Back in 2015, Horrorfuel.com posted that Lloyd Kaufman was requesting help with funding for the second part of Return to Return to Nuke Em High. Well, surprising nobody, the horror community rose to the occasion! Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is extremely proud to announce that they will host the New York State Premiere of ‘Return to Return to Nuke Em High’ aka Vol. 2.
If you are unfamiliar with the series, it deals with students battling mutant monsters, oppressive authority figures, sexual urges, and good taste at a contaminated high school.
“Buffalo Dreams is proud to continue its association with Lloyd and the Troma team,” says festival co-founder Gregory Lamberson. “The premiere for ‘Return to Nuke Em High Vol. 1’ was the craziest in Buffalo history! Lloyd shot his last three films, including Poultrygeist, in Buffalo-Niagara, making Western New York the Tromaville-away-from-Tromaville. We’ve recognized Lloyd and his wife, Pat Sweeney Kaufman, for their important contributions to our local film industry, and we’re thrilled to present the epic conclusion to this legendary franchise on the big screen at the Eastern Hills Cinema.”
The festival’s mission is to present the best independent films from around the world in the genres of action, animation, documentary, drama, fantasy, horror, sci-fi and thriller.
Last year, Lamberson and his partner, Chris Scioli, integrated Buffalo Dreams Family Film Festival, spotlighting young student, family and children’s films, and this year the pair will launch the Lois Weber Award in recognition of excellence by female filmmakers, named after the first female filmmaker in the US. Author Jeff Strand will judge the Unproduced Screenplay Competition.
Thank you to everyone who has and will support ‘Return to Return to Nuke Em High’ and independent films everywhere.