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July 26, 2009

Blast from the Past: The Toxic Avenger! (Mætenloch)

I had forgotten about the wonderful awfulness that was The Toxic Avenger (1984). It was so bad and over the top that it was actually fun to watch unlike a lot of bad movies. The folks at Troma Films weren't afraid to steer into teh cheese: not only do you have makeup-wearing bad guys in leotards and camo tunics rob a diner, but they also rape a blind girl and kill her dog. And then get beaten with their own arm by a mutant. Their cheese-o-meter does go to 11.

And if you were wondering how they did the special effect of the guy's arm being torn off - well they didn't. The actor was already missing an arm and was wearing a prosthetic earlier in the scene. See - low budget and efficient.

And yeah this clip is blatantly stolen from HolyTaco, but it was just too good not to share.


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