In the original Troma classic Class of Nuke 'Em High and its sequel Return to Nuke 'Em High, Tromaville high school is overrun by a gang of mutated, radioactive post-apocalyptic punks called THE CRETINS.
To celebrate the Hamilton Premiere of Return to Nuke 'Em High (Volume 1), we are holding a CRETIN COSTUME CONTEST!
Thanks to our amazing sponsors FANGORIA MAGAZINE & HAMMER CITY RECORDS, we'll be giving away fantastic prize packages to those who show up in the wildest and most imaginative Cretin costumes.
- FIRST PLACE: Fangoria Prize Pack valued at over $150
- SECOND PLACE: Hammer City Records Prize Pack valued at $50
- THIRD PLACE: Horror in the Hammer DVD Prize Pack valued at $40
How to Dress Like a CRETIN
The Cretin aesthetic is a DIY mixture of punk, rockabilly, and rock-n-roll mixed with a Mad Max post-apocalyptic waste-lander style with the trappings of comic book gang uniformity ala The Warriors. Adorning themselves with tattoos, hair dye, and elaborate makeup, Cretins embrace an anything goes assault on fashion and good taste. Common cretin accessories include:
- chains / studs / spikes
- weirdly misappropriated cultural icons
- lots of wild face paint
- mohawks and shaved heads
Use the following examples to inspire your own cretin costume, and grab your tickets to the Hamilton Premiere of RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH (Vol. 1) for your chance to win some awesome prizes!