‘Toxic Avenger’ Director And Troma Co-Founder Lloyd Kaufman to Guest On the Next Episode of ‘The Last Drive-In’ with Joe Bob Briggs!
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...This season of Shudder's The Last Drive-In has already seen quite a few notable guests join hosts Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl as they commentate on double features of horror flicks, including Chris Jericho, Kelli Maroney, Tom Savini and Felissa Rose, and today, Shudder has announced that Troma Co-founder and The Toxic Avenger director Lloyd Kaufman will be appearing on the next episode!
Troma, Kaufman’s prolific low-budget independent production and distribution company, was founded in 1974 and has produced, acquired and distributed more than 1,000 independent films. Kaufman’s breakout film as a director was 1984’s The Toxic Avenger, the cult classic that inspired three sequels, a musical and a children’s television cartoon. To date, Kaufman has directed more than 50 features, documentaries and shorts, including Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Tromeo and Juliet and Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. His latest is Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm, a loose adaptation of The Tempest, currently in post-production.
Said Joe Bob Briggs, “I knew Lloyd Kaufman when he was a young man struggling to make a living by releasing one cheap exploitation film after another. After a rich and varied career at the helm of Troma Films, he has risen to the top of the indie business and today . . . releases TWO cheap exploitation films at a time. Let us praise his legacy of distributing hundreds of indie films, all of them made with cameras."
Catch the episode on Friday, May 15, at 9PM ET when it streams through Shudder TV.
By Matt Konopka