trailer!
It’s your chance to help out a great company, and here are some of Troma’s other masterpieces you should buy now, beginning with the original “Nuke ’em High”!
“Readin’ Writin’ And Radiation!
Class Of Nuke ‘Em High!
By 1986, it seems that Lloyd had latched onto a great idea: crazy “over the top” movie titles, and lots of crazy actors acting crazy, tearing off limbs, and going topless, all with a punk rock soundtrack!
The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker. That’s it, a simple plot upon which to hang anarchy in all its forms!
And speaking of anarchy…
All The Love You Cannes! 2002. Full disclosure: I am in this movie. I am. It might be a single b-roll shot while Lloyd mentions me in passing, but hey, I’m a Troma star!
Here we all are in Cannes one year: E! News Host Steve Kmetko, who allowed my wife Alex, along with James Gunn, turn him into “Dolphinman” for “Sex On The Riviera”. Lloyd is on the left, by the way…
Every year I was in Cannes, Lloyd and his Troma team were up for any shenanigans…and their tireless energy is captured in Lloyd’s documentary about life at the Cannes film festival. If you want to see the best documentary about the pomp, circumstance, and sordid underbelly that is Cannes, this is the movie for you!
The Troma Team is willing to try every stunt imaginable to get a little publicity, including walking the streets of Cannes dressed as various Troma heroes, staging lesbian make-out sessions, hilariously crashing Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “press conference,” where JCVD shows up for about 2 seconds.
It’s a great, inside look at the film festival, and includes great stuff with James Gunn, who went on to fame and fortune as Director and visionary behind “Guardians Of The Galaxy!”
Of course, Troma may be best known for the world’s first superhero from New Jersey!
THE TOXIC AVENGER QUADRILOGY! Forget Alien: THIS is the Quadrilogy you need to own! Lloyd created New Jersey’s first Superhero, and 4 films into the story, it just keeps getting better…
Here is the IMDB summary of “The Toxic Avenger”: “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.”
“Citizen Toxie” is the fourth in the series, and included “Hank The Angry Drunk Dwarf” as GOD – but of course it did. The DVD also includes a full-length documentary on the making of the movie, and a ton of deleted scenes.
In 2006 a novelization of The Toxic Avenger was released. It was co-written by Kaufman and long time Troma employee Adam Jahnke. “The Toxic Avenger” is the movie that is most often mentioned when discussing Troma, but there is one that must be remembered as, I truly believe, a masterpiece of creativity…
Tromeo & Juliet. Behold the most Tromatic masterpiece of all. This was written by James Gunn, Directed by Lloyd, and truly stands as a masterwork. As Variety said, “Shakespeare is transformed into a NO-HOLDS BARD!”
As the poster says so beautifully: “BODY PIERCING. KINKY SEX. DISMEMBERMENT. THE THINGS THAT MADE SHAKESPEARE GREAT!”
When I was in Cannes, my wife Alex was interviewing Kennth Branagh for his 4-hour opus “Hamlet.” She told him he wasn’t the only Shakespeare film in Cannes, and showed him the “Tromeo & Juliet” poster. He read the words above in his classic British accent, then added, “perhaps I can get my soundtrack done by the ASS PONYS!”
Bravo, Lloyd and James, BRAVO! Read all about Lloyd’s cameo in Gunn’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” here!
And of course, read all about the best Troma films here:
And head on over to Troma’s kickstarter campaign to keep independent art alive!
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