Straight From Troma: TROMA ENTERTAINMENT TO SCREEN LATEST PRODUCTIONS – ‘TAINT,’ ‘FATHER’S DAY,’ ‘MR. BRICKS’ – AT SUNDANCE 2013
Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is pleased to announce that it will hold secret screenings of the latest Troma Team productions, The Taint, Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical, and Father’s Day, along with the world premiere of the product reel for Lloyd Kaufman’s latest feature, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, in Park City, Utah during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. “Many of the films at Sundance demonstrate what can be done outside of the studio system if you have a lot of money,” says Troma President Lloyd Kaufman. “The films we’re bringing to Sundance will show how brilliant movies can be produced for a fraction of the cost with total artistic freedom.”
Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson’s The Taint, an intellectual horror-comedy which contains more zombies with exploding penises than any other movie in history, is a testament to guerrilla style filmmaking and is a cinematic experience unlike any other. David Bow of the Portland Mercury put it best, “someone else should see it, just to confirm for me that it’s real.”
Press For The Taint:
“…a film experience I will never forget…one of the most inanely funny films I’ve seen this year.” – Ain’t it Cool News
“Horror flicks are a dime a dozen, but The Taint seems to examine the genre with a postmodern wink.” – A.V Club
“…approaches a kind of brilliance in suggesting that a society which glorifies violence against women is doomed to one big bummer of a sausage party.” – Fangoria
Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical, the world’s first heavy metal musical horror film, directed by Travis Campbell and produced by Justin Martell, premiered at Spain’s prestigious Sitges Film Festival and been booked into movie theaters such as the Alamo Drafthouse and the San Diego Comic-Con.
Press for Mr. Bricks:
“Mr. Bricks is a maniacal metal ride from start to finish, a truly innovative musical that fires on all headbanging cylinders. You MUST see this film!”
– Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead
“A solid-steel bullet straight to the heart of underground cinema fans, and aimed straight at the balls of any movie fans out there who like film emotion raw as hell.”
– almasoscuras.com, Spain
“To his immense credit, director/composer Travis Campbell manages to deftly marry the gritty aesthetic of a micro-budgeted old school hardcore record, sinister jazz hands, and the usual campy Troma joie de vivre with a twisting, turning, blood and guts narrative.” – Shawn Macomber, Decibel Magazine
Playing to over 50 theaters in the US alone, Astron-6’s Father’s Day has taken the new wave grindhouse technique of independent cinema and brought it to a whole new level. The film won the Audience Award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and has been featured on the cover of premiere horror magazine Rue Morgue.
Press for Father’s Day:
“…Deliver’s the goods, in spades.” – twitchfilm.com
“…lock your fathers up because you will take one hell of a ride into one of the coolest horror movies I have ever seen.” – Killer Reviews
“…a modern masterpiece of bad taste. It should not be missed.”
– Ain’t It Cool News
Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in United States history, and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke’em High, Mother’s Day and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, and Steven Pink. Among today’s luminaries whose early work can be found in Troma’s 800+ film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn and Eli Roth. Visit Troma at www.troma.com, www.lloydkaufman.com, www.twitter.com/lloydkaufman, and www.tromapast.tumblr.com.