This typically bargain-basement production from Troma – the no-frills company who brought us the cult Toxic Avenger movies – follows a bunch of New Jersey high school kids who suffer radiation mutation from a spillage at the local nuclear plant (which makes the one in The Simpsons look like a model of health and safety).
The monstrously mutated students become the targets of an abominable gang calling themselves The Cretins.
Yes, it’s awfully acted, insanely scripted and cluelessly directed, but criticising a Troma movie is somewhat pointless since they don’t pretend to produce anything other than sick, silly, slimy entertainment for beered-up horror fans.
Inferior sequels followed in 1991 (Class of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown), 1994 (Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid), 2013 (Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1) and 2017 (Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2).
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