Exciting news from Edinburgh’s Cameo cinema this afternoon: cult classics The Toxic Avenger – Uncut (1984) and Class of Nuke ‘Em (1986) will be screened on the evening of Thursday 13 August, complete with an exclusive in-person Q&A with Troma director/producer and company President, Lloyd Kaufman.
Founded in 1974, Troma have since garnered a huge fan following for their gory, low budget and often satirical movies, titles such as Toxic Avenger leading to numerous sequels and imitations.
The Cameo event is thought to be Kaufman’s first visit to Scotland and it’ll be interesting to see if the turnout is quite as enthusiastic (rabid?) as it was for their recent Bruce Campbell event.
Well done once again to the cinema for continuing to offer Scottish film fans something different from the usual mainstream film-going experience.
The event is due to start at 9pm on the evening of Thursday 13 August with a ticket price of £9 (£8 for concessions/members) – tickets aren’t on sale yet.
Update 8 July: Tickets are due to go on sale at 11am on Friday 10 July. They’ll be available online, by phone on 0871 704 2052 and in person at the box office.
Here’s a trailer for the studio’s most infamous film, The Toxic Avenger: