Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown is a 1991 science-fiction comedy horror feature film about a college where weird experiments are being conducted amidst the toxic waste.
Directed by Eric Louzil (Night of the Beast; Fortress of Amerikkka) and [uncredited] Donald G. Jackson (Hell Comes to Frogtown) from a screenplay co-written by Louzil, Lloyd Kaufman, Carl Morano, Mark F. Roling, Jeffrey W. Sass and Matt Unger, the Troma production stars Brick Bronsky, Lisa Gaye, Leesa Rowland and Michael Kurtz.
Tromaville’s nuclear reactor has been rebuilt and the Nukamama Corporation that funded it has incorporated a new college, the Tromaville Institute of Technology (T.I.T.), inside the design, as an effort to atone for the events of the first film.
Located inside the nuclear plant, is where Professor Holt who has perfected a race of ‘Sub-humanoids’; living beings without emotions, who have been created and programmed to perform menial tasks. When school reporter Roger Smith meets a beautiful subhumanoid named Victoria, they fall in love.
However, the creatures have a tendency to go into spontaneous meltdown. Roger is now determined to save Victoria from this messy fate, but first, he’ll have to face the giant mutant squirrel, Tromie, who attacks Tromaville tech in the climax…
” …nothing tops the opening ten minutes of the feature. While presenting a modest refresher on the events of Class of Nuke ‘Em High, the sequel quickly explodes with chaos, utilizing a flash-forward that reaches all the way to the climax as a way to lasso audience attention.” Blu-ray.com
“The pacing is a little uneven and the comedy isn’t effective enough. The effects however are quite good, especially for the budget they had available on this. Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown fails in delivering the same entertainment that the first one did. It’s a decent entry in the Troma catalogue…” Cinema Terror
“Class of Nuke ‘E High Part II is manic, unruly, unquestionably incoherent fun. Watching Lisa Gaye’s Marge Simpson hairdo adds to the picture’s anything-goes mentality (the film often reminds us directly it is a sequel – talk about postmodernist) […] It is a messy, overindulgent, outrageous oddity, and it has its tongue firmly placed in all of its orifices.” Jerry Savaria at the Movies
“The rubbery special effects are fun (with a latex mouth navel reminiscent of the then-recent Doctor Caligari), and as usual there’s a lot of gross-out bodily fluid humor and anti-corporate jabs along the way. The music’s a lot of fun, too. Basically, if you love vintage Troma and don’t mind a few narrative speed bumps, this one delivers the goods…” Mondo Digital
“Subhumanoid Meltdown, which was directed by Eric Louzil, is as riotously energetic as it is truly tasteless. Along with the kitchen sink, it throws in just about everything that was ever sucked down the drain.” Stephen Holden, The New York Times, April 12, 1991
” …there are some great creature and gore effects here to compliment the rampant nudity and stupidity. Had the pacing been better, this might have worked as well as the first movie, but that doesn’t happen. It’s still worth a watch though, and hey, it’s got a pretty great theme song too.” Rock! Shock! Pop!
Cast and characters:
- Brick Bronsky … Roger Smith
- Lisa Gaye … Professor Holt
- Leesa Rowland … Victoria
- Michael Kurtz … Yoke
- Scott Resnick … Dean Okra
- Jacki Moen … Diane / Bald Subhumanoid (as Jacquelyn Rene Moen)
- Robert Dawson … Murray (as M. Davis)
- Phil Rivo … Harvey / Malathion Man
- Erica Frank … Tour Guide
- Sharon E. Gardner … Mother with Baby (as Sharon Gardner)
- Bea Lindgren … Grandmother
- Lorraine Parchment … Yoke’s Girlfriend
- Troy Fromin … Yoke’s Sidekick
- Tyler Bowe … Yoke’s Sidekick
- Paul Borghese … Basketball Coach / Toxic Avenger Assistant Director (as Julian Paul Borghese)
- Amy Hilbrich … Basketball Player
- Brad Roth … Chain Smoking Student / Squirrels – The Gang
- Nello Scadato … Nurse Chave (as Nello Scaduto)