Toxic Schlock (81m) [2017]

A quiet seaside town is stalked by a killer while a group of environmentalists lay low. But will Mae and her Dad discover who the killer is before the zombies invade?

The film has been accepted for distribution by Troma Entertainment Inc and released on TromaNow on 1 September 2018.

@NOFSpodcast: “Toxic Schlock is exactly what it says on the box […] Metaphors are great and all, but I like it when a thing does what it says it does”. (Nightmare On Film
Street Podcast)

  • Sam Mason Bell
    Director
    IA, Drug Tours, The Animals
  • Tony Newton
    Director
    Gore Theatre, Grindsploitation
  • Sam Mason Bell
    Writer
    IA, Drug Tours, The Animals
  • Tony Newton
    Writer
    Gore Theatre, Grindsploitation
  • Hill Burton
    Producer
    Parasites, Slasher House 2
  • Sam Mason Bell
    Producer
    IA, Drug Tours, The Animals
  • Tony Newton
    Producer
    Gore Theatre, Grindsploitation
  • Cindy Valentine
    Key Cast
    Bait, The Making Of
  • Martin W. Payne
    Key Cast
    Parasites, All Above Board
  • Simon Berry
    Key Cast
    Bait, P.A.I.N., Fixer
  • Chris Mills
    Key Cast
    The Making Of, Maniacal
  • Rebecca Rolph
    Key Cast
    -
  • Jackson Batchelor
    Director of Photography
    The Making of, Discarnate
  • Katie Johnson
    Make-up
    Bloodchild, The Silverfield Project
  • Jon Youell
    Sound Design
    Right Here Right Now
  • Oleg Hammal
    Original Score
    IA (Industrial Animals)
  • Simon Berry
    Original Score
    Bait, P.A.I.N., Fixer
  • Lewis Wilson
    Special Effects
    -
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    DIgital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CosmoCinema International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 10, 2018
    World
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Troma Entertainment Inc
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Sam Mason Bell, Tony Newton

Tony Newton is a Essex based filmmaker and producer, owner of Vestra Pictures and BodyBag Films who has produced over 15 distributed films including Troma's "Grindsploitation" film series, "VHS Lives :A Schlockumentary", "VHS Lives: Undead Format", "60 Seconds to Die", "60 Seconds 2 Die", "2 Die For", "Virus of the Dead", "Conspiracy X", "Home Videos" , "Gore Theatre" and "Tales of Hell”.

Tony also works alongside Sam Mason Bell of "Trash Arts" bringing upcoming and talented filmmakers work into the mainstream working on anthology films and festivals.

Sam Mason Bell was born in Portsmouth UK (1989). Since 2007 he has produced/directed/written several short films and several zero budget feature films including Flummox (2007), Love You Too (2009), The Wasters (2012), Evol (2014), Drug Tours (2014), The Animals (2017), IA (2017), and Toxic Schlock (2018). Alongside Tony Newton, Sam has also produced various horror anthology's such as Conspiracy X, Home Videos and Maniacal. He is also co creator with Jackson Batchelor on the online web series “The Making Of” and a co-producer of the documentary series “Rethinking”. In 2016 Sam started a web show “Right Here, Right Now”. Sam Mason Bell is also a director of The “Making Waves Film Festival” in Portsmouth, UK.

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