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AGFA and Troma bringing dozens of horror and cult films back to theaters

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The Toxic Avenger and his cohorts will soon be returning to big screens.

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) has announced a new partnership with indie stalwart Troma Entertainment to give theatrical releases to 70 films from the latter’s library. Available immediately for bookings on DCP and, in some cases, 35mm, the flicks include the seminal TOXIC AVENGER trilogy, the James Gunn-scripted TROMEO AND JULIET, CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL from the creators of SOUTH PARK, DEF BY TEMPTATION co-starring Samuel L. Jackson and many others; the complete list can be seen below.

“From CLASS OF NUKE ’EM HIGH to COMBAT SHOCK, the Troma catalog is like a guidebook of essential genre film history from the past 40 years,” says AGFA Creative Director Joe Ziemba. “One of my fondest movie memories from childhood was renting THE TOXIC AVENGER on VHS at a sleepover and completely losing my mind–we’re grateful for the opportunity to replicate that feeling in theaters.”

The movies available for screening are:

  • BEG
  • BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY
  • BLOOD HOOK
  • BLOODSUCKING FREAKS
  • BRIDE OF KILLER NERD
  • BUGGED!
  • CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL
  • THE CHILDREN
  • CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER PART IV
  • CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH
  • CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN
  • CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SUBHUMANOID
  • COMBAT SHOCK
  • DANCE OR DIE
  • DEATH BY DIALOGUE
  • DEF BY TEMPTATION
  • FATHER’S DAY
  • FEROCIOUS FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • THE FIRST TURN ON!
  • FRIGHTMARE
  • FROSTBITER
  • GRADUATION DAY
  • HOLLOW GATE
  • THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL
  • IGOR AND THE LUNATICS
  • KILLER NERD
  • KNEE DANCING
  • THE LAST HORROR FILM
  • LUST FOR FREEDOM
  • LUTHOR THE GEEK
  • MOMMY’S EPITAPH
  • MONSTER IN THE CLOSET
  • MOTHER’S DAY
  • MUTANT BLAST
  • NIGHTBEAST
  • NIGHTMARE WEEKEND
  • PIGS
  • PLAY DEAD
  • PLUTONIUM BABY
  • POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD
  • PREACHERMAN
  • RABID GRANNIES
  • REDNECK ZOMBIES
  • RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 1
  • RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2
  • ROSE AND VIKTOR: NO MERCY
  • SCREAMPLAY
  • SGT. KABUKIMAN, N.Y.P.D.
  • THE SLASHENING
  • SQUEEZE PLAY!
  • THE STABILIZER
  • STORY OF A JUNKIE
  • STUCK ON YOU!
  • SUGAR COOKIES
  • SURF NAZIS MUST DIE!
  • TERROR FIRMER
  • THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE
  • THE TOXIC AVENGER
  • THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 2
  • THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 3: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF TOXIE
  • TROMA’S WAR
  • TROMEO AND JULIET
  • VEGAS IN SPACE
  • WAITRESS!
  • WHEN NATURE CALLS
  • WITCHCRAFT
Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.