Cult Low-Budget Film Studio Troma Screens Gross New '#ShakespearesShitstorm' at Humble Monk Brewing

"#ShakespearesShitstorm" is a reimagining of "The Tempest" featuring a luxury cruise to North Korea, sex, violence and a whale laxative.

click to enlarge A still from #ShakespearesShitstorm - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY TROMA ENTERTAINMENT
Photo: Provided by Troma Entertainment
A still from #ShakespearesShitstorm

Get your barf bag ready, Troma Entertainment is coming to town March 25 for a screening of #ShakespearesShitstorm at Humble Monk Brewing.

If you’re not familiar with the proudly sleazy movie production company, Troma Entertainment is responsible for one of cult cinema’s most shocking icons, The Toxic Avenger — also known as Toxie — who will be attending the local screening along with Troma’s founder, Lloyd Kaufman.

#ShakespearesShitstorm is a reimagining of The Tempest, what’s generally accepted to be the last play William Shakespeare wrote.

Adapted for modern times, Troma summarizes the film on its website:

“Prospero (played by director/co-writer 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!”

The film is not recommended for young or queasy audiences. If you’ve ever seen a Troma film, you know exactly why. If not, Troma is known for its outlandishly gory special effects, crude humor and eye-popping sexuality — to say it’s an R-rated event is likely an understatement.

Stop by Humble Monk Brewing in Northside to have a few pints while you enjoy the strange, sadistic and radioactive #ShakespearesShitstorm.

If you want to meet Kaufman but can't make the screening, he's also scheduled to make an appearance at HorrorHound Weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center this weekend. Saturday's tickets are already sold out, so buy Sunday's while you can.

The #ShakespearesShitstorm screening takes place 8-11 p.m. March 25. The evening includes a meet-and-greet, Q&A and snacks from for purchase from NonStop Flavor food truck. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

Humble Monk Brewing, 1641 Blue Rock St., Northside, humblemonkbrewing.com.

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