15 Awesomely Gut-Churning Troma Films You Won't Want To Watch Before Eating
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.
- 1154 VOTES
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!"
- 290 VOTES
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.
- 356 VOTES
Depicting scenes of violent brutality, The Taint is Troma's answer to the question, "What happens when tainted water turns men into raging misogynists?" According to Troma's website: "It features sadistic violence, gratuitous sexual content, and scenes of spellbinding dramatic interest. It also contains more c*ck explosions than any other movie ever." And that's straight from the horse's mouth.
- 4100 VOTES
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.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead takes on the fast food industry with hilarious (and tasteless) Troma aplomb when a fried chicken joint built atop a Native American burial ground is attacked by a chicken-possessed zombie-alien spirit. In addition to a healthy dose of gore, nudity, and lesbian sex (which protagonist Arbie tastefully describes as "bumping tacos"), Poultrygeist includes some aggressively non-P.C. characters such as: Hummus, a burqa-wearing Muslim who suicide bombs herself to save the restaurant, Paco Bell, an effeminate Mexican employee who is pushed into a meat grinder and reanimated as a "sloppy José," and Carl Jr., a redneck who has sex with an uncooked chicken that comes to life and bites his penis.
- 691 VOTES
Another Troma classic, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of a janitor-cum-nuclear-waste-superhero. He fights bad guys who do terrible things, like shoot a blind woman's seeing eye dog before attempting to rape her. Luckily, Toxie's there to turn the attacker's face into a human milkshake, dunk another's hands into a deep fryer, and crush the last's head with weightlifting plates. And he even has time to get laid.