MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 274 this week

Forbidden Zone (1980)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 3,202 users  
Reviews: 88 user | 59 critic

The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Forbidden Zone" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Forbidden Zone (1980)

Forbidden Zone (1980) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Forbidden Zone.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary follows music mogul trying to take belly dance mainstream, a la 'Riverdance.'' Classic Art vs. Commerce conflicts leading up to group's Las Vegas debut.

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Rachel Brice, Issam Houshan, Jillina
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A Los Angeles reporter, who is a former Special Forces commando, investigates a child prostitution ring.

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Mimi Lesseos, Oliver Page, Christopher Cass
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Julius Harris, Meg Foster, Aeryk Egan
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When the Bellydance Superstars were invited to Las Vegas, it was 'judgement time' for this groundbreaking troupe, as well as the art of bellydance itself.

Directors: Richard Elfman, Mahatma Kane Sumatra
Stars: Adoré, Colleen Anderson, Bozenka
Modern Vampires (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger
Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko
Stars: Valeri Kozinets, Natalya Petrova, Andrei Abrikosov
Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sayadian
Stars: Madeleine Reynal, Fox Harris, Laura Albert
House (1977)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ahmed Lallem
Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Saïd Helmi
Gambit's Game (2015)
Thriller

An outbreak of brutal home invasions has been terrorizing the City of Los Angeles, by what the press has dubbed "The Invaders." After months without being any closer to stopping them, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Curt Clendenin
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This film chronicles the bizzare story behind the making of the all time cult classic "Forbidden Zone", as well as providing a brief history of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo that ... See full summary »

Director: Derrick Scocchera
Stars: Matthew Bright, Danny Elfman, Marie-Pascale Elfman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Gisele Lindley ...
Jan Stuart Schwartz ...
Marie-Pascale Elfman ...
Virginia Rose ...
Gene Cunningham ...
Huckleberry P. Jones / Pa Hercules (as Ugh-Fudge Bwana)
Phil Gordon ...
Hyman Diamond ...
Matthew Bright ...
Squeezit & René Henderson (as Toshiro Boloney)
...
...
Joe Spinell ...
Brian Routh ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Martin von Haselberg ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Edit

Storyline

A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her. Written by Scott Murdock <scottm@kc.grapevine.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A chaotic musical fantasy.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiltott zóna  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the film's commentary, Richard Elfman reveals that the dysfunctional Hercules family was said to be inspired by some "trailer park types" he had lived next door to in Venice: "the father would yell at the mother, the mother would yell at the son, the son would yell at the daughter, the daughter would kick the dog." See more »

Quotes

Renee Henderson: The Queen promised to ream us with twenty inch cattle prods, and I'm still waiting!
See more »

Connections

References Snow-White (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Pleure
Performed by Marie-Pascale Elfman
Written by Jérôme Savary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Weird Fun!
7 February 2002 | by (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Just about the strangest thing I've ever seen. THIS cult classic puts "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to shame if you ask me! Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo perform the music and they even make a strange appearance in the movie. Elfman shines in his brief but delectable role as Satan.

I'm certain that "Forbidden Zone" isn't for everyone, but its loopy, nutty humor will appeal to some folks... especially fans of Boingo. Give it a try! If you thought that Rocky Horror was weird, take a gander at THIS!!


20 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other cult, FZ-like movies Pvt_Joker
This movie is horriable! maj0
favorite song billcosby_sucks
To the haters.... Flight851
Terrifying! cherandscully
Trouble with special features LosHooligans
Discuss Forbidden Zone (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page