Friday, July 13, 2012

Get Troma-Tized for Free!

For regional horror fans, Lloyd Kaufman's Troma Entertainment is one of those companies you have a love-hate relationship with. You love that the company released some of the most off-the-wall titles during the heyday of East Coast independent horror/sci-fi, but you hate the slapdash treatment most of those titles have had on the company's DVD releases (not to mention the sometimes deliberately awful films the company has produced over the past couple of decades).

Imagine my excitement (really) when I saw that the company had begun posting full-length features on its YouTube channel. I haven't had a chance to check the quality or presentation of the films, but at least you now have a chance to view most of the company's regional horror titles online, including several that went out of print on DVD, or were only available in multi-film sets (usually saddled with one or two inferior titles).

Of particular interest to regional horror-philes:

There's Nothing Out There!
Scream Baby Scream
The Capture of Bigfoot
Blood Hook
Plutonium Baby
Redneck Zombies
Croaked (actually, Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake)
The Toxic Avenger (which will actually cost you $2.99 to view)

Of course, they're holding back some choice titles like The Children, Mother's Day, and Class of Nuke 'Em High, but perhaps they'll add them later or make them available for a fee.

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