Deep Fried Interview: Return to Nuke ‘Em High cinematographer Justin Duval

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Troma, that New York-based bastion of unabashed bad taste, has been around for nearly 40 years, but the studio remains best known for a pair of mid-1980s movies that mixed the satirical and the scatological – The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High.

The latter recently received the remake treatment, directed by none other than Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman himself and presented in two volumes, the first of which just hit home video. Yes, much like Kill Bill and the final entry in every young adult franchise, a single film simply couldn’t contain all of the social satire, buckets of gore and flatulence jokes Return to Nuke ‘Em High has to offer. Continue Reading ›

Deep Fried Interview: Cinematographer Benji Bakshi talks the creature feature Big Ass Spider!


Between all the sharnados and sharktopuses (or is it sharktopi?), the schlocky CGI creature feature has become a subgenre embraced almost solely for its charming ineptitude. But Big Ass Spider! makes it clear in its very first scene that its aim is loftier than being enjoyed ironically. Continue Reading ›