16th January 2013

“Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” Opens in LA on January 16th (with intro appearance by LLoyd!)

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Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that Lloyd Kaufman’s latest film “Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” will be screening from January 16th through January 23rd at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, California. Director, legendary auteur, and creator of the “Toxic Avenger” Lloyd Kaufman will introduce the film and host a Q and A at the theater on January 16th to celebrate the opening and Troma’s 40th Anniversary.

Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 762-4600

After selling out the Museum of Modern Art during it’s induction into the 2013 Contenders series and a successful opening in NY, the critics reviews are in on Lloyd Kaufman’s latest film “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1.” Here’s what the critics are saying:

The New York Times –

“Powered by ribald bursts of bad taste and bodily fluids… The overall effect is [sic] joyous.”

Chicago Now –

“This film has an extremely retro flavor, including the 80s-flavored theme song and typical teenage sterotypes: the heroine of modest means who just wants to save the world, poor little rich girl, dweeby nerds, fat guys, dumb jocks, etc.etc.etc. Director Lloyd Kaufman, in typical Troma style, takes all this and twists it into a hilarious, disgusting mess that both shocks and entertains the viewer.”

Variety –

“Fans…- of Lloyd Kaufman’s infamous Troma … will doubtless[ly] embrace…”

New York Post –

“Return to Nuke ‘Em High” is an occasionally hilarious series of parodies: “Carrie,” “Soylent Green,” “Glee,” “Cat Ballou,”.

Imagine the French lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color” as a raunchy American exploitation flick…

Time Out –

“The films by the fine folks at Lloyd Kaufman’s trashy Troma Entertainment require their own critical scale-consider this one half hilariously awful and half awfully hilarious.”

We Got This Covered –

“There’s nothing comparable to a Troma film, and Lloyd Kaufman is back to his old tricks with his fourth effort in this gratuitous franchise. Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 is not only a satirical assessment of our current society, but it’s a love-letter from Lloyd to his fans.”

“Tromaville High School has never felt so fresh and inviting, ripe with students just begging to be dismembered, pulverized, brutalized, and graphically maimed – which there’s plenty of. Kaufman’s newest high school romp is some of Troma’s best work, right on par with a personal favorite of mine called Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead.”

Crave Online –

“Every scene has something wild in it.

[Asta] Paredes and [Catie] Corcoran give really sincere performances. You really believe the relationship that forms… and it’s legitimately touching…. It’s really a triumph…”

Slant –

“Because it actively defies and outright ridicules all notions of aesthetic intent, proper form, and moral propriety, Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 is essentially impervious to standard critical evaluation.”

The Voice –


Electronic press kit for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Theatrical trailer for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Please visit the Laemmle NoHo 7 website for more information:

Quentin Tarantino has long been a fan and friend of Troma Entertainment. When he made “Kill Bill” in two volumes to create an ‘Event Film,’ Lloyd Kaufman took note: “Michael Herz and I decided that to mark Troma’s upcoming 40th year, we, too, would produce an ‘Event Film’ in two volumes just like Quentin did,” said Kaufman, “except slightly less lavish in the budget department.”

Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 & 2“, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi Event Film with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film—a revisiting of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke ‘Em High—is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but it’s seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team.

Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?

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