Class of Nuke ‘Em High



“It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds…And thats’s the good news.”

An appropriately lurid design on this 1986 UK quad for the release of infamous cult independent studio Troma Entertainment’s “Class of Nuke ‘Em High.” The film was directed by Richard W. Haines and Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman (under the pseudonym Samuel Weil) and the story centres on the Tromaville High School in New Jersey, which is located close to a dodgy nuclear power-plant that continuously suffers leaks of hazardous material. The colourful montage on this quad was designed and painted by one of the best British artists working in the advertising industry; Brian Bysouth, (Fascinating Brian Bysouth interview with Eddie Shannon of Film on Paper) whose wonderfully detailed illustrations featured on hundreds of posters over three decades including the hugely popular titles Highlander“, “For Your Eyes OnlyandThe Golden Voyage of Sinbad“. From first year of British release this 1986 UK quad film poster is a truly striking looking film poster, perfectly suited by the British quad landscape format and a very desirable item. Coming directly from the personal archive of the artist Brian Bysouth. With this provenance and in this excellent unrestored original condition it is a tough find and presents to an a very very high standard and is easily the best example of this cult poster I have ever offered for sale with the minimal of handling wear. Originally rolled (as issued) this standout piece has deep, vibrant colours and stunning memorable imagery. An extremely collectable and rare film poster that typifies film making in the 80’s and from an ‘independent’ film company with a hugely loyal and loving fanbase.

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UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided

Country of Origin

UK / British


Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)


Lloyd Kaufman, Richard W. Haines


Brad Dunker, Gil Brenton, James Nugent Vernon, Janelle Brady, Pat Ryan, Robert Prichard

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