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Troma's "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2" is a film that tackles 21st century issues in the style of 1980s genre films!
Troma's "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2" is a film that tackles 21st century issues in the style of 1980s genre films!
Troma's "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2" is a film that tackles 21st century issues in the style of 1980s genre films!
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Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 is the explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film. The movie is nearly complete, but we need your help to finish the greatest movie in Troma’s 40 year history.

Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 is the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world! 

Stars Catie Corcoran (left) and Asta Paredes (right)
Stars Catie Corcoran (left) and Asta Paredes (right)

When a perverse conspiracy is launched by the demented CEO of a multi-national “organic food” company, our heroines become embroiled in a death defying fight to restore their own humanity, while at the same time saving the entire world from enslavement and the apocalypse. 

The evil CEO Herzkauf, played by director Lloyd Kaufman, finds his body mutated by the very pollutants he sought to spread!
The evil CEO Herzkauf, played by director Lloyd Kaufman, finds his body mutated by the very pollutants he sought to spread!
A former member of the Tromaville High Glee Club, transformed into a blood-thirsty Cretin!
A former member of the Tromaville High Glee Club, transformed into a blood-thirsty Cretin!

Contribute and join the fight against insidious elements of our society: discrimination against the LGBTQ community, rampant bullying in the hallways of our educational institutions, and the never-ending battle against pollutants, genetic modification, and the destruction of our environment. Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 also happens to be the best movie to spring from the loins of Troma Entertainment since The Toxic Avenger!

Debbie Rochon (right) is one of the numerous celebrity cameos seen in 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2.'
Debbie Rochon (right) is one of the numerous celebrity cameos seen in 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2.'

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, creator and director of the inspiring Toxic Avenger franchise, Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 pioneers new vistas in independent filmmaking while also paying tribute to the beloved sexy, gory, and irreverent films of the 1980s. 

These precious one-of-a-kind props, used in the film, are only some of the rewards we're offering!
These precious one-of-a-kind props, used in the film, are only some of the rewards we're offering!

Principal photography has wrapped and we’ve assembled a working cut of the film we know the world will love. We’ve keep costs down (our entire budget less than 1% of your typical Hollywood movie) but we are now faced with the final hurdle. All that remains are the post production costs: sound mixing, color correction, editing, special effects, mastering, etc. Your generous support will get our movie completed and enjoyed by film fans all over the world!

Goal: $50,000 – Feature film completed and released in time for the Toronto International Film Festival, with a fail-safe wide release January 2016.

Color correction removes "fogginess" and allows the blood, slime, and flesh to really pop!
Color correction removes "fogginess" and allows the blood, slime, and flesh to really pop!
There are many green screen shots that need special effects work. This is only one of them!
There are many green screen shots that need special effects work. This is only one of them!

Stretch Goal: In the event that your support exceeds our post-production expenses, every dollar donated over our $50,000 mark will go towards distributing this film in theaters as widely as possible. Want to see Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 playing on screens nation-wide and all over the world? Please donate today!

We’ve put together a great list of exclusive premiums for our fans and backers. In addition to Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 Blu-rays and posters, we’re offering valuable one-of-a-kind props from the movie, a weekend visit at Lloyd Kaufman’s crib, and even prestigious credits in the finished film! Find out more about rewards on the panel to the right.

As you can see, Lloyd Kaufman needs your help! Please Donate!
As you can see, Lloyd Kaufman needs your help! Please Donate!

Risks and challenges

This is Troma’s most ambitious effort ever. The good news is that principle photography, the hardest part of narrative filmmaking, is already complete! The risk now is that the post production may take longer than anticipated. Filmmaking, as it the case with all creative ventures, can take time. However, having done this for 40 years, we are confident we can wrap this film with your support. If we don’t meet our Toronto deadline, we will continue to work toward a January 2016 theatrical release.

We hope you, the fans, are as excited to see our film finished as we are. Please, help us get "Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2" released!

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    Your name displayed and read out loud by Lloyd Kaufman in the official 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2" 'Thank You' YouTube video! Brag to your friends!

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    Digital Script + On-screen 'Thank You' credit! + previous tier

    You're getting the original, full length 'Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High' script...and your name will appear in the credits of the finished film!

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    RTNH 2 Blu-ray + All Previous

    Your own region-free Blu-ray of "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2," signed by Lloyd Kaufman himself! Will also include the full length, making-of "Return to Nuke 'Em High" documentary and other Tromatic goodies.

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    Full sized RTNH 2 poster + all previous

    In addition to the Blu-ray, you'll also get the official, full sized theatrical "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2" poster!

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    30 minute video consultation with Lloyd Kaufman + all previous

    Talk with the legend himself, Lloyd Kaufman! Chat about anything for 30 minutes on Skype...Troma history, fimmaking, life advice, he's all ears! You'll also get everything in the previous tiers.

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    Poster pack + All previous rewards

    In addition to everything else, you're also getting SIX full sized Troma posters: "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Vol 2," "The Toxic Avenger," "Poultrygeist," "Citizen Toxie," "Class of Nuke 'Em High," AND "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1." Autographed by Lloyd Kaufman and eBay ready!

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    NYC Bus Tour with LK! + all previous

    Looking for some excitement? Join Lloyd in the Big Apple for a thrilling NYC bus tour! You're also getting the poster pack, the signed 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2' Blu-ray, a digital script, and a credit in the film!

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    Private sit down lunch with Lloyd Kaufman! + all previous (excluding the bus tour)

    Lloyd will buy you lunch! Join him in NYC for a fully paid sit-down lunch. Talk about your life, your career, or even Lloyd's current views on interpretive dance--anything you want!

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    Your movie on Blu-ray + all previous (excluding bus tour and lunch)

    Send us your completed short film--10 minutes or less--and we'll make it a bonus feature on the official 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Vol 2' Blu-ray!* You also get the Blu-ray, poster pack, digital script, Lloyd Kaufman Skype, and a credit in the finished film.

    *For legal reasons, submissions are subject to local + federal laws/prohibitions

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    Lloyd Kaufman directs your short film + all previous (excluding Tiers 7-9)

    Send us an original script for your movie (must be 5 minutes or less) and Lloyd will direct it with the Troma Team Players! Your film will then premiere on the official TromaMovies YouTube channel and select video platforms!

    Also includes all prizes from Tiers 1-6.

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    Monster duck prop + all previous

    We'll give you the one-of-a-kind evil duck prop (see photo) that was used in the film. Its mouth really moves! Includes all prizes in Tiers 1-6.

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    You can own the craziest movie monster you'll ever see on film. Includes all prizes in Tiers 1-6.

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    Lloyd Kaufman weekend visit + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit

    Lloyd will fly himself out to visit you (anywhere in the world) for one weekend. Use him however you want: he'll clean your house, cook your dinner, walk your pet duck--you decide!

    You'll also be credited as an Executive Producer on the finished film.

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    Party with the Kaufmans + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit

    If you'd rather come visit Lloyd in the Big Apple, he and his mutant family will host you in his house for the weekend. They'll feed you, house you, etc. Party with the Kaufmans!

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