Milwaukee’s Twisted Dreams Film Festival is coming soon—April 13-15 to the Times Cinema, to be exact—and the homegrown indie horror fest has already nabbed some solid judges. Chief among them is Lloyd Kauman, co-founder of legendary low-budget production and distribution company Troma. Covering everything from The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High to Tromeo And Juliet and Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead, Troma has long been a staple of T&A, blood and guts, and bad taste. Where would an entire generation of film buffs be without formative late-night VHS viewings of, say, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.?

Here’s the full press release:

Milwaukee, WI-The new presenting sponsor for the third year of the Twisted Dreams Film Festival will be Precision Color Graphics. The festival has also gained a new supporting sponsor, AdBidtise.

Festival judges have also been confirmed. There will be three features judges: Joe Randazzo, an independent screenwriter and producer whose scripts have won over 20 awards, actress and burlesque performer Theda de Sade, and the legendary Lloyd Kaufman, the writer-director of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger,” and founder of the independent horror film and distribution company Troma.

The judges for Wisconsin films will be John Adler, a morning show host on 102.1 WLUM FM, Wisconsin filmmaker Adam Krause, and Angela Catalano, co-founder and programmer at Shotgun Cinema. The shorts judges will be Jean-Claude LeBlanc, who was last year’s TDFF winner for Best Short, Mack Bates, an award-winning writer, Rex Sikes, a producer, director, and SAG actor, and Michael Graeve, a paranormal investigator and writer.

The Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival is still accepting entries, and will occur at the Times Cinema at 5906 W. Vliet St. on Friday, April 13-15. More information can be found at