7 Craziest Scenes From Troma Films That Prove Debauchery is Alive and Well

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Mar. 29, 2014
If you have watched the trailer for Michael Bay’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot, then you are well aware of how big Hollywood movies can blow millions of dollars and still be a giant disaster.   They basically made another Transformers movie, but instead of robots, they stuck in some weird looking CGI turtle people that look nothing like the TMNT’s we know and love! This is bad big budget film making, not to be confused with bad low budget film making, which can be good. Instead of having to suffer through another bad Hollywood reboot, watch a bad, poorly made, totally insane film on purpose. That way you will know what you’re getting to begin with and be happier for it! It’s like that old song about getting an ugly wife and having a happy life; she’ll do ya right!

Connoisseurs of Grindhouse flicks, B movies and just plain terrible movies will be familiar with Troma films; the worst of the bad. And I mean that as a compliment! Troma is like a vomit covered hipster making bad movies way before “Sharknado” made it cool. For over 40 years, Troma led by producer, director, and mascot, Lloyd Kaufman has created a bizarre cult following for their raunchy, depraved, green goo and blood soaked gems of cinematic mayhem.   Here are some clips to reassure you that debauchery is alive and well.

#1: The Penis Monster

Movie: Tromeo & Juliet

If you thought having Leonardo Dicaprio star in a modern day reboot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was weird, then you need to see Tromeo & Juliet. Set in NYC, Tromeo & Juliet reimagines all the illicit sex and violence of Shakespeare but with a lot more blood, gore and wang monsters.

The independent movie studio produces an assortment of insanity; but nothing is as insane as this crotch monster. This scene is meant to symbolize Tromeo’s inner conflict at sleeping with his family’s enemy and how it might rip apart his life. My high school English teacher would be proud at how I just deconstructed the meaning from the subtext here.  Tromeo should really get this looked at by a doctor, that’s what he gets for sleeping around. Honestly though I’ve had weirder sexual experiences.

#2: Death By Escalator

Movie: Terror Firmer

Terror Firmer is one of those “movies within a movie” following the story of a B horror film crew led by a blind director (played by Lloyd Kaufman) that is plagued by a serial killer, killing everyone off. On most Hollywood movies, they would shut down if a union crew member got a paper cut, let alone was murdered. However in the world of making Troma movies this makes sense as, I bet they would totally keep going.

Troma movies have a little something for everyone no matter what you’re into; transvestites, decapitations and fat guys getting eaten by an escalator. Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a fear of tripping on an escalator and getting my hand caught inside. This Terror Firmer scene proves that my fears are justified!

#3 The Entire Premise Of Killer Condom

Movie: Killer Condom

Killer Condom is a German made movie about an American detective who is tracking down a killer that is chopping off the members of men who visit a sleazy hotel for sex. He soon discovers that it’s not a person, but an infestation of mutant condoms with razor sharp teeth that are biting off the dude’s penises during sex. Killer Condom is sometimes shown in German schools as part of abstinence education.

Once you watch Troma movies it will alter the way you look at movies, sexuality and the meaning of life. There is no one-scene from Killer Condom that is as crazy as the premise itself: mutant condoms with teeth that remove the condom user’s manhood. It was all part of an effort by the film makers to promote unprotected sex.

#4 The Killer Dinner Scene

Movie: Rabid Grannies

Two old sisters invite their family over for dinner, except for their asshole of a Nephew who is a Satan worshiper. Everyone in the family is only being nice to the old ladies because they want to get on their good side and be left something in their will. However the Satan worshiper casts a spell that turns the old sisters into demons and all hell breaks loose. Sounds like a typical Thanksgiving with your family, am I right?

If you have ever had to sit through a boring dinner party, then you will totally sympathize with the two old ladies in Rabid Grannies who go ape shit after waiting for a knife to cut the cake. This is one movie where I was definitely rooting for the grannie demons to murder their entire family. If only you could getting rid of diner guests in real life was this simple.

#5 Dynamite Death Scene

Movie: Killer Nerd

This extreme low budget film and its sequel Bride of Killer Nerd stars “Genuine Nerd” Toby Radloff. Radloff was also featured in Harvey Pekar’s autobiographical comic book American Splendor and was played by 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander in the film adaptation.  Other than that bit of trivia, Killer Nerd is pretty bad, following a guy that makes Napoleon Dynamite look like George Clooney as he goes on a killing spree of delightfully bad acting and awesomely shitty jokes.

What I learned from watching Troma movies: Don’t mess with nerds and weaklings. Killer Nerd was like Revenge of The Nerds, except with actual revenge. This scene shows that even in someone’s final moments of life its still, really, really annoying to get trolled by a loser who enjoys making bad puns. Nerd! Nerd! Nerd!

#6 High School Girl Gives Birth to Mutant Tadpole

Movie: Class of Nuke'em High

You’ll notice that there is a lot of penis, sex and toxic radiation issues happening in Troma movies. All of these things get combined in the Class of Nuke ‘Em High films. No one seems to mind that their high school is next to a nuclear power plant. When the school gang picks leaves off of a radioactive marijuana plant and starts selling it to the teens, everyone starts getting weird side effects. (No not cancer like would happen in real life.) One girl gives birth to a monster which eventually destroys the school! That’s better than a snow day.

In this scene a young girl learns that even if it’s your first time there are serious consequences to having sex with Kermit The Frog. Is that an evil tadpole? Seriously, they should have let Lloyd Kaufman direct the new TMNT film.

#7: The Death Scenes in The Original Toxic Avenger

Movie: The Toxic Avenger

Troma is probably best known for 1985’s The Toxic Avenger; the R rated raunchy comedy was even made into a Saturday morning children’s cartoon. This is the film that started it all, and has everything: child murder, decapitations, amputations, head crushing and a love story. We follow the story of Melvin, the janitor at a health club who is constantly bullied and accidently falls into a vat of toxic waste. Instead of dying instantly, he becomes super strong and fights bad guys.  

Here is a clip of the best death scenes to give you a taste. Everything about the death scenes in The Toxic Avenger is so balls to the wall insane that no one  head crushing can encapsulate the variety of gooey weirdness. The best thing I learned from The Toxic Avenger is that the human head has the consistency of a watermelon.

What is your favorite Troma movie?

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7 comments
Aidanvsrugby
Aidanvsrugby User

My dad played Leroy… The guy at 3:32 in the toxic avenger… Patrick Kilpatrick,… yeeeee

TommyJJD
TommyJJD User

Troma's War. My friend is in it.

BigredC
BigredC User

There was no such thing as photoshop when they were made.

NickyClickus
NickyClickus User

All of those Troma films were god awful. Even when I was a teenager that used to laugh at senseless gore and sex, Tromeo and Juliet and Terror Firmer left me saying "Damn....was that all really necessary?" We would all be better off if Lloyd Kaufman never touched film again. (If he's even still alive)

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie made a profit. It looks almost like all new superhero movies, and that's what people just eat up. I do enjoy watching an old B movie from time to time. There are a lot of overlooked and forgotten gems. They can surprise you with qualities that you don't see that much anymore. I don't however like B movies, just to like B movies. Some quality must shine through for me to enjoy it. Be it the screenplay, cinematography, atmosphere, acting, etc.