Purveyors of the wacky, the weird, and the rank, Troma is famous for making repugnant masterpieces such as The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. They are also distributors of some of the most insane, disgusting, and all-around nasty underground indie and exploitation films around the world. With a 40-year history, Troma Entertainment bills itself as the longest running independent movie studio in North America with a library of nearly a thousand films, cartoons, and TV shows — all the way from teenage sex romps to gory murderfests.
And if that wasn't enough, Troma has launched the careers of Hollywood power players such as James Gunn and J.J. Abrams, and spit in the face of censorship with edgy content. Troma films have featured everything from talking wang monsters to rabid grannies. Taken from their impressive library of disgusting films, here are some of the goriest, lewdest, and generally most WTF Troma movies. These are the ones that would make even Troma's colorful co-founder Lloyd Kaufman blush.
Bloodsucking Freaks truly has everything you could ask for in a Troma movie. Torture and murder? Check. Dismemberment and decapitation? Check. Cannibalism? Check. In one memorable scene, a girl trapped in a guillotine is forced to hold the rope with her teeth and is tickled until she laughs and decapitates herself. Then, a black little person desicrates her severed head. But that's not all; Bloodsucking Freaks is replete with classy lines like these: "Her mouth shall make an interesting urinal!"
High school is tough. Just ask The Class of Nuke 'Em High. When the local nuclear power plant springs a leak, the good teens of Tromaville High mutate into psychopathic, sex-crazed cretins who overrun the school with shocking violence. In one particularly lovely instance, teenage Chrissy finds herself pregnant and barfs up her carnivorous mutated offspring into the toilet.
Once expelled, it mutates further into an evil slimy monster who can punch straight through heads. Other highlights include a student farting in a teacher's face during a frisking session, and a non-zero amount of wet dreams/nightmares involving swelling body parts excreting black ooze.
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Combat Shock is a disturbing film about a traumatized war veteran named Frankie readjusting to civilian life after fighting in Vietnam. Perhaps the most shocking element of Combat Shock is Frankie's mutant baby (portrayed by a puppet), deformed from Frankie's exposure to chemical warfare. As if that wasn't nasty enough, the movie ends with Frankie shooting his baby and cooking it in the oven before drinking rancid milk and shooting himself. Real fun for the whole family.
Tromeo and Juliet is a Troma classic, infusing the original Shakespeare story of star-crossed lovers with (more) kinky sex, incest, and dismemberment. Narrated by Lemmy of Motörhead, Tromeo and Juliet has the high honor of being the first film written by James Gunn of Guardians of the Galaxy fame.
Nasty highlights include: Juliet's transformation into a cow with a three-foot penis, a guy splitting his skull open on a fire hydrant, a pregnant woman’s stomach bursting open to reveal it's full of popcorn (which people eat), and a giant talking d*ck monster.