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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 »

Goofs

Soon after the end credits start rolling, director Krishna Shah's first name is misspelled as 'Written By Kirshna Shah.' See more »

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Jessie: You're neat.
Cassie: No, I'm not.
Jessie: Yeah, ya are.
Cassie: ...shakes head...
Jessie: Yeah, ya are.
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Soon after the end credits start rolling, director Krishna Shah's first name is misspelled as 'Written By Kirshna Shah.' See more »

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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Morte Ascendere
Written by Paul Sabu
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This movie is a travesty to both 80's hard rock and zombie movies.
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was given this film on DVD as a present by a friend. Giving this movie a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10 is not fair. Negative numbers should be possible.

Granted, its so terrible that its slightly funny (like when and old woman turns out to be Hitler in disguise), for the most part this movie was simply terrible.

You have to suffer through an entire sequence of these Bon Jovi looking idiots dancing around to music that is more like really bad disco/elevator music. I like 80's cheese metal. There was none in this movie.

It is the single least convincing zombie movie ever made. The production values and special effects of this movie amounted to effects that you can make yourself (even if you are mentally retarded and can only use your feet). The zombies simply look like people with flour dashed on them and lots of mascara.

Most real bad movies at least have something that passes for a plot. Not this one. It was just several scenes put together with more "zombies" (people with flour sprinkled on them) at the end than that at the beginning.

I dunno. Maybe I should have been high when I watched this. I just felt like an hour of my life was wasted on something that was so terrible you could not even laugh at it. It was like watching a car accident, but a car accident at least has really good special effects.

The CIA ought to use this movie to interrogate terrorists.


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