|release date||April 11 1986|
|director||Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz|
|starring||Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThis is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. Troma classic with good make-up effects and stunts, a pleasant surprise indeed.
Some people don’t get Troma the way the rest of us don’t get Family Circus. I get Troma. Maybe they’re a bit pompous when they hold their own movies as art, but I’m happy the movies get made. I’m even happier when I hear other people have seen them. Think of Troma as the mainstream of obscure cinema. You don’t have to get a bootleg to see these movies; even your parents may have seen one. …Read More