Before J.J. Abrams hit box office gold with “Super 8,” “Star Trek” and “Cloverfield”, there was “Nightbeast.”
Troma Entertainment’s “Nightbeast” was directed by the late Don Dohler, a true independent filmmaker, who helped a young J.J. Abrams get his start. Years later, Abrams created “Lost”, whose star Jorge Garcia, also got his start with Troma’s “Tales From The Crapper.” When Abrams was interviewed for Troma’s “Blood, Boobs and Beast,” a documentary on Dohler’s life and work, he stated that he thought Dohler never received the wider recognition that he deserved.
Now you can see the films that got J.J. Abrams his start, as Troma is proud to announce that both “Nightbeast” and “Blood, Boobs and Beast” are available for purchase at the Troma Studio Store at buy.tromamovies.com/, as well as on Amazon Streaming, iTunes and Hulu. Don’t miss your chance to see the birth of the filmmaker behind “Super 8” and “Star Trek.”
Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest running independent movie studios in United States’ history and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke’em High, Mother’s Day, and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, and Steven Pink. Among today’s stars whose early work can be found in Troma’s 800+ film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio and Samuel L. Jackson.