The Troma Films horror title Zombie Island Massacre will be released on Blu-ray Disc July 19 from MVD Entertainment Group.
A group of Americans, on what they assumed would be a relaxing and fun-filled vacation in the Caribbean, soon find themselves trapped in the island wilderness after their tour bus breaks down. Alone and stranded, the group begin to fall prey to an unknown, voodoo mask wearing assailant who bumps them off in various nasty ways, ranging from decapitation and evisceration, to impalement. As the surviving members of the group frantically search for help, they begin to suspect that not all of them might be who they claim they are.
The film is the feature debut of movie editor John Carter (Lean on Me, Barbershop, Set It Off, Boomerang) and includes a score by composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, Deepstar Six, House). The cast includes Tom Fitzsimmons (The Paper Chase), Rita Jenrette (HBO’s “Dream On”) and Ralph Monaco (Ghostbusters II).
The horror comedy The Good Exorcist (2017) will be released on Blu-ray Disc March 22 from Troma Films and MVD Entertainment Group.
In the film — which pokes fun at the exorcism horror sub-genre — after a ranch in Texas is befallen to a mysterious, demonic presence, it is up to an eccentric, wandering priest to find answers and dispel the darkness. As he digs deeper he soon finds that he may be in over his head and out of time.
The film is directed by Josh Stifter (Greywood’s Plot, Scumbag), and the production of The Good Exorcist was featured on the TV series “Rebel Without a Crew.” It features music by The Pentagrammas, Crowz & Hoggz, Mommy Sez No and Joe Shields.
The 1987 Troma Entertainment film Surf Nazis Must Die will be released on Blu-ray Feb. 8 from MVD Entertainment Group.
In the cult classic, when an earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos, a group of neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Barry Brenner), the self-proclaimed “Führer of the new beach,” takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African American oil well worker named Leroy (Robert Harden) is killed by the Surf Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy’s mother, “Mama” Washington (Gail Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and exacts vengeance on the Surf Nazis.
Special features include a new intro by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger; an exclusive interview with director Peter George; an interview with producer Robin Tinnell; deleted scenes; “The Projection Booth Podcast,” with George; “Scenes From the Tromaville Café!”; “The Soul of Troma”; and Troma promos.
Two titles from ‘B’ movie house Troma, Honor Killing and Nightbeast, are hitting Blu-ray in February from MVD Entertainment Group.
Available now is the action adventure Honor Killing. It follows a young woman who is brutally attacked. She seeks the aid of her own flesh and blood, but her Father has other plans for her — a bullet to her head. Now she lives for vengeance. Having survived the attempted “honor killing,” she hires a rugged bounty hunter named Viktor to train her to inflict pain. Thus, she begins her journey to find her Father, and leaves a trail of savage men along the way. The film is written, directed and starring “Mercedes” (Evul Twins, My Night Job) and is the second team up of the actress and actor Jim Schumacher following the film Rose and Viktor: No Mercy.
Coming Feb. 23 is the 1982 horror flick Nightbeast, in which an alien with an appetite for blood and disembowelment is set loose on a small town when its spacecraft crashes. Sheriff Jack Cinder and local militia arrive on scene, and a violent battle ensues, leaving only Jack, his deputy and a wild-eyed redneck as survivors. With a corrupt mayor unwilling to stand up against the Nightbeast’s reign of carnage, it’s up to Jack to evacuate the townsfolk and save the day. Written and directed by Don Dohler (Blood Massacre, The Alien Factor), the film is the first movie credit ever for J.J. Abrams (Star Wars Episodes VII – IX, Star Trek, Super 8, “Lost”) for composing and sound effects.