TROMEO AND JULIET
1996, Troma Entertainment, 104 min, USA, Dir: Lloyd Kaufman

Shakespeare's classic gets the Troma treatment, courtesy of director Lloyd Kaufman and screenwriter James Gunn. The bard's young lovers are transposed to modern day Manhattan, where Kaufman and Gunn largely stick to the original play's structure but infuse it with liberal helpings of sex, violence and profanity. The result is one of the best Troma films, a movie that USA Today described as “sexy, sweet, and surreal.” The eclectic cast includes scream queens Debbie Rochon and Tiffany Shepis, Troma regular Will Keenan and even Lemmy from Motorhead as the narrator!


THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X
2012, Strand Releasing, 106 min, USA, Dir: Paul Bunnell

“They Sing! They Dance! They're Juvenile Delinquents From Outer Space!” Director Paul Bunnell used the last of Kodak’s 35 mm black-and-white film stock to make this mad concoction of ’50s sci-fi, crime and rock & roll flicks. Banished to Earth, Johnny X (Will Keenan) and his gang search for a powerful “resurrection suit” and find dangerous dames, zombie musicians and loads of B-movie fun. Songwriter Paul Williams and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS’ Kevin McCarthy (in his final feature film) shine in cameo roles.


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