Horror Realm Presents Troma Fest


Fans of Troma Entertainment’s b-movies are in for a treat – a special screening program of three Troma favorites is planned for November 16 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.  The event is presented by Horror Realm, which produces Pittsburgh’s semi-annual modern horror convention and other horror themed entertainment and charity events.

Troma Entertainment is the oldest continually operating fully independent movie studio in the world.  Since 1974, Troma has produced, acquired and distributed more than one thousand feature films from all regions of the globe and in all genres.  Best known for THE TOXIC AVENGER, Troma has helped bring to the world the best and brightest talents in entertainment, ranging from master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki to American humorists Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Films selected for this special screening event are:

  • 5 PM – Mother’s Day, the 1980 independent horror classic which redefines the term “family values”
  • 7 PM – Class of Nuke ‘Em High, the 1986 timeless classic of readin’, writin’ and radiation
  • 9 PM – Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1, a new release and sequel to Class of Nuke ‘Em High.  Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, Return is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi “Event Film” with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying, and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence.  Volume 2 of the Return “event” will be released in 2014 to mark Troma’s 40th anniversary.

Tickets are $15 for all three films (in advance or at the door) or $7 per film (door only).  Advance tickets are available at www.showclix.com/event/TromaFest.

The Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont.  Ample free parking is available at metered on-street spaces or parking lots.  The theater is located less than two blocks from the Potomac Avenue light rail transit station.

Horror Realm’s next convention will be the 2014 Spring Break Massacre, which will take place at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.  Information on guests and events can be found at www.horrorrealmcon.com.

About Horror Realm:
Horror Realm, established in 2009, produces a spring and fall horror convention each year in Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to the conventions, Horror Realm also produces horror-themed entertainment and charity events in the area, including film screenings, author signings and art shows.  Charities supported by Horror Realm have included Scares That Care, Fix The Chapel, Friends of the Hollywood Theater, The Bradley Center, Animal Rescue League, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and Shepherd Wellness Community. www.horrorrealmcon.com

About The Hollywood Theater:
The Hollywood Theater is a non-profit 280-seat single screen theater located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont.  The theater features repertory and independent films as well as special events such as art shows and fundraisers.  Contact the theater at 412-563-0368 or www.thehollywooddormont.org for details on upcoming shows or to rent the theater for your party or event.

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