Culture at TromaDance: Q&A with the Toxic Avenger's Father, Lloyd Kaufman


While in Park City, Utah,'s Ted Balaker sat down with independent film legend Lloyd Kaufman. Kaufman isn't just the father of the campy horror empire Troma Entertainment, the TromaDance Film Festival, and New Jersey's favorite superhero—The Toxic Avenger.

He's also chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance and deeply concerned about the future of independent art.

Kaufman discusses the Toxic Avenger, TromaDance, and the South Park connection. He also weighs in on the democratization of film, devil-worshiping international media conglomerates, penetrating the hymen of the mainstream, and his new book, Direct Your Own Damn Movie.