CLASS OF NUKE EM HIGH
Troma were some of the first filmmakers to exploit the fad for low-budget popcorn splatter effects that came about as the result of The Evil Dead (1982). Class of Nuke 'Em High has fairly much been conceived as The Evil Dead meets RocknRoll High School (1980). It wears its punk generation moronicism on its sleeve with the same anarchic enthusiasm that RocknRoll High School did. The Toxic Avenger was a film that left a bad taste in the mouth with Tromas persistent efforts to get in peoples faces and be offensive. In its favour, it must be said that Class of Nuke 'Em High, which tries to offer up more of the same, is marginally better and certainly a more technically polished film.
That said, Class of Nuke 'Em High still offers up the usual barrage of moron-level gags, gratuitous T&A and eye-rollingly over-the-top bad acting that is standard for any Troma film. There is the usual round of Troma bad taste gags hoodlums faking epileptic seizures to beat up old ladies for their handbags, a doctor throwing a urine sample in a patients face. The silliest scene is a dream sequence where the nominal hero Gilbert Brenton gets a four-foot tall erection, heroine Janelle Brady becomes pregnant and then a tentacle pokes out of her bloated stomach. There is no particular plot to the film. Some of the splatter effects fists going through heads and emerging out the other side, a guy being punched in the mouth and the punchers arm being forced all the way down his throat to the elbow, a rider being decapitated on a motorcycle are well accomplished.
This version of Class of Nuke 'Em High appears to be missing some of the more extreme effects it is only 77 minutes in running time as opposed to the advertised 92 minutes. The film is set in the fictional town of Tromaville that was also the setting for The Toxic Avenger and a number of Tromas other films.
Troma made two Class of Nuke 'Em High sequels: Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991) and Class of Nuke 'Em High Part III: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994).
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