A nerd is harassed by punks, and is the object of ridicule at work. Enamoured by a co-worker, he buys a tape series on how to be cool, summons up his nerve, and goes to the co-worker's ...
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Harold Kunkle has moved to a new city after the unfortunate incidents in "Killer Nerd." At a nearby high school, a nerd girl is having similar problems to Kunkle's: rampant anti-nerd ... See full summary »
Mark Steven Bosko,
Wayne Alan Harold
A nerd is harassed by punks, and is the object of ridicule at work. Enamoured by a co-worker, he buys a tape series on how to be cool, summons up his nerve, and goes to the co-worker's house, only to find her in the clutches of another co-worker. Dejected, he goes out on the town and parties with some babes, but when their friends, who turn out to be the same punks that harassed him earlier, trash him again something snaps, and the irritants in his life begin experiencing an attrition problem. Written by
Ed Sutton <email@example.com>
Harold Kunkle's glasses alternate between having tape on them and having no tape on them throughout the movie. See more »
Can I help you?
Yes! Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Life has given me lemons, and I'm going to make lemonade. I got a tiger by his tail and he's mean! I got a stiff upper lip and a tight ass.
Uh-huh. Well what can I do for you?
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Poor Harold. A life long nerd. This guy has no social skills, greasy hair, stupid clothes, a ridiculous voice, he's irritating, his peers make fun of him and his only friend is his mother. Yeah, Harold Kunkle is a nerd if there ever was such a thing.
Is there seriously no hope for Harold? Enter Slick Dick. This Infomercial guy might be Harold's one and only hope for social salvation.
Slick Dick seems to know all the right things to say, and do, and how to dress, and most importantly, how to be confident. Or maybe it's just those Back To The Future Solar Shades he was wearing.
Whatever the case, Harold is desperate enough to try anything at this point. So he orders Slick Dick's motivational tape. Finally, the secrets of coolness will be revealed.
And if Slick Dick's advice doesn't work... well, then there's always that killing spree Harold has been thinking about.
Killer Nerd is a comically-hopeless tale of one sad, lonely man-child's burning desire to rise above his own reject status, only to be sabotaged by those who hate those who are different.
Well, them, and his own ridiculous qualities. Or maybe he just needed some Solar Shades.
Brought to us by our pals at Troma, Killer Nerd is some extremely entertaining B-Horror. Also very satirical, typical for the early 90's. Sadly, B-Horror from the 90's doesn't get a whole lot better than this, I mean, it's totally worthwhile and all, but it ain't no Exploitation masterpiece.
Anyone looking for another performance from the legendary Toby Radloff, Townies should do just fine. Oh yeah, and Bride Of Killer Nerd. For more in killer nerds, check out Hitch hike To Hell from Something Weird Video.
Don't expect a hell of a lot, and you won't be let down. If you're expecting to be entertained, as opposed to being impressed, you'll dig it. Killer Nerd only wants to make you laugh. 7/10
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