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2013 TromaDance Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 12, 2013

TromaDance poster featuring monsters and girls in Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1

TromaDance returns to terrorize Asbury Park, NJ for their 14th annual edition, which will be held — for free! — at Asbury Lanes on April 12-13. It’s two days and nights of gonzo short films from all over the world, plus a few low-budget feature-length genre excursions and one documentary.

But, the big highlight of the fest will be a special workprint preview screening of Troma daddy Lloyd Kaufman‘s latest epic of grotesqueness and debauchery: Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1, the fourth trilogy-busting entry in the classic Nuke ‘Em High series. This will screen on the 13th at 8:00 p.m. and will be preceded by a Q&A with the always entertaining Kaufman himself.

Other features include Quentin Dupiex’s 2nd flick, the missing dog comedy Wrong; angry birds of prey return to terrorize L.A. in James Nguyen’s Birdemic 2; werewolf soldiers invade NYC in Battledogs; a religious nut murders in the name of Jesus in Cross Bearer; and provocative TV host Morton Downey Jr. — who once tossed Lloyd Kaufman off his program — finally gets his due in the documentary Evocateur, directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger.

Plus, nearly 30 short films from Spain, Canada, Germany, Italy and the good ol’ U.S. of A. will be splattered throughout the fest.

The full lineup is below. For more info, please visit the official TromaDance website.

April 12

4:00 p.m.: Battledogs, dir. Alexander Yellen. A U.S. general uses a special virus to create a race of super-soldier werewolves.

6:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Poor Player, dir. Justin Morales
Wild Bichons, dir. Stefan Nadelman
Hard Core, dir. Alberto Viavattene

6:30 p.m.: Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller & Jeremy Newberger. This documentary profiles the controversial TV host.

8:30 p.m.: Wrong, dir. Quentin Dupieux. A man goes to great lengths to find his lost dog.
Screening with:
Banana Motherfucker, dir. Fernando Alle & Pedro Florencio

April 13

12:00 p.m.: Cross Bearer, dir. Adam Ahlbrandt. A stripper and her lover get trapped in a house owned by a maniacal, devoutly religious murderer.

2:30 p.m.: “Short Films”
Space Werewolf, dir. Pat O’Sullivan
Viande Rouge, dir. Fernando Gonzalez
Two Hours, dir. Michael Ballif

3:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Sandwich Crazy, dir. Mike Doucette
Bad Girl, dir. Aaron Hunter
El Incredible Trueno Escarlata, dir. David Macian
Titans of Newark, dir. Michael Marino

4:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Tales From the Deep, dir. Clark Ferguson
Tous Les Hommes Appellent Robert, dir. Macr-Henri Boulier
Muertas De Asco, dir. Miguel G. Catalan
What Do You Want From Me, dir. Vaiginta Perkauskaite & Lina Rukeviciute
Live Bait, dir. Chase Tinnon
Kermando, dir. Hamed Akrami

5:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Attack of the Brain Sucker, dir. Sid Zanforlin
Bariku Light, dir. Asier Abio
Burger Deluxe, dir. Christina Ricken
Banjo, dir. Liam Regan
Wintertime Zombie, dir. Chris Walsh
Fitness Class Zombie, dir. Chris Walsh

6:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
The Nazi From Beyond, dir. Amerigo
Trust Game, dir. Fernando Alle
Morgue Street, dir. Alberto Viavattene
Decapoda Shock, dir. Javier Chillon
The Stampede of Biting Elbows Bad Motherfucker, dir. Ilya Naishullerz
Fist of Jesus, dir. Javier Chillon

8:00 p.m.: Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1, dir. Lloyd Kaufman. Workprint screening! A young couple are terrorized by a grotesquely mutated glee club.

11:00 p.m.: Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, dir. James Nguyen. A horde of angry eagles and vultures viciously attack Hollywood, California.