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Hanger

In a genre whose fans pride themselves on being able to stomach whatever is thrown their way, horror directors continue to push buttons in an attempt to leave a lasting impression. Many amateur filmmakers often choose to keep their finger on the shock button rather than craft an experience that truly sticks. Despite offering up the semi-memorable "Gutterballs" in 2008, director Ryan Nicholson falls headlong into the abyss of forced depravity with 2009's "Hanger."

Horror Headlines: Monday August 2nd, 2010

Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Studios spring to life as they have signed Hollywood scribe Collyn McCoy to pen "Toxic Avenger 5: The Toxic Twins".

Dane Cook is going to dip his toes in the genre pool with a new horror comedy, "Detention". Maybe we'll get lucky some day and Dane will team up with the Wayans Brothers for a new super-horror comedy!

Darren Bousman stopped by CHUD recently to discuss his next pictures in the works, "Ninety". "The concept is delightfully simple: 90 kills in a 90 minute movie". Certainly sounds simple, but is this something you think you'll want to sit through for ninety minutes?

In Real People News: 

Michael Wayne Edwards was hauled off to jail this weekend for being a creeper. Not satisfied with ogling a women in line at the grocery store, he decided to follow her outside and spray her hair and back with a spray bottle filled with his own semen.

In an announcement that surprises nobody, it was released this week that Lindsay Lohan is being treated for Crystal Meth addiction and Bi-Polar disorder while serving her 90 day jail sentence.

On this day in history: 

1876 - Drinking at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, Jack McCall notices Wild Bill Hickok playing poker at a corner table. Then he calmly walks over to the table and blows a wide hole in the back of Hickok's head with a .45 revolver. The professional gambler and onetime lawman was holding a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, now known as the "Dead Man's Hand."

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 7th, 2010

20th Century Fox is starting its prep-work for a surprise prequel, "Planet of the Apes: Caesar". Planned to be attached to the Tim Burton remake, the new film will be directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Somebody needs to check Lloyd Kauffman to make sure he hasn't dropped dead from sheer happiness. Dutch TV giant Endemol has acquired the rights to the Toxic Avenger. They have planned a staggering four films, an animated TV series and comic books as well as they prepare to relaunch Toxie as a new 'green' super hero for today's environmentally conscious world.

The big screen adaptation of video game hit Gears of War hits development snags. With the budget cuts and Len Wiseman leaving the team, the writers are now reshaping the film's plot for something more mundane.

AMC's "The Walking Dead" has found its leading man as they have cast Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. Hailing from the UK, you may recognize Lincoln from his roles in "Love Actually" or the series "Strike Back". Or, you may be like me and never heard of him at all! That's not a bad thing though.

In Real People News: 

Two women are busted trying to board a plane in Liverpool while trying to sneak their dead relative on board in a wheelchair. This scam is henceforth known as 'pulling a Bernie'.

If you're shopping for a present for that hard to shop for relative, you might want to contact Ross Talor. He'll be happy to whip you up a cane made out of Bull penis. Warning: If given to a male friend or relative, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.

On this day in history: 

1970 - The X-rated movie Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for Best Picture.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 31st, 2010

These new production stills from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" would lead us to believe that the movie could be good and gory. We'll have to wait until April 30th to see if this promise rings true.

In a recent interview, Lloyd Kaufman lets slip that there are a number of Troma movies in talks for possible remakes including "Poultrygeist" and "Class of Nuke 'Em High". One would normally take news like this from Lloyd with a grain of salt, but the "Mother's Day" remake has already wrapped and "The Toxic Avenger" is in talks, so stranger things have happened!

Not to let Sam Worthington steal all the godly thunder, Stephen Dorff has signed on to "War of the Gods", another Greek monster fighting montage.

Though we have yet to lay eyes on any of her genre rolls yet, young actress Chloe Moretz has signed on for the serial killer opus "The Fields". With her upcoming turns as our fanged lead in the upcoming remake "Let Me In" and her ass kicking antics in "Kick-Ass", she sure seems to enjoy the genre work.

In Real People News: 

21 dead babies have been found under a bridge in Jinning City, China. Sadly, all signs point to underhanded tactics by a local hospital as 8 of the infants had labels complete with biohazard bags showing their treatments and time of death.

Heartbroken after hearing his ex was going to marry another man, a young man in Central Java hacks off his own penis to show how he felt about the news. To further drive the point home, he then threw his junk down a local well.

On this day in history: 

1991 - Danny Bonaduce arrested for assault after he fought with a transvestite prostitute.

Troma Goes Digital

Troma Studios has announced that it is entering the digital download arena by making many of their classic and out of print movies available for digital download through the Troma store.

Troma's Jamie Grecco on The Rachael Ray Show

Recently my wife and I complained to our landlord so much about how loud our neighbors were that he finally got fed up and let us switch to a different apartment for free. Hell hath no furry like my wife when she's pissed off. But I can't imagine the random blasting of Lisa Loeb we heard was half as bad as what the people who live next to Jamie Grecco have to put up with.

Horror Headlines: Thursday November 5th, 2009

Stills from "Piranha 2". If you want my advice, stop after the bikini one, because the next shot is a dried up old Richard Dreyfuss. That won't be good for anyone.

Stop the presses, it's time for "The Toxic Avenger 5: The Toxic Twins". Ok, it's only a promo poster that debuted at this week's American Film Market, but it means that development has come along farther than it has in a long while. Lloyd Kaufman is attached to direct (as usual). That just made my week.

In Real People News: 

Wow, allergic to sperm... you don't hear that every day. Don't let your girlfriend/wife know this is a real thing. Trust me.

Wiping your ass with the bible. That's a bold move, not much that can follow that act.

Mayor jokes about opponent being found dead that day, the only thing is his body wasn't found until a few hours later. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

On this day in history: 

1605: Parliament is scheduled for detonation in the notorious Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholic conspirators attempted to roll back protestantism in England. Thirty-six barrels of black powder were uncovered in the cellar, and fuses were found in Guy Fawkes' pocket. In consequence, Fawkes was beheaded. Britains now celebrate his death with warm beer and fireworks.

Llyoyd Kaufman Explains “Information Juice”

What is “information juice”? I’m not 100% sure but maybe you can figure it out after watching this five minute clip Troma’s own Llyoyd Kaufman delivered to the Independent Film and Television Alliance. The alliance is an association of independent producers and distributors of motion picture and television programming, that Kaufman also happens to be Chairperson of.

Toxic Avenger: The Musical

Who doesn’t love a good musical? Well, me for one, and I’ve always been a firm believer that any man who doesn’t hate their father shouldn’t either. But now I’m a little torn. Why you might ask? Well this week “The Toxic Avenger: The Musical” opened up for previews to the general public in New York City.

Mr. Kaufman Goes To Washington

Lloyd Kaufman, founder of Troma studios and director of such seminal classics as "The Toxic Avenger" and "Poultrygeist", has long been a supporter of the internet, and even the downloading of his own films. The way he sees it, his company is often "blacklisted" (his words) from major chain stores because of their controversial films, so if a kid in Illinois finds out about Troma by downloading his latest picture, that's ultimately a win in his eyes.

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