Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)

Reviewed by Creepzilla

Hey kids, today’s installment of Troma features is none other than “The Class of Nuke ‘Em High” .

Nuke em high was Troma’s followup to the toxic avenger. While not as iconic as TA, the films share a common style and feeling …. not to mention themes of hazardous nuclear waste, mutated creatures and over the top bad guys. This film is cut from the same cloth, with similar special effects and gross out gags.

Synopsis :

Strange things are happening in  Tromaville, NJ, the toxic waste capital of the world. The nuclear power plant is on the verge of a major meltdown, and students at neighboring Tromaville high find themselves in the midst of an atomic disaster area.  A teen drinks contaminated water from a drinking fountain, spews green goo out his mouth, and jumps out the window.   The students that were once the preppie honor society are now a gang of “cretins” straight outta mad max. Gasses and goo bubble up from every crack and corner, and strange mutated creatures lurk in the basement.

Amidst this background of chaos, Warren and Chrissy  are all American high school sweethearts, just trying to be normal teenagers in the face of all these oddities.  After smoking a joint of radioactive marijuana the two teens mutate. Chrissy becomes pregnant and gives birth to some vile creature in a bathroom stall. Warren becomes somewhat of a toxic avenger, taking revenge on the cretins.

Class of Nuke Em High is an awesome example of classic underground independent film, and is indeed one of the last of a dying breed.  For best results, watch it immediately following the toxic avenger.

4 out of 5  

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