In anticipation of the WORLD PREMIERE at Fantasia 2020,
ComingSoon.net & Troma Entertainment have EXCLUSIVELY released
the Official Trailer & Poster (by Sadist Art Designs) for
#ShakespearesShitstorm will have its World Premiere as part of the Fantasia 2020
Virtual Festival at 9:30PM EST on August 29. Tickets for the virtual screening, which
will be geo-blocked to U.S. and Canadian audiences only, will go on sale August 10 at fantasiafestival.com.
“The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman
celebrates Troma’s 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in #ShakespearesShitstorm. This
irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets,
Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter.”
#ShakepearesShitstorm marks the most ambitious project in Troma’s 45 year history.
Working with one of Hollywood’s best special effects companies, Troma brings a
whole new experience to their stylized brand. Having a bigger budget also brought
about larger scale on-location filming in Albania (a first for narrative feature films in
the country) as well as a celestial orchestral score from Portugal and a little help
from the Bard. Shakespeare has never been this raw and unfiltered.
The cast for the film includes Erin Patrick Miller (The Jungle of Accounting),
Kate McGarrigle (Odd Man Rush), Amanda Flowers (Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space), Abraham Sparrow (I Am Legend), Dylan Mars Greenberg (Evil Everywhere), Debbie Rochon (Bloody Ballet), Zoe Geltman (RARE BIRDS OF FASHION),
Zac Amico (Amityville: Vanishing Point), Monique Dupree (Remnants),
Frazer Brown (Cursed Films) and Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger).
While the world and entertainment business tries to figure out how to get back to something resembling normal amidst the COVID-19 crisis you can count on one thing
for sure – genre fans aren’t going to let a little ‘ol pandemic get in the way of celebrating weird, wild and wonderful movies. Which is exactly why the Fantasia International Film Festival has gone fully virtual this year, allowing one of the world’s biggest and best genre fests to keep up that celebration without putting folks in danger.
Friday, August 14th at 7:00pm (EDT)