Forbidden Zone (1980) Poster


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The Skeleton Dance (1929) (Short)
One specific camera shot (through the skeleton's mouth) is clearly spoofed in Danny Elfman's dance number in Forbidden Zone. Elfman is a huge fan of 30's cartoons, and has spoofed Skeleton Dance (and related cartoon shorts) quite often.
Bimbo's Initiation (1931) (Short)
Minnie the Moocher (1932) (Short)
Snow-White (1933) (Short)
All of the Fleischer brothers' Betty Boop cartoons are clear influences on the Forbidden Zone's visual style. But this version of the fairy tale, much of which is set in an underground cave, also features an animated skeleton (voiced by Cab Calloway) singing "St. James Infirmary Blues".
Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938) (Short)
A classroom scene features a slightly rewritten version of the musical number "Swinging the Alphabet" from the classroom scene in Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938).

Referenced in 

Night of the Comet (1984)
The movie poster is hanging on the wall in the cinema.

Featured in 

A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' (2004) (Video)
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Monster Man: Forbidden Werewolf (2012) (TV Episode)
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Off the Air: Sports (2014) (TV Episode)
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Grand Hotel (1932)
In the jail cell Pa Hercules says "I want to be alone" a la Garbo.
Wonder Bar (1934)
Blackface performers and Wonder Bar theme song

Spoofed in 

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
In Forbidden Zone, the Kipper Kids at one point appear with rubber bands around their heads and noses. Paul Reubens is a big fan of Forbidden Zone, and does the same thing (for a couple of seconds, in front of a mirror) in one of the opening scenes of Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

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