Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, now in his 50th year of making films (and Troma’s 47th), has always known what audiences have been clamoring for, and his newest directorial effort, #ShakespearesShitstorm, has been receiving rave reviews as it begins to premiere around the world, garnering numerous accolades. It is Troma Entertainment and Lloyd Kaufman’s most ambitious film of all time!
Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively debut the video for “Shitstorm”, written and performed by the co-star of #ShakespearesShitstorm, Dylan Mars Greenberg with her band, Theophobia who recently performed on PBS’s Sounds of 29th! Give it a spin below the trailers and synopsis!
The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman celebrates Troma’s 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in #ShakespearesShitstorm. This irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter.
Prospero (played by director/co-writer Kaufman), a brilliant and generous pharma-scientist, has had his life and career ruined by blind, greedy, perverted pharmaceutical execs, causing him and his very hot daughter Miranda to flee from NYC to Tromaville, New Jersey. When the evil execs and their elite guests take a celebratory luxury cruise to North Korea, Prospero uses his science, magic, and a load of whale laxative to create the titular Shitstorm, wrecking the cruise ship and causing its execs to wash up on the shores of Tromaville. Prospero’s planned a brutal revenge – with all the sex, mutations, musical numbers, and violence that Shakespeare always wanted but never had!
#ShakepearesShitstorm marks the most ambitious project in Troma’s 45-year history. Working with one of Hollywood’s best special effects companies, Troma brings a whole new experience to their stylized brand. Having a bigger budget also brought about larger-scale on-location filming in Albania (a first for narrative feature films in the country) as well as a celestial orchestral score from Portugal and a little help from the Bard. Shakespeare has never been this raw and unfiltered.
“Shitstorm” by Theophobia will be available soon on Troma’s streaming service TROMA NOW! at www.Watch.Troma.com. You can also watch 250 free movies on Troma’s movies youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tromamovies.
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