The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

December 30, 2002

So the Wherehouse Music down the road went out of business. A couple months ago, DVDs were 40% off, so I picked up Bad Taste and the Hairspray/Pecker combo. A few weeks ago, DVDs went down to 70% off – and what do I pick up? Girls School Screamers and Toxie III, of course. I swear that Toxie wasn’t there the first time around, or I would have gotten him then…

So everyone makes a big fuckin’ deal about Kill Bill being waaaaay too long and being cut into two films. TROMA was there first. The Toxic Avenger, Part II ran over 4 hours, so it too was split into two volumes. Choke on that, Harvey!

Toxie is back and this time, he’s evil. Toxie unwittingly makes a deal with the devil in order to pay for his blind girlfriend’s eye operation. He becomes total yuppie scum and Tromaville is overtaken by the evil Apocalypse Inc. Fortunately, he sees the light and defeats the devil to save the citizens of Tromaville.

Did you know that if you stick a bad dude’s hand into a VCR, it will grind it down to a nub? Sure enough! Did you also know that a videotape eraser can erase a bad dude’s face? It will! Did you know that bubbles and flames shoot out of Toxie’s ass when he comes? Unfortunately so…

There are lots of shout-outs to Redneck Zombies, one of the first TROMA flicks I ever watched. Too funny.

Now I just have to get ahold of Citizen Toxie…


Year – 1989
Rating – R
Runtime – 102 minutes
Genre – TROMA
Director(s) – Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Writer(s) – Lloyd Kaufman, Pericles Lewnes
Actor(s) – Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Lisa Gaye
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I look at it this way: I'll never have to see the ugliness of poverty, or war, or the Chevrolet Nova." - Claire (Phoebe Legere)