Since 1974, Troma Entertainment has produced, acquired and distributed more than one thousand genre-spanning feature films from all regions of the globe. Best known for The Toxic Avenger, the company, which usually specializes in low-budget B-movies, has helped promote talents ranging from master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki to American humorists Matt Stone and Trey Parker. On Nov. 16th, fans are in for a treat when Horror Realm presents a program of three of Troma’s most notable films at the Hollywood Theater. See schedule below:
Mother’s Day (1980)
The independent horror classic which redefines the term “family values.” In the spirit of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Igor and the Lunatics, Mother’s Day is a celebration of gore and depravity that is certain to offend the weak of heart! When three beautiful young women set out for a relaxing weekend retreat in the woods, they unwittingly stumble upon a sadistic band of backwoods yokels. Taken prisoner by the insane matriarch and her demented sons, the women are forced to fight back using anything they can get their hands on. Heads roll, blood spurts, and genitals are mutilated as the women use myriad objects to do battle with Mother’s loving sons.
Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
At Tromaville High School, located a stone’s throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they’re beginning to develop a Troma-green glow. Innocent students mutate into sex-crazed psychos, the Honor Society’s turned into carnivorous, kinky cretins, and the slimy monster stalking the hallways isn’t the principal!
Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 (2013)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 (Volume 2 will be released in 2014 to mark Troma’s 40th anniversary), is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi “Event Film” with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying, and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. Back at Tromaville High School, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?
Tickets for Troma Fest are $15 for all three films (in advance or at the door) or $7 per film (door only). Advance tickets are available at Showclix.