This madcap spoof on The Incred ible Hulk is an outlandish mix of gory violence and realistic special effects.

The story concerns Melvin, a 90-pound weakling who works in a body-building club pushing around a mop, and who is hated by the muscular and healthy types that flaunt their bodies before him and the audience.

Following some rather pointless shenanigans in which Melvin is humiliated by the bodybuilders, he jumps out of a window and lands in a truck carrying toxic waste. This transforms him into a hulking monster, but one seeking only to right wrongs in his town and persecute the meanies.

The Toxic Avenger

  • Production: Troma. Director Michael Herz, Samuel Weil; Producer Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz; Screenplay Joe Ritter, Lloyd Kaufman, Gay Terry, Stuart Strutin; Camera James London, Lloyd Kaufman; Editor Richard W. Haines; Music Marc Katz (consult.); Art Director Barry Shapiro, Alexandra Mazur
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 100 MIN.
  • With: Andree Maranda Mitchell Cohen Jennifer Baptist Cindy Manion Robert Prichard Mark Torgl