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The oldest Indie film studio in existence. Owned by Creator/LloydKaufman and the [[ReclusiveArtist mysterious]] Michael Herz.

Troma's BMovie productions are known for being surrealistic and never too serious. They're almost always shock exploitation films, usually mixed with comedy and romance and the occasional musical number. Sex, graphic violence, gore and nudity are par for the course.

Troma's slogan is "Movies of the Future." The films often use the same props, actors, and scenes over and over again, sometimes to save money. At a certain point, this became a hallmark of Troma. Examples include a severed leg, the Penis Monster, and the flipping/exploding car filmed for the movie Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD, which, though blue, is used in place of any other car that needs to crash and explode.

Not all Troma films are in English: one of the most well-loved Troma films, for example, is a German-language adaptation of the (insanely popular) German comic book series ''Kondom des Grauens'' (''KillerCondom'').

Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), Creator/SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''Film/TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''), Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone (''Film/CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, Creator/StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.

Troma also occasionally distributes films that were produced by other studios.

They recently released "over 100" of its back catalog films on YouTube, many for free, some for 48-hour paid viewing. The movies are available to watch online [[http://www.youtube.com/tromamovies here.]]

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!!!'''Notable Troma Productions Include:'''
* ''Film/ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' series
* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' (distributed only)
* ''Film/FagHag''
* ''KillerCondom''
* ''Film/MonsterInTheCloset''
* ''Film/MothersDay''
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' (really; distributed only, but really)
* ''Film/PoultrygeistNightOfTheChickenDead''
* ''Film/SgtKabukimanNYPD''
* ''Film/SurfNazisMustDie'' (distribution only)
* ''Film/TerrorFirmer''
* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' series (with the title character being the company's mascot)
* ''Film/TromasWar''
* ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/troma-logo-new_5697.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:A recent logo]]
The oldest Indie film studio in existence. Owned by Creator/LloydKaufman and the [[ReclusiveArtist mysterious]] Michael Herz.

Troma's BMovie productions are known for being surrealistic and never too serious. They're almost always shock exploitation films, usually mixed with comedy and romance and the occasional musical number. Sex, graphic violence, gore and nudity are par for the course.

Troma's slogan is "Movies of the Future." The films often use the same props, actors, and scenes over and over again, sometimes to save money. At a certain point, this became a hallmark of Troma. Examples include a severed leg, the Penis Monster, and the flipping/exploding car filmed for the movie Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD, which, though blue, is used in place of any other car that needs to crash and explode.

Not all Troma films are in English: one of the most well-loved Troma films, for example, is a German-language adaptation of the (insanely popular) German comic book series ''Kondom des Grauens'' (''KillerCondom'').

Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), Creator/SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''Film/TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''), Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone (''Film/CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, Creator/StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.

Troma also occasionally distributes films that were produced by other studios.

They recently released "over 100" of its back catalog films on YouTube, many for free, some for 48-hour paid viewing. The movies are available to watch online [[http://www.youtube.com/tromamovies here.]]

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!!!'''Notable Troma Productions Include:'''
* ''Film/ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' series
* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' (distributed only)
* ''Film/FagHag''
* ''KillerCondom''
* ''Film/MonsterInTheCloset''
* ''Film/MothersDay''
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' (really; distributed only, but really)
* ''Film/PoultrygeistNightOfTheChickenDead''
* ''Film/SgtKabukimanNYPD''
* ''Film/SurfNazisMustDie'' (distribution only)
* ''Film/TerrorFirmer''
* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' series (with the title character being the company's mascot)
* ''Film/TromasWar''
* ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''
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10th Mar '13 10:45:00 PM JIKTV
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* ''MonsterInTheCloset''

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* ''MonsterInTheCloset''''Film/MonsterInTheCloset''



* ''MyNeighborTotoro'' (really; distributed only, but really)
* ''{{Poultrygeist}}''
* ''SgtKabukimanNYPD''

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* ''MyNeighborTotoro'' ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' (really; distributed only, but really)
* ''{{Poultrygeist}}''
''Film/PoultrygeistNightOfTheChickenDead''
* ''SgtKabukimanNYPD''''Film/SgtKabukimanNYPD''



* ''TerrorFirmer''

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* ''TerrorFirmer''''Film/TerrorFirmer''



* ''TromasWar''

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* ''TromasWar''''Film/TromasWar''
10th Mar '13 10:28:33 PM JIKTV
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Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), Creator/SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''Film/TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone (''Film/CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.

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Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), Creator/SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''Film/TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), (''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''), Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone (''Film/CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.



* ''ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' series
* ''CannibalTheMusical'' (distributed only)

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* ''ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' ''Film/ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' series
* ''CannibalTheMusical'' ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' (distributed only)



* ''The ToxicAvenger'' series (with the title character being the company's mascot)

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* ''The ToxicAvenger'' ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' series (with the title character being the company's mascot)



* ''TromeoAndJuliet''

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* ''TromeoAndJuliet''''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''
10th Mar '13 10:25:23 PM JIKTV
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The oldest Indie film studio in existence. Owned by LloydKaufman and the [[ReclusiveArtist mysterious]] Michael Herz.

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The oldest Indie film studio in existence. Owned by LloydKaufman Creator/LloydKaufman and the [[ReclusiveArtist mysterious]] Michael Herz.



Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as Vanna White (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), TreyParker and MattStone (''CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.

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Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White White]] (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), SamuelLJackson Creator/SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''TheToxicAvenger''), (''Film/TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), TreyParker and MattStone (''CannibalTheMusical''), Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone (''Film/CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.
17th Dec '12 12:03:02 AM Prowler
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* ''MothersDay''

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* ''MothersDay''''Film/MothersDay''
30th Nov '12 11:52:13 AM nombretomado
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Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as Vanna White (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), TreyParker and MattStone (''CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.

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Troma produced or acquired many early films featuring several rising talents, such as Vanna White (''Graduation Day''), Kevin Costner (''Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.''), SamuelLJackson (''Def by Temptation''), Marisa Tomei (''TheToxicAvenger''), Vincent D'Onofrio (''The First Turn-On!''), [[{{Angel}} [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] (''Macabre Pair of Shorts''), James Gunn (''TromeoAndJuliet''), TreyParker and MattStone (''CannibalTheMusical''), before they were discovered. While most of these actors were discovered by other means, StanleyKubrick actually saw D'Onofrio's performance in ''The First Turn-On'', which launched his career. Lloyd Kaufman has mentioned that Kubrick gave him a call to thank him.
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Several of their movies are available to watch online [[http://www.youtube.com/tromamovies here.]]

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Several They recently released "over 100" of their its back catalog films on YouTube, many for free, some for 48-hour paid viewing. The movies are available to watch online [[http://www.youtube.com/tromamovies here.]]
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Several of their movies are available to watch online [[http://www.youtube.com/tromamovies here.]]
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