It was announced today by Tromadance Program Director Jonathan Lees that the feature film selections for the Tromadance Film Fesitval (April 22-23 in Asbury Park, NJ) will be Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson's The Taint, Joshua Grannell's All About Evil, and the East Coast premiere of Miguel Angel Vivas' Kidnapped.
Undoubtedly the modern independent horror landscape would be a very different place had Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz not taken a gamble on making a horror film in the 1980s. Kaufman, seeing the potential to reach horror fans everywhere, unleashed The Toxic Avenger in 1985, and the horror world has been a very different place ever since Toxie hit the streets.
Chances are, if you’re an avid reader of Dread Central, then you are very familiar with Lloyd Kaufman, creator of Troma Entertainment and vocal supporter of both net neutrality and independent filmmaking. That’s why when this writer was putting together her coverage for DC’s Indie Horror Month celebration, Kaufman was at the top of the list of people I definitely wanted to chat with.
Hey, indie horror filmmakers out there - looking for festivals to submit your genre film to but are tired of paying insane entry fees? Then why not submit your movie for the 12th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, being held in Asbury Park, NJ this upcoming April 22-23.
While Toxie himself is nowhere to be found, some images from the set of the now shooting The Toxic Avenger 5: Toxic Twins have surfaced online displaying a couple of the flick's many assets.
There is a new official trailer plus several stills and a poster available for William Instone's upcoming serial slasher Jon. The film opens in a limited release in Texas on February 12 and will then venture out to find DVD distribution. Synopsis: Who says imaginary friends are harmless?
Filmmaker DM Pelley sent over word regarding the first teaser trailer for his indie production Super Death Kill, an Americanized attempt to recreate the gore-soaked gonzo stylings of extreme Asian cinema in a film about an Asian guy that looks like Johnny Socko meets Blade battling psychos, monsters, and mutant zombies in a futuristic hellscape.
It's been a long, hard road for everyone's favorite misshapen superhero from New Jersey to get his fifth film released, but as of today we are one step closer to getting our mitts on The Toxic Avenger 5: The Toxic Twins!
Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical is a new film that promises to be the first of its kind: a horror musical with an original heavy metal soundtrack. Its creators call it "G.G. Allin meets the Rocky Horror Picture Show!"
Yep! It's happening! The Titan of Tromaville will soon be gearing himself up for a big budget remake that's likely to change the face of tutu wearing mop wielding deformed mutant super heroes forever!
With everyone remaking everything nowadays, is it really a shock that filmmakers would be looking to the wellspring of flicks put out by Lloyd Kaufman's ever so indie and slightly unhinged company? Nope. Not at all.
We love mutant kids. Sure they're ugly and you wanna hide them in a chained up box, but they grow up to be badass movie monsters who kill with reckless abandon! Really? What's not to like? A promotional image from Troma's The Toxic Avenger Part 5 slipped online recently featuring two such kids who we are sure you will find ADORABLE!
Regular Dread Central readers know how deathly afraid of nuns our Uncle Creepy is so I thought I'd shield him from his fears and do this write-up for him. If nun nudity, nun profanity, and most of all, nun violence are your things, then you'll definitely want to keep reading!
In the words of producer Michael Abbate, Terror Project 6 is a “French horror sitcom with zombies”. If that’s not enough to entice you to read on … then man I feel bad for you.