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



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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)
Brian Routh ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Martin von Haselberg ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)


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 <>

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A chaotic musical fantasy.


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21 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiltott zóna  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The headlines on Pa's newspapers are:
  • Man Bites Dog Then Bites Self

  • French Girl Missing, Strange Circumstances.

  • Two More Missing, Similar Circumstances.

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Ma: Flash, be sure and tie your grandfather up and check the knots real good. While he was sniffing around for food yesterday, he nearly wandered into the Forbidden Zone.
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Referenced in Night of the Comet (1984) See more »


Minnie the Moocher
Composed by Cab Calloway (as Calloway) and Irving Mills (as Mills)
Lyrics by Danny Elfman
Performed Oingo Boingo (as The Oingo-Boingo)
Produced by Loren-Paul Caplin
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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!!

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