VHSeptember 📼 Day 18 🤮TROMAtic Event 🐈 Teenage Cat Girls in Heat (1994) a delightfully sleazy comedy that's underappreciated by your run of the mill Troma fans. Personally I prefer Killer Condom, but it's back cover copy doesn't manage quite as much colorful wordplay. "YOU'LL COUGH UP HAIRBALLS FULL OF EROTIC DELIGHT" might be the best thing ever printed on a VHS box 🐱🍆
"The Toxic Avenger: The Unrated Director's Cut" Dir. Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman, aka Samuel Weil (1997) Troma Team Video. Today's a "TROMAtic Event" for #VHSeptember , so let's watch their trash masterpiece The Toxic Avenger! I read Lloyd Kaufman's book "Make Your Own Damn Movie!" when I was a teen, and almost didn't believe these violent, exploitative B-Movies were real & actually got made. Nice to see Kaufman show up in a lot of documentaries these days, including the VHS documentaries "Adjust Your Tracking" and "Rewind This!"
Amazing time visiting #Tromaville today! I got the full tour & got to see props (including a 3 1/2 foot cock which was sticky! They "said" because it still had stage blood on it and I'm just gonna choose to believe that)
I got into the tape vault with all the OG films and the 1", 3/4, Digibeta and DVD's versions and we discussed physical media vs digital and their system of tape trafficking. (Once a tape librarian, always a tape librarian)
I saw a rough edit of a scene from their upcoming Shakespeare Shitstorm -which blew my mind. It's fucking ballsy as hell!
I got tons of b-roll
Best of all I interviewed #LloydKaufman for my #JoeBobBriggs episode and it was a masterclass in indie filmmaking from someone who has been following his own vision and making films for almost 50 years.
It was an honor and fucking amazeballs.
VHSeptember Day 18 - TROMAtic Event.
The first time I saw The Toxic Avenger, it actually was a TROMAtic Event... for my mom! When I was a kid, my mom let me watch just about anything. She never watched the action/horror movies I picked out and I don’t think she realized how brutally violent they could be. RoboCop is pretty sick for a 10 year old. But she loved watching screwball comedies and didn’t realize what we were getting into when we rented Toxie. I think she was expecting Spaceballs type stuff. We didn’t make it far into the movie. As soon as the kid’s head exploded under the car wheel, that was it. Tape came out despite my pleading. I was probably 8 or 9. I’m sure the next weekend I rented Rambo or something.
9 years ago we went on this incredible vacation with memories we still talk about to this day! One of the first of many vacation adventures with my wonderful wife! Simpler times man! She's the #Tromette on the far right! HorrorCon #LloydKaufman#Troma#ToxicAvenger#Tromaville excited for our next adventure soooooooon!
An entire decade in the life of Midnight Rose and Mr. Fitness II, bookended by the first ever and the most recent photo of us.
Up top, almost exactly 8 years ago to the day in 2010, at our first wrestling show together at a dirt race track in Norfolk, Nebraska (Note Fitness II still wearing attire inspired by that has-been, do-gooder Mr. Fitness I). Flash forward 8 years on the bottom. Rose and Fitness II with Lloyd Kaufman in New York last month, filming some crazy scenes for Troma's newest movie, Shakespeare's Shitstorm.
From Nebraska to Tromaville, and all the places and crevices in between. And we're just getting started... #MidnightRose#MrFitnessII#RoseGarden#Troma#ShakespearesShitstorm#LloydKaufman
"The person who goes to the Troma movie knows that he or she may love the Troma movie or, he or she may hate the Troma movie..." -Lloyd Kaufman.
Troma is well known by all genre fans for their excessive catalogue of low-to-no budget schlock. With indie films like The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke'em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, they have made their mark on cinema. They are loud, bawdy, colorful, and -above all- cheap as hell... and that's why I love them.
SURF NAZIS MUST DIE: An uproarious and exploitive revenge film set on the California coast. After her son is killed, Leroy's Mama goes hunting... her target is the gang of Nazi's that are ruling the beach. It's like The Warriors meets Death Wish with a surprisingly artful style. This film was made with care and heart, despite being a revenge film about a 60+ year old lady fighting a gang of Adolf Hitler wannabe punks.
THE RUINING: Maybe the making-of portion of the DVD is better than the movie itself, but it's a rare oddity that is totally worth investing some time in. The Ruining took ten years to film, with a long history of production issues... the only surviving product is a workprint which Troma lovingly released. The plot follows a group of young people abandoned in the desert and taking residence on a farm where a man who sells psychedelic eggs and his mentally challenge dog lives. It feels like a stream-of-consciousness art film with sporadic humor and gore -think Dante Tomaselli on a budget. A great scene involving peanut butter, a few drug-trips, and a rant about condoms from a homicidal jock make this a weird experience.
CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL: The directorial debut of Trey Parker and Matt Stone - The powerhouse duo behind South Park and The Book of Mormon- CANNIBAL! is a total blast of high energy gags, gore, and music. It feels like a local production of Oklahoma by way of Ravenous. Taking the real-life story of Alfred Packer, a man who survived a winter storm by eating his friends on a quest for gold, and spinning it into a comedic yarn! This was made while the filmmakers were still in college, and despite its rough edges... it's a great time for everyone and anyone.