Lloyd Kaufman

Filmmakers

Stanley Lloyd Kaufman Jr. (December 30, 1945) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, such as The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

The company produces low-budget independent films, primarily of the horror genre. Many of them play on 1950s horror with elements of farce, parody, gore and splatter. In 2012, the company officially released many of its films on YouTube. Troma has produced, acquired and distributed over 1,000 independent films since its creation. Its slogan in 2014 was “40 years of Disrupting Media.” Another slogan the company has used is “Movies of the Future.”

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(*seen rereleased in theaters)

As director

All films from Waitress to Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. were co-directed with college friend and Troma Vice President Michael Herz.

  • The Girl Who Returned (1969)
  • The Battle of Love’s Return (1971)
  • Big Gus, What’s the Fuss? (1973) – co-directed by Ami Artzi
  • Squeeze Play! (1979) – as Samuel Weil
  • Waitress! (1981) – as Samuel Weil
  • Queefer Madness (1981) – as Samuel Weil
  • Stuck on You! (1982) – as Samuel Weil
  • The First Turn-On! (1983) – as Samuel Weil
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984) – as Samuel Weil
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) – as Samuel Weil; co-directed by Richard W. Haines
  • Troma’s War (1988) – as Samuel Weil
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
  • The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
  • Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)
  • Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
  • Terror Firmer (1998) – based on his book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger
  • Troma’s Edge TV (1999–2001) – 26 half-hour episodes
  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
  • All the Love You Cannes! (2002)
  • Parts of the Family (2003) – as Gabriel Lloyd, co-directed by Léon Paul De Bruyn)
  • Tales from the Crapper (2004)
  • Make Your Own Damn Movie! (2005)
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
  • Splendor & Wisdom (2008)
  • Direct Your Own Damn Movie (2009)
  • Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (2010)
  • Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013)
  • Grindsploitation: segment Untitled (2017)
  • Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2 (2017)

Producer only

  • Rappacini (1968)
  • Sugar Cookies (1973)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
  • Mother’s Day (1980)
  • The Final Countdown (1980)
  • The Dark Side of Midnight (1984)
  • Screamplay (1985)
  • Igor and the Lunatics (1985)
  • Girls School Screamers (1986)
  • Combat Shock (1986)
  • Fortress of Amerikkka (1988)
  • Dialing for Dingbats (1989)
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994)
  • Blondes Have More Guns (1995)
  • DeCampitated (1998)
  • Sucker: The Vampire (1998)
  • Cannes tromatized (2000)
  • The Rowdy Girls (2000)
  • Parts of the Family (2003)
  • Slaughter Party (2005)
  • Mother’s Day (2010)
  • Teenape Vs. the Nazi Monster Apocalypse (2011)
  • Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical (2011)
  • Father’s Day (2011)
  • Hack Job (2011)
  • B.C. Butcher (2016)

Actor

  • The Battle of Love’s Return (1971)
  • Cry Uncle! (1971)
  • The Love Thrill Murders (1971)
  • Rocky (1976) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  • Slow Dancing in the Big City (1979)
  • The Final Countdown (1980)
  • Cannes Man (1996)
  • Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
  • Orgazmo (1997) – directed by Trey Parker
  • Terror Firmer (1998)
  • Tales from the Crapper (2003)
  • LolliLove (2003) – directed by Jenna Fischer
  • Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
  • Harry Knuckles and the Pearl Necklace (2004)
  • Slither (2006) – directed by James Gunn – cameo
  • Attack of the Tromaggot (2006)
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
  • Crank: High Voltage (2009)
  • Gamer (2009)
  • Incest Death Squad (2009)
  • The Uh-Oh! Show (2009)
  • Hanger (2009)
  • The 7 Nightmares Girl (2009)
  • Klown Kamp Massacre (2010)
  • Super (2010)
  • Killer Hoo Ha (2010)
  • Hatchet II (2010)
  • Tetherball: The Movie (2010)
  • Bloodbath in the House of Knives (2010)
  • Caesar and Otto meet Dracula’s Lawyer (2010)
  • Caesar and Otto’s Deadly XMas (2011)
  • Hack Job (2011)
  • Fathers Day (2011)
  • Creep Van (2012)
  • Evil Head (2012)
  • Horror House (2012)
  • LocoCycle (2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)* – directed by James Gunn
  • Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)
  • Science Team (2014)
  • Banjo (2014)
  • Stick 10 Even More Swag: The United League of Stereotypes (2014)
  • Dyke Hard (2014)
  • 1 Chance 2 Dance (2014)
  • The Fappening (2015)
  • ABCs of Superheroes (2015)
  • Killer Rack (2015)
  • The Transfiguration (2016)
  • Spidarlings (2016)
  • Blood Curse: The Haunting Of Alicia Stone (2016)
  • Escaping The Dead (2016)
  • Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2016) – cameo
  • Cell (2016) – cameo
  • Diary of a Fatman (2016)
  • I Filmed Your Death (2017)
  • Another Cinema Snob Movie (2019) – Stanley Golightly
  • I Scream on the Beach! (2020)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)* – directed by James Gunn – cameo

Books

  • All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger (with James Gunn)
  • Make Your Own Damn Movie (with Adam Jahnke and Trent Haaga)
  • The Toxic Avenger: The Novel (with Adam Jahnke)
  • Direct Your Own Damn Movie (with Sara Antill and Kurly Tlapoyawa)
  • Produce Your Own Damn Movie (with Ashley Wren Collins)
  • Sell Your Own Damn Movie (with Sara Antill)
  • Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons (Foreword by Lloyd Kaufman)