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May Is For Monsters!

The Toxic Avenger

Directed by
Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz

Central Cinema finally finds its way to Tromaville with a special four-night run of the crime-fighting mutant janitor that started it all: the Toxic Avenger! One of the most influential independent cult films of all time, The Toxic Avenger broke new ground in goofy  transgression and made Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz a whispered household name among VHS-era teens.

“It may be trash, but it has a maniacally farcical sense of humor, and Tromaville’s evildoers are dispatched in ingenious ways.” – New York Times

Welcome to TROMAVILLE, NEW JERSEY – a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by, while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is MELVIN, a nerdy emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes THE TOXIC AVENGER! A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the TOXIC AVENGER, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history! The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun. See the film that spawned the comic book, website, cartoon, action figures and three sequels to date! Experience the action that made Troma Entertainment a cinematic legend! Still a classic three decades later! See THE TOXIC AVENGER!

USA
1984
82
minutes
• Rated
R

Starring
Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist