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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 ...
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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

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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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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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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Morte Ascendere
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Unendurable, even when drunk ...
8 March 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Ten years ago, I would have instantly and blindly considered this to be a great film purely based on the title and awesome DVD-cover. In the meanwhile, however, I struggled myself through enough bad movies to know what a film like "Hard Rock Zombies" really stand for: multiple overlong interludes in which horrible songs are played from start to finish, a non-existent storyline build around an untalented band and of course a complete absence of atmosphere, tension or black comedy. The horrible rock band (that is so not HARD-rock they're playing) of which I can't even remember the name arrives in a little town that disapproves of music. Yes, this is somewhat of a horror parody on "Footloose" only not that funny or memorable. Instead of a puritan reverend, the band members in this town are up against demented characters like a werewolf grandmother in a wheelchair, evil midgets and the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler himself. The band losers get killed but return from the death even stupider looking than before and take their revenge. Even if you can get past the shameless Nazi propaganda footage and the totally random "Psycho" imitations, "Hard Rock Zombies" is still a dreadfully dumb and boring movie! There's an endless amount of padding, not only through lame music but also through dialog sequences that are purposelessly stretched. There's a gore, but of the lamest kind and the jokes aren't even funny when you're drunk or stoned. There's a scene, for example, in which one brainiac states: "Ghouls don't like head, so they'll let us escape". What? Next thing you see is literally people walking past the ghouls whilst holding pictures of giant heads. There's no way I can be intoxicated enough for humor like this. I do reward this retarded film with one whole point extra for the self-devouring midget. That was quite cool.


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