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Troma Double Bill: Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ’Em High

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Troma Double Bill: Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ’Em High

Forget the Fringe – there’s no better place to be this week than watching the disgracefully good double bill of Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ’Em High. These public screenings of two 1980s classics from the cult shock exploitation production and distribution company Troma Entertainment will be followed by a Q & A with Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufmann. Cult Fiction, a new rare and deleted film store in Newington, Edinburgh, sponsors this event. Some tickets are still available.

Cameo, Edinburgh, Thu 13 Aug.

The Toxic Avenger

  • 3 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Herz/Samuel Weill
  • Cast: Andree Maranda, Mitchell Cohen, Jennifer Baptist.

Ultratrash offering from the Troma stable, which also brought you Redneck Zombie, Rabid Grannies and Surf Nazis Must Die. This one has the high school nerd fall into a vat of toxic waste only to emerge as a do-gooding mutant killer.

Class of Nuke 'em High

  • 1986
  • US
  • 86 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Richard W Haines, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
  • Cast: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard

Radioactive waste starts to mutate the kids at a local high school in this irreverent, gory nonsense from the kings of trash Troma. Features a Q&A with Troma's Lloyd Kaufman.

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