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Darkside Releasing is pleased to help represent the TROMA catalogue through the 2018 film markets!

Now celebrating 40 years of filmmaking, Troma Entertainment, Inc. is the longest running independent movie studio in North America. In addition to commercial success, Troma enjoys a wealth of critical appreciation, exemplified by Troma retrospectives sponsored by the American Cinematheque, Cinemathèque Français, the British Film Institute, the American Film Institute and many others. After creating a new kind of sexy comedy in the 70’s and putting a new face on the movie superhuman hero in the 80’s with The Toxic Avenger, Troma continued to break new ground in the 90’s and 2000’s with quality, entertaining films. In recent years, Troma has emerged with theatrical success with Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Father’s Day, and Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1.

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2

RETURN TO RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH aka VOL 2 | Comedy-Horror | 80 min. | USA | 2017

“Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2” is the explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film, the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world! When a perverse conspiracy is launched by the demented CEO of a multi-national “organic food” company, our heroines become embroiled in a death defying fight to restore their own humanity, while at the same time saving the entire world from enslavement and the apocalypse. Will they survive? Trailer premiere on IndieWire:… “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1”, produced in association with STARZ, premiered in The Contenders series at New York’s Museum of Modern Art along with movies by the Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, and Woody Allen. Watch the theatrical trailer for Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 here:

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman. Produced by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz (Troma Entertainment). Starring: Catherine Corcoran, Asta Paredes (Vol. 1).

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 Carmilla the Lesbian Vampire

CARMILLA | Comedy-Action-Horror | 80 min. | CANADA/US | 2004

The original “Vampires vs. Zombies” cult classic! When young heroine Jenna Fontaine falls victim to a strange vampiric plague, causing all sorts of wild hallucinations, she takes off with her father Travis to seek out and eradicate the source of the vile infection… But Carmilla has other plans for Jenna… And soon they’ll find themselves facing off against Catholic school-girl zombies, cannibals, demon nuns, and the ferocious vampire locked Travis’s own trunk! …All while Carmilla is slowly seducing Jenna’a body and soul!

A new take on the Le Fanu classic, complete with surreal plot twists and a wild splatter-punk finale to compliment the original erotic storyline and apocalyptic backdrop in this totally off-the-wall horror-action-comic vampire-lesbian story!

Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Glass; The Valley of the Rats), Starring: Brinke Stevens (Slumber Party Massacre; Body Double), Maritama Carlson, and Bonny Giroux (Burlesque sensation Bon-Bon Bombay).