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The Transfiguration (Movie Review)

PLOT: When Milo (Eric Ruffin), a lonely teenager with an escalating obsession with vampirism, befriends an equally strange girl named Sophie (Chloe Levine), a moral dilemma arises that will alter their lives forever. REVIEW: With only a single short film to his name until now, Brooklyn-based writer/director Michael O’Shea has built a bold, morally pensive tale of DIY...
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04.05.2017
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The Transfiguration trailer has an unhealthy obsession with vampires

Two of my favorite vampire movies are George A. Romero's MARTIN and Tomas Alfredson's LET THE RIGHT ONE IN , and both of those films had a clear influence on writer/director Michael O'Shea as he was putting together his feature directorial debut, THE TRANSFIGURATION . Here we have a young kid living in a grounded reality who appears to begin consuming blood, much like the...
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03.09.2017
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Troma star Joe Fleishaker has passed away at 62

Troma fans are in mourning today, as word has come out that Joe Fleishaker, one of the company's most popular stars, has passed away at the age of 62. Fleishaker's first Troma appearance was in 1988's TROMA'S WAR, where he started out as an extra before Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman decided to give him a bigger role as a "Specially Trained Terrorist"....
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05.25.2016
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Trailer gives an early look at John Russo's My Uncle John Is a Zombie

Since co-writing the 1968 classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with George A. Romero, John A. Russo has continued to work in the horror genre quite frequently, writing, directing, producing, or otherwise having a hand in the making of such films as THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD , MIDNIGHT, THE MAJORETTES, HEARTSTOPPER, and SANTA CLAWS. Russo's latest project is MY UNCLE JOHN IS A...
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04.20.2016
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Camp Motion Pictures grabs Gregory Lamberson's Killer Rack

The North American distribution rights to KILLER RACK , the latest film from SLIME CITY director Gregory Lamberson, have been acquired by Camp Motion Pictures, who plan to have the movie out on DVD and VOD in the fall of 2016. Scripted by Paul McGinnis, KILLER RACK tells the following story:  Betty Downer thinks her life will improve when she gets breast implants from...
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12.09.2015
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Kick off your holidays with A Very Troma Christmas

What movies and TV specials do you watch every Christmas season? THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL? IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE? If you're a masochist, the STAR WARS Christmas special? Well, tonight you might just be gaining a new annual tradition. At 8PM tonight,  A VERY TROMA CHRISTMAS will debut on the Troma YouTube channel . The notorious production company's Christmas...
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12.03.2015
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Mosquito-Man buzzes onto DVD in January of 2016

In the mood to watch a movie about a bloodsucker but tired of vampires? Big Screen Entertainment has you covered, as they have set a January 12, 2016 release date for a two-disc DVD special edition of the film MOSQUITO-MAN . Directed by and starring Michael Manasseri, MOSQUITO-MAN tells the following story:  Jim Crawley (Manasseri) is having a really bad day. He gets...
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11.18.2015
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Shout Factory opens the VHS Vault for Halloween: Stream free 80's classics

Online streaming is the way of the future. But cult favorite distributor  Shout! Factory has never been too concerned with the future. Their new streaming site, opened up this afternoon in anticipation of Halloween, is a free look at some of their favorite classics... On VHS. That's right, Shout! Factory is streaming five 80's horror classics for free on their web...
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10.22.2015
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John Russo returns to the living dead with My Uncle John Is a Zombie

On October 1st, 1968, forty-seven years ago today, George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD had its premiere screening and the horror genre was forever changed. Romero and NIGHT co-creator John A. Russo have both returned to the land of the dead several times since, and Russo is now gearing up to do it again, developing a $120,000 independent film entitled MY UNCLE JOHN IS...
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10.01.2015
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17-year-old makes horror film Wakers with the help of Troma

Dylan Greenberg may be just seventeen years old, but she has already had some impressive accomplishments. Not only is she currently the youngest full-time employee at the legendary Troma Films, but she has also completed her second feature (following last year's surreal drama GLAMARUS), the genre movie  WAKERS . An arthouse horror/comedy that draws comparisons to...
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06.30.2015
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Troma remasters The Toxic Avenger II for Blu-Ray and DVD combo

Love 'em or hate 'em, Troma knows how to treat their shlock with style. Their latest remastered release, their cult classic sequel THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II , has arrived in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack with director's commentary, an "At home with Toxie" featurette, an interview with villainess Lisa Gaye, and clips with Toxie from Japanese T.V. The...
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06.26.2015
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Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 exceeds its crowd-funding goal

For the last month, Troma Entertainment founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz have been running a Kickstarter campaign to raise completion funds for the company's latest toxic waste-coated epic, RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH: VOLUME 2 , the fifth installment in the franchise that began with CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH in 1986. The goal was high, $50,000, but that was achieved and...
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06.24.2015
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