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Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | November 2013 (USA)
When the other students begin to undergo mutations, a lesbian couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chrissy Goldberg
... Lauren
Vito Trigo ... Leonardo
... Eugene 'The Machine' McCormack
Zac Amico ... Zack
Mike Baez ... Donatello
Tara E. Miller ... Rachel Ruysch
... The President
Michael C. Schmahl ... Worker #1 (as Mike Schmal)
... Worker #2
Jess Mills ... Taco (and ear) Eater
... Lee Harvey Herzkauf
Babette Bombshell ... Principal Westly
John Renna ... Concerned Factory Worker
Ashley A. Chris ... Anti-Purity Girl


Return to Nuke 'Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School. Written by O2D

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The actor who played Father O'Houlihan (Brian Cheverie) Graduated from the school used in the movie (Niagara Falls High- old building) class of 1974. He is also the same actor that played Father O'Houlihan in Troma's Poultrygeist. See more »


When Ms. Crabtree is attacked by the Cretins, she is heard screaming albeit her mouth never moves. See more »


Donatello: We've mutated! And my wheelchair has illogically mutated as well.
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A step down in quality for Troma, but still fun
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Troma Team and Lloyd Kaufman have been on a roll ever since the 1997 release of Tromeo and Juliet. That film spawned a second golden age of Troma which gave us Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie, and Poultrygeist. These are all some of the very best, most inspired films that the famed independent studio has put out in its nearly 40 years of existence. This golden age might have come to an end with Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1.

This remake (I guess?) of Troma's 1986 Class of Nuke 'Em High certainly has all of the signature Troma elements in place. Gore, gross-out humor, gratuitous nudity, and social satire are present in abundance. Something seems to be missing this time around, however. Perhaps the writing is not as sharp this time. I can't quite put my finger on it. The film is also noticeably slicker than Troma's usual efforts. Lloyd Kaufman is a noted devotee of 35mm film and all of his previous directing efforts were shot on film. I'm not sure about Return to Nuke 'Em High. It almost looks like it was shot digitally. There are also a number of CGI effects this time around, which I think is a first for Troma. The cast was quite good and the actors did their best with the uneven script. I liked the soundtrack quite a lot also.

To sum up, Return to Nuke 'Em High Part 1 will not rank among Troma's best. It does not compare to The Toxic Avenger, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie or Poultrygeist. It just didn't knock my socks off like those films did. However, it is an entertaining film with a few moments of brilliance. It is certainly better than Class of Nuke 'Em High Parts 2 and 3. Here's hoping that Part 2 is an improvement. The trailer looks promising.

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