On Saturday, November 16th the Horror Realm convention put together a trifecta of Troma films that included two classics, “Mothers Day” and “Class of Nuke ‘em High” and Troma’s latest release “Return to Nuke ‘em High Vol 1.” In
addition to showing the films there was also a vendor selling everything Troma, including DVD’s, posters and toys.
As the doors opened many of Pittsburgh’s faithful horror community filled the theater. The setting of
the theater lends itself to socializing and discussing films and fitting a day where we were returning to
Nuke ‘em High it felt like a reunion atmosphere. At the end of the day many satisfied fans left with
smiles on their faces and many of them with a bagful of Troma goodies. As far as the films for the day“Mothers Day” and “Class of Nuke ‘em High” are classics in their own right and have been written about many times . “Return to Nuke ‘em High Vol 1.”, put itself in contention to join these two films as long term fan favorites. The film begins with a recap of the original “Nuke ‘em High” movie and a quick story about what has happened in Troma since the end of the first film.
Troma and Lloyd Kaufman once again have created a film that takes advantage of current events for the storyline to center around. The nuclear power plant is gone but it has been replaced by an environmentally friendly food company, built on the spot of the nuclear power plant. This company provides the food for the rebuilt Troma High School. The school is full of typical over the top Troma characters that would be annoying in any other movie but somehow work in Lloyds films. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what happens when the food produced at the site of the old nuclear plant site reaches the students of Troma High. It’s an hour and a half of ridiculous gags, boobs and disgusting moments. Exactly what you hope for and expect from a Troma movie. All in all a good entry into the
Troma library and I am excited for the 2014 release of Vol. 2. Which will be part of another Tromafest at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, PA