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CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH (1986)

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The Buzz: 

     A leak of radioactive waste from the nearby nuclear power plant in Tromaville, New Jersey leads to mutants and murder in the local high school. After smoking pot contaminated by nuclear waste Chrissy and Warren begin having odd side effects which culminates in the upchucking of a mutant baby and a confrontation with the school's honors-students-turned-punk-gang called The Cretins. When The Cretins threaten to harm Chrissy and their mutant baby has grown up to a full sized death machine the only option is for Warren to blow up the school with science!

 

 

 


This must have been Cameron Diaz's first role...

 


Life of the Party:
    As I stated in my interview with Lloyd Kaufman, I believe Troma films to be the pinnacle of the style of movies Tanked Matinee tries to encourage its readers to watch. These movies aren't going to win Academy Awards, but they aren't trying to. They're just fun and funny to watch with just a HINT of a morale to them so that you walk away feeling like there was purpose to the film being made. As any classic Troma title, Class of Nuke Em High is full of nudity, outlandish deaths, over the top characters, and quotable one liners. It's not taking itself seriously and so neither should you. Class of Nuke Em High is, I think, Heathers cooked in radioactive goo. It takes your classic 80s high school comedy and turns all the dials up to 11 with absurdity and then throws in some of that "good ol' ultraviolence", to quote another classic. 

 

Potential Hangovers:
     This is an 80's independent film. So, if you don't like poor film quality or crazy hair and make up... this may not be your thing. Or it may be all the more entertaining to you. But this is also a Troma picture, and anyone who has seen a few Troma pictures knows what that entails. Expect blood, boobs, and people being splattered with weird substances. It's like watching a Gwar show with a plot. This is ideal for the circles I run in, but I know that perhaps there are more mature people out there who may be reading this (but... why?) who don't want to have their senses assaulted by such things. So that's the warning for those lame people... for the rest of us - go grab a six pack with your friends a tune in!

 


  I warned her to put more fiber in her diet....

 

The Vibe:

     I feel like I can recommend most Troma films to our audience and not feel bad about it, but this is a classic. This is right up there with Toxic Avenger if you've maybe seen that one, but missed this. You're going to be entertained by this film, especially when you can turn to your buddy and crack jokes about some of the cheesy dialogue (that knows it's cheesy), ridiculous outfits (The Cretins are just hilarious to look at), and wonder how a teacher turns into an underwear clad dominatrix from one single kiss. This is low budget genius that revels in its low budgetness. I don't even know if "low budgetness" is a word, but there it is. If you're the type who is a bit more high brow, take back a few fingers of scotch before you turn it on so you can loosen up... because you need to loosen up... and once you've had enough that you're enjoying Class of Nuke Em High you'll start to realize maybe your whole life up to this point has been a sham!

 

Plus/Minus:

+Boobs!

+Lots of Green Goo everywhere! 

+So Damn 80's!

-Low budget

    

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Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

Tanked Matinee appreciates film as art, but when you're kicking back on Friday night with a tall Rum & Coke, you're not looking for art, man, you want to be entertained. We're here to recommend the best movies for your night in, whether it's a big party, small get-together, or just a quiet night alone with a bottle of wine or three.

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