Troma Entertainment – long known and loved for their indie-as-can-be horror-camp schlockfests – is back with another potent mix of soft porn, fart jokes, and gore. With a plot that both echoes and builds on 1986′s Class of Nuke ‘Em High, it turns out the power plant that caused so many problems – read: mutations and sexy times – the first time around has now been converted into an organic food factory. A couple of green tacos later, everything’s going crazy; and giant, cannibalistic penises are just the beginning.

In other words, there’s plenty to keep established Troma fans happy here – and if Friday night’s audience is to be taken as any kind of example, Troma fans love with a love that will last the ages. But be warned: while the plot of this film sounds satirical, the gags are all as cheap as can be, and need to be approached with the right kind of drunk attitude. Also, this is actually Volume 1 of the story, and boy, does it end abruptly. Those wishing to sample the delights of this low-budget company would probably be better off starting with something else. Poultrygeist, anyone?

Michelle, Bloody Underrated

Troma hijacked Cannes to hold a screening of their latest movie, and it was so much fun to see a movie with The Toxic Avenger in the audience while everyone else was dressed in a tux waiting to see Jim Jarmusch and Roman Polanski movies. The Tromaville nuclear power plant claims they’re going organic, but their chemicals still turn the Tromaville high students into cretinous mutants. It’s up to Chrissy (Asta Paredes) and Lauren (Catherine Corcoran) to expose the Tromorganic scam and save the high school. The fourth Nuke ‘Em High movie is as gory and titillating as ever, with plenty of offensive references to hot button topics. That’s awesome, but you will actually fall in love with Chrissy and Lauren as they fall in love with each other. I can’t wait for Volume 2.

Fred Topel,