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Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

 -  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)
Geno Andrews
Sam Mann ...
Bobby
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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You can't keep a good band down! See more »

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Rock Zombies  »

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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: You're weird ya know?
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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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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Na Na Na
Written by Paul Sabu
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I suppose it's the music that really sinks the film. It's really terrible!
21 July 2007 | by (Chinatown, California) – See all my reviews

Ah, eighties music. When it was good, it was good; and when it was forgettable, it lives on only in artifacts such as this movie. Rock and roll zombies, midget Nazi rednecks, a grandma who turns into a werewolf, a nearly mute young girl with Groucho Marx's eyebrows, and Adolph Hitler himself—how can you go wrong with a lineup like that? Very easily! All in all, a bland movie. You can obviously see how the filmmakers were trying to keep themselves interested, with limited results: The Hitler scene (I honestly thought the movie would get better after that); Hitchhiker Girl's repeated interpretive dance sequences; even the deformed dwarf slowly eating his entire body (in the last scene, he's nothing but a head -- and then he sucks his face into his mouth and chews, leaving only a skull). Despite all that, you could almost hear the director yawning. Or maybe that was me.


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