When last we visited Tromaville, site of 1985's THE TOXIC AVENGER, the town was rocked by strange happenings after a harassed young man fell into a vat of hazardous chemical waste and became a superstrong monster. Now Tromaville, the self-dubbed "Toxic Waste Capital of the World,"
experiences another series of catastrophes after a leak at the nearby nuclear power plant infects the water supply. At Tromaville High, a student drinks from a water fountain, starts spewing green gunk, and later in class begins foaming at the mouth and ears, attacking a classmate before diving
out a window and dissolving into a steaming pile of noxious jello. Former honor society kids are suddenly transformed into a vicious gang of heavy-metal creeps, who call themselves the Cretins and terrorize the school. Meanwhile, a monster grows in a vat of toxic waste in the basement . . . CLASS
OF NUKE 'EM HIGH does have a kind of loopy charm and ingenuousness that keeps its aggressive stupidity from being too offensive. The violence is explicit to the point of silliness (one memorable moment of gore occurs as the monster punches right through a girl's head and then wags its fingers to
show us that they came out the back of her skull). There are a number of good lines, including the nuclear plant manager's solemnly telling reporters, "This plant will be here long after most of you are gone." The technical credits and production values are up to Troma's usual low standards, and
the acting is laughably wooden; but it's all harmless enough and guaranteed to make money for Troma.
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