21st February 2014

R2NEH:V1 TEXAS TOUR – 4 Cities / 4 Days – Starting February 20th – LLOYD & TOXIE WILL APPEAR AT ALL SCREENINGS!

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The Troma Team is proud to announce their return to the Lone Star State! In celebration of Troma’s 40th Anniversary, Legendary director and creator of the “Toxic Avenger,” Lloyd Kaufman, will be PREMIERING his latest Tro-Masterpiece in four different cities across Texas starting on February 20, 2014.

The Tro-mazing Texas tour begins on February 20th in Houston at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Vintage Park with a special “Nuke ‘Em High” double feature. Starting at 7:30pm see the original 1986 smash-hit “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” followed by the Houston Premiere of “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1. Tickets are available NOW online or at the box office.

Then on Friday, February 21st the tour moves on to San Antonio for the “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” Premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes. The film begins at 7:00pm, visit the Troma table after the screening for your chance to pick up all of your favorite Tro-merchandise.

Stay up late with us on Saturday, February 22nd as “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” makes it’s Austin Premiere at “Austin’s Most Elegant Dive Bar & Venue,” the Spider House Ballroom presented by I Luv Video. The film begins at 10:30pm. There will be door prizes and every attendee will get a Free Rental from I Luv Video. Tickets are available NOW online or at the box office.

“Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 will make it’s final stop in the Dallas area on Sunday, February 23rd Premiering at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Hills, Texas presented by Rue Morgue Magazine and Texas Frightmare Weekend. “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now online or at the box office.

Lloyd Kaufman will attend each Premiere to introduce his new film as well as participate in a Tro-mazing interactive Q&A session after each screening. Come out and celebrate Troma’s 40th Anniversary and be among the first to see the film that shocked audiences at the Cannes Film Festival and stunned at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. And get ready to Return to Nuke ‘Em High!

Here’s what the critics are saying about “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1!”

The New York Times –

“Powered by ribald bursts of bad taste and bodily fluids… The overall effect is [sic] joyous.”

Chicago Now –

“This film has an extremely retro flavor, including the 80s-flavored theme song and typical teenage sterotypes: the heroine of modest means who just wants to save the world, poor little rich girl, dweeby nerds, fat guys, dumb jocks, etc.etc.etc. Director Lloyd Kaufman, in typical Troma style, takes all this and twists it into a hilarious, disgusting mess that both shocks and entertains the viewer.”

Sundance Channel –

“… delicious sci-fi horror comed”

Time Out –

“The films by the fine folks at Lloyd Kaufman’s trashy Troma Entertainment require their own critical scale-consider this one half hilariously awful and half awfully hilarious.

As unlikely as it may sound, put in the plus column a whole lotta bad taste: shockingly inappropriate jokes about high-school shootings, Jerry Sandusky and George Zimmerman; a rampaging, radioactive penis that burrows into an unlucky character’s chest cavity and eats his heart. (You know, that sort of thing.) The movie hinges on a lengthy lesbian sex scene between in-on-the-joke leads Asta Paredes and Catherine Corcoran; Blue Is the Warmest Color this ain’t.”

The New York Times –

“Powered by ribald bursts of bad taste and bodily fluids… The overall effect is [sic] joyous.”

For more information on the venues or to purchase your tickets:

Electronic press kit for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Theatrical trailer for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Quentin Tarantino has long been a fan and friend of Troma Entertainment. When he made “Kill Bill” in two volumes to create an ‘Event Film,’ Lloyd Kaufman took note: “Michael Herz and I decided that to mark Troma’s upcoming 40th year, we, too, would produce an ‘Event Film’ in two volumes just like Quentin did,” said Kaufman, “except slightly less lavish in the budget department.”

Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 & 2“, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi Event Film with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film—a revisiting of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke ‘Em High—is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but it’s seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team.

Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?

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