3 items from 2012
Class of Nuke 'Em High, 1986.
The students of Tromaville High School find themselves mutating into freaks after buying drugs contaminated by the toxic waste plant.
When Troma weren’t distributing movies, they were making them and while they will always best known for The Toxic Avenger, the second most popular one from their back catalogue is the schlock horror comedy, Class of Nuke ‘Em High.
In a lot of ways, Class of Nuke ‘Em High is a like an unofficial sequel to The Toxic Avenger as it deals with similar issues and in a similar style. Tromaville High School is situated next to a toxic waste factory that spills out into the school and poisons the minds of its students. The worst of which are former ‘smart kids’ - now tribal »
Class Of Nuke ‘Em High
Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan, James Nugent Vernon, Brad Dunker, Gary Schneider, Théo Cohan, Gary Rosenblatt | Written by Richard W. Haines, Mark Rudnitsky, Lloyd Kaufman, Stuart Strutin | Directed by Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman
I’m not sure whether it’s through good or bad luck but I’ve managed to see Class of Nuke ‘Em High on the big screen (35mm) and on Blu-ray in the last few months and both times enjoyed it. There is something about Troma films, especially the ones that are higher quality; they are often bad but strangely enjoyable. It could be that I’m biased I don’t know, I tend to love Troma they’ve done a lot for not only cult movies but for the independent side of film making too. When it comes to their own films though there is no defending them, »
The Toxic Avenger, 1984.
A mild-mannered janitor is transformed into a mutated 'Monster Hero' and sets out to clean up the town of Tromaville, New Jersey.
When looking back in the annals of Troma Entertainment, there is one film that you simply cannot ignore. A film that turned a company around and gave them a mascot that would last them to this day – The Toxic Avenger.
Despite The Toxic Avenger being the turning point for Troma where they decided to solely focus on making horror movies, there is a lot to be admired in the film in terms of comedy. Although very cheesy and hack, The Toxic Avenger is a very funny movie that can easily make you laugh out loud 6 or 7 times. From its incredibly »
3 items from 2012
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