RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH: VOLUME 1 (2013) Reviews and overview

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Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 is a 2013 American sci-fi comedy horror feature film directed by Lloyd Kaufman from a screenplay by Travis Campbell, Casey Clapp, Derek Dressler, Aaron Hamel and Kaufman himself.

The movie stars Rick Collins, Dan Snow, Clay Von Carlowitz, Kelsey Lehman, David Hook, William Dreyer, Lemmy (from rock band Motörhead), Jeff Lasky, Michael C. Schmahl, Jess Mills and Lloyd Kaufman.

Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?


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“With two up-and-coming leads who show no fear, Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 goes for broke with its gore, sex, and campiness. This is a gooey splatterfest reminiscent of ’80s horror comedies, such as Evil Dead 2 and Dead Alive. Diabolically hilarious and over-the-top campy, this latest Nuke ‘Em High installment aims to get a reaction, whether it be a shock or laugh, from its audience.” Bloody Disgusting

” … one of the most insane American made splatter films that I’ve ever seen to date, one that falls in-line with all those ridiculous Sushi Typhoon titles made by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Noboru Iguchi, if you haven’t seen those then just think of Evil Dead 2, if you liked that you’ll probably enjoy this.” Alex DiGiovanna,


“By the usual standards of Troma films, this is typical in that it’s barely a movie, and the non-stop vulgarity becomes an ordeal by the hour point. But the picture isn’t plotted with story beats, only shock moments: what to make of the sequence when a lesbian’s irradiated penis devours a man’s heart? The blanks are filled by one-liners regarding school shootings and George Zimmerman, funny not because of their wit but their audacity.” Gabe Toro, The Playlist

“There will undoubtably be audiences proclaiming Kaufman simply is exploiting sex for perversion, violence for sickness, and dialogue for shock, but believe it or not, everything Kaufman does is calculated. Lloyd’s delivery goes to undoubted extremes, but that’s everything Troma has been built on, and Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 delivers that calculated assault of insanity in droves.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

“Filled with unapologetic, non-PC humour, and peppered with references to Troma’s back catalogue, as well Glee, Carrie and Rock n Roll High School, this cheesy horror romp’s outrageousness will delight Troma fans, while newbies will be left in a state of deep shock by the puerile slapstick comedy – care for a giant penis, anyone?” Peter Fuller, Kultguy’s Keep






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