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Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Music  |  September 1985 (USA)
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A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange ... See full summary »

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Jessie (as E.J. Curcio)
Sam Mann ...
Bobby
Mick McMains ...
(as Mick Manz)
Lisa Toothman ...
Elsa
Jennifer Coe ...
Cassie
Ted Wells ...
Ron
Jack Bliesener ...
Richard Vidan ...
Sheriff
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Mickey (as H.G. Golas)
Crystal Shaw ...
Mrs. Buff
Vincent De Stefano ...
Olaf
Gary Friedkin ...
Buckey
Christopher Perkins ...
Christian
Michael David Simms ...
Don Matson
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A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange place but that doesn't stop the band's lead singer from falling in love with a local girl named Cassie. After Nazi sex perverts kill the band to satisfy their lusts, Cassie calls the rockers back from the grave to save her, the town, and maybe the world. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Originally, this was only meant to be about 20 minutes long and solely used as the feature movie in American Drive-In (1985). At some point during production, the decision was made to invest a little bit more money and come out with two full length feature films instead of just one. See more »

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After the Band get electrocuted while performing, the blonde woman says "we must get it fixed before someone gets hurt" a mic is visible on top of the screen. See more »

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Jessie: I got it from a book. You know, a boo-ook?
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This film is dedicated to Ramona Evelyn Andrus "Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns..." -- William Wordsworth See more »

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23 June 2004 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

I believe that it was the directors intent to revive the flagging musical genre, and combine it with a cheesy horror plot line. My Brother and I first saw this movie back in the mid 80's , and it was the title that first grabbed my attention as a denim wearing metal head. I watched the movie then and thought it was crap, though the bass line that bought things back to life was brilliant. This movie then fell into obscurity and I have not given it a thought for the near on 20 years since. The other night I saw that Hard Rock Zombies was on the Horror Channel, and the vague memory of a mulleted bass player killing a spider and then bringing it back to life again struck in my mind. I decided to watch it again hoping that the passage of the years would make me understand what was once a nonsensical plot a bit more and hopefully make this painfully bad movie better. So on a nostalgia trip, I decided to record this drivel of a movie, after necking a few cans of strong lager to muster the dutch courage required to face this 80's timewarp, I sat down to watch, and guess what?.......It's still a crap movie, the plot is no easier to understand, the old man that looks like Scottie from Star Trek that half way through turns into Hitler is just absurd, the mulleted bass player looks a little dated now, but that riff is still brilliant. Give this movie a wide arc. If I were to recommend this movie to anyone, deaf and blind people would be at the top of my list as well as people suffering from chronic insomnia. easy contender for the biggest waste of everyone's time and labour EVER. best part(s) the blonde hitchhiker girl in the shower......worth watching for that alone.


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