All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger: The True Story of Troma Studios

All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger:
The True Story of Troma Studios

by Lloyd Kaufman, with James Gunn
(published by Penguin Putnam)

This is the true story of the moviemaking maverick who co-founded an independent studio twenty-five years ago in a humble broom closet…who used raw hamburger, Karo syrup blood, and Bromo-Seltzer vomit to create films of questionable artistic and moral value…who is responsible for a string of cult movie hits…who was the first to reject Madonna for a part…who defied the Hollywood system and slapped the face of the industry…and who built a B-movie empire filled with Chopper Chicks, Surf Nazis, Kabuki Cops, Nymphoid Barbarians, and a lone hero known as The Toxic Avenger.This is the story of Troma Studios. A story of guerilla filmmaking at its cheapest, of the American Dream torn limb from limb, and of topless starlets menaced by obscene rubber puppets. 

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  1. 1 On May 5th, 2007, Jamie said:

    Mr. Kaufman I would like to thank so much for the signed items. I was so happy you signed all that stuff for me, Keep up the good work. OOHH yea thank Toxie for me too!!

    Jamie Aukstolis

  2. 2 On February 5th, 2008, Olivier said:

    i remember when Lloyd came on Paris FNAC (was in 2003 or 2004)… and i must say…. Lloyd speaks f#### good French !

    So if you read that Lloyd, thanks for being this “icon” 🙂
    Keep going (when will we watch a new movie done by you ?)

  3. 3 On October 28th, 2008, pete the killer said:

    itchy the killer is a great movie….i just bought poutrygeist…cant wait to watch it….i hope its better than dead meat…

  4. 4 On November 9th, 2010, Tony Watt said:

    I’ve said it many times…this and MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIES are my favorite movie tutorials ever!…cheers Uncle Lloyd!

  5. 5 On March 1st, 2019, Movies & Podcasts & Books & Blogs • Dead Dicks said:

    […] The Toxic Avenger is still in my top ten favourite movies of all time list and it will never get bumped out. When this book first came out, I was super excited to see what when into making all of that glorious trash and it did not disappoint. If you are a Troma completionist, I also suggest watching all the making-of documentaries included on the DVD/Blu-ray releases of their latest oeuvres. […]

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