Troma Entertainment, the Maker of Acclaimed B‑Movies, Puts 150 Free Films on YouTube

It all began in 1974. That’s when Tro­ma Enter­tain­ment began pump­ing out schlocky, low-bud­get B‑films that some­how gar­ner the respect of seri­ous cineast­es. As you may know, Tro­ma’s films often fea­ture sex, gore, and graph­ic vio­lence. They also seem cus­tom made for the low-def, pell-mell world of YouTube. Which brings me to my point: Tro­ma has put over 150 movies from its back cat­a­logue on a new YouTube chan­nel, giv­ing users every­where free access to their dis­tinc­tive low­brow films.

The col­lec­tion includes Can­ni­bal! The Musi­cal, the first fea­ture film cre­at­ed by South Park cre­ators Trey Park­er and Matt Stone. But let’s not over­look these hon­or­able men­tions: The Bat­tle of Love’s Return where Oliv­er Stone made his act­ing debut; Night­beast, which fea­tures music writ­ten by JJ Abrams; and Tromeo and Juli­et, the well-reviewed 1996 film that lured in view­ers by promis­ing “Body Pierc­ing, Kinky Sex, Dis­mem­ber­ment, The Things That Made Shake­speare Great!”

The Tro­ma cat­a­logue also offers some clas­sic films, includ­ing the 1932 film White Zom­bie with Bela Lugosi and No Sub­sti­tute For Vic­to­ry!, a pro­pa­gan­dis­tic pro-Viet­nam War doc­u­men­tary host­ed by John Wayne. Select films from the Tro­ma YouTube col­lec­tion will find their way onto our list of 500 Free Movies Online.

Thanks go to Car­los S. for flag­ging these for us.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

21 Free Hitch­cock Movies Online

John Wayne: 25 Free West­ern Films on the Web

Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online

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