The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the longest surviving independent film label Troma Entertainment. Founder Lloyd Kaufman, well known for creating the iconic film and character The Toxic Avenger (1984), returned to the directors chair for Return To Nuke ‘Em High which is also selected by the Museum of Modern Art as part of their prestigious 2013 ‘Contenders Series’. This is an annual collection of visionary cinema, selecting influential, innovative films made and released during the year.
As far as the story goes, Return To Nuke ‘Em High actually continues where the original Class Of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) and his sequels stopped.
In a way you could look at it as a reboot of the original franchise, made for a new generation. The themes are in the same vein as other classics such as The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, seen through the unique vision of the Troma Team.
The story on itself is pretty simple though. The leaking nuclear plant in Tromaville has made way for a company that provides tacos to the local high school. Little do they know that these contain nuclear waste. The rest you can easily imagine, coming for a label that’s well know for his cult classic B-movies filled with blood, guts, gore and nudity.
The trailer says it all, this is a must-see and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 18.