By MICHAEL GINGOLD
More than two decades after TROMEO & JULIET, the Troma team are beating up on the Bard again with #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM, which has its world premiere August 29 as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s 2020 virtual edition. Get a taste of it (yechhhh) from the new trailer and poster.
Directed by Troma topper Lloyd Kaufman from a script by…hmmmmm, there doesn’t seem to be a script credit here, #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM stars Kate McGarrigle, Erin Miller, Debbie Rochon, Abraham Sparrow, Zac Amico, Amanda Flowers, Dylan Mars Greenberg, Zoe Geltman, Frazer Brown and Monique Dupree. Marc Schoenbach of Sadist Art Designs created the poster. This time, the Troma trust are tackling Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST; the synopsis: “Prospero [Kaufman], a brilliant and generous pharma-scientist, has had his life and career ruined by blind, greedy, perverted pharmaceutical execs, causing him and his very hot daughter Miranda to flee from NYC to Tromaville, New Jersey. When the evil execs and their elite guests take a celebratory luxury cruise to North Korea, Prospero uses his science, magic, and a load of whale laxative to create the titular Shitstorm, wrecking the cruise ship and causing its execs to wash up on the shores of Tromaville. Prospero’s planned a brutal revenge–with all the sex, mutations, musical numbers, and violence that Shakespeare always wanted but never had!”