Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Death By Weight Machine’ From ‘The Toxic Avenger’ (1984)

Hey everyone!  If you’re looking to shed those extra pounds, one simple way to lose them is by having a weight machine crush your head in half.  If that sounds extreme, that’s because it is.  But you have to make sacrifices to get your body on track, right?  Welcome to this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday where I’m highlighting one of the many great death scenes from Troma’s undisputed B-movie classic, The Toxic Avenger.

For all of you drug dealers out there who like to hang out in sweaty gyms, it’s probably best for you if The Toxic Avenger doesn’t go to your gym.  Why you ask?  Because there are so many creative and fun ways that he can kill you!  Maybe he could strangle you with a jump rope?  Bludgeon you with two barbells?  Or hold you down and jam part of a weight machine through your head until it splits in two.  We’ll go with that last one.  Btw – it’s very polite of Toxie to mop up his messes, don’t you think?

News: John Travolta To Get Toxic??

Take this with a grain of salt or a dash of pepper if you will, but it’s being reported by It’s On The Grid  that John Travolta is attached to star in the remake of Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 B-Movie classic, The Toxic Avenger. Director Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is scheduled to be behind the camera with Lloyd Kaufman contributing as producer and writer as well.  If true, this would be some of the most interesting movie news to “come out” in awhile.

*look who’s been sweatin’ to the oldies!*

Now I for one would welcome John Travolta to Tromaville.  The burning question on everyone’s mind though would be:  who would he play in this toxic remake?  Would he be man enough to grab the big mop and portray our hero Toxie? Or possibly transform, accent and all, into stereotypical Irish cop, Officer O’Clancy?  Better yet….and this would be a stretch of course for more than one reason….but maybe Johnny Boy could be the leader of the street toughs who cause chaos and offer up hilarious dialogue in the restaurant scene.  There would be some pigment issues, but he could step into and try to fill the big army shoes of Frank.  I think he could “pull it off”!

*a bad pun was just made at the expense of my ripped off arm*

Let’s wait and see if this rumor/news gets verified before we start planning our Travolta Troma party.  In the meantime, go back and watch the original Toxic Avenger to see low budget/b-movie perfection at it’s finest.  Just don’t watch Part 2.  Seriously.  Don’t do it.  And while we’re at it – don’t watch Hairspray or you’ll be subjected to this:

*i will haunt your dreams*