The Toxic Avenger (1985)

Troma is America's most famous horror movie company (sorry, Full Moon). It started out in the early 1980s to produce gory horror or splatter comedies and has not forsaken its credo until today. Troma Films' first big success came with the release of THE TOXIC AVENGER (1985), a deliriously crazy splatter movie comedy about a nerd who falls into toxic waste and turns into a superhero. The film was written, produced and directed by Lloyd Kaufman, one of the founding fathers of the company. CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH followed in 1986, which like THE TOXIC AVENGER led to several sequels.
Troma also distributes films from the States and Europe, such as the Belgian splatter movie LES MEMES CANNIBALES/RABID GRANNIES (1989) or Dario Argento's LA SINDROME DI STENDHAL (1996). The filmography below only lists the movies appearing at All in all, Troma has produced some 50 films, further 50 have been distributed by Troma's video label. For a complete list turn to Troma Films' official page at

Films appearing at

Blood Sucking Freaks (1976; dir by Joel M. Reed)
Mother's Day (1980; dir by Charles Kaufman)
Igor and the Lunatics (1985; dir by Billy Parolini)
The Toxic Avenger (1985; dir by Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz)
Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986; dir by Lloyd Kaufman, Richard W. Haines)
Combat Shock (1986; dir by Buddy Giovinazzo)
Monster in the Closet (1986; dir by Bob Dahlin)
Redneck Zombies (1987; dir by Pericles Lewnes)
Troma's War (1988; dir by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman)
Il Bosco (1988; dir by Andreas Marfori; aka EVIL CLUTCH)
The Toxic Avenger, Part II (1989; dir by Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz)
Blades (1989; dir by Thomas R. Rondinella)
Les Mémés Cannibales (1989; dir by Emmanuel Kervyn)
Def By Temptation (1990; dir by James Bond III)
Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991; dir by Eric Louzil)
Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo (1996; dir by Tom Chaney)
Tromeo and Juliet (1996; dir by Lloyd Kaufman, James Gunn)
La Sindrome di Stendhal (1996; dir by Dario Argento)

Ron Altman - last update on 08/23/2005