Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from October 2, 2016

The Toxic Avenger (1984) - Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman

Toxic Avenger is a ridiculous film. From the first scene to the last we are bombarded with the most ludicrous humor and horror. To some it may appear to be far too much. However, to me it was pure genius. I remember seeing Toxic Avenger in the horror aisle at Blockbuster, but something kept me from checking it out. It wasn’t until after high school that I would even watch it. I didn’t know what to expect but I liked what I got. This isn’t a movie to watch with the family. This isn’t going to be a good one to watch with old mom and dad. No. This movie is best viewed in the privacy of your own home. Preferably with friends. Preferably with some sort of mind altering substance. It’s just that kind of picture. 
You can’t look too deeply into this. It’s not Catcher in the Rye. This movie is about a wimpy, shrimpy little nerd named Melvin, who gets bullied by some uber-dickish assholes named Slug and Bozo. These creatons, along with their girlies, get their kicks by running people over. They…