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Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | | Horror, Music | 1988 (Greece)
At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Mikl Thor ...
John Triton
Jillian Peri ...
Lou Anne
Roger Eburt
David Lane ...
Teresa Simpson ...
Adam Fried
Denise Dicandia ...
Dee Dee
Jesse D'Angelo ...
Little Boy
Rusty Hamilton ...
Cindy Cirile ...
Mother (as Clara Pater)
Chris Finkel ...
Liane Abel Dietz ...
Mary Eburt (as Liane Abel)
Jim Cirile ...
Gene Kroth ...
Carrie Schiffler ...
Cindy Connelly


At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording studio. Lead singer John Triton gets the band to perform their first night in the farmhouse after dinner, and weird little beasties suddenly appear, and strange things start to happen. Band members (and their tag along girlfriends) begin to act strangely and vanish one by one. Soon, only John Triton remains, and he holds a secret. Finally, the evil shows itself and a battle between heaven and hell ensues.... Written by Chris Rutkowski <rcd1215@mail.purduenc.edu>

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When you raise Hell ... the Devil must be paid - in full! [video cover] See more »


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1988 (Greece)  »

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$53,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The film was originally titled "The Edge of Hell". Producers chose to retitle the film "Rock 'N Roll Nightmare" to help sell the film on the video market. See more »


When John searches downstairs, he's wearing stage make-up and his silver jacket. When he goes upstairs, he's clean-faced and wearing a sweater. Then when he goes back downstairs, he's wearing the make-up and jacket again. See more »


John Triton: [losing his patience] You're wasting my time, bub.
Demon: This is incredible! It is almost no fun to kill one so stupid as to not know who it is that slays him! You are in my domain, and I will kill you as I have killed your pitiful friends!
John Triton: [annoyed] Aw, you killed no one, bub!
Demon: WHAAAT?
John Triton: Or is it less familiar to call you Beelzebub? Or do you prefer Abaddon; or as the Hindus called you, Shaitan; or as you are known to answer to, Ahriman? Belial? Apollyon? Asmodeus? Because, you see... I *do* know you.
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Followed by Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare (2005) See more »

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11 September 2004 | by (IN) – See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that if you don't die from laughter during the last 15 or so minutes of this film, then you are not human.

Starring muscle-bound hero Jon-Mikl Thor, this film opens with dialogue that can't be heard over the musical score and a skeleton popping out of an oven. I mean, this is an EXTREMELY fake-looking skeleton. And the camera lingers on it forever. Then, we get an extremely long van sequence that is shown from multiple camera angles. Yep. Then, we get into a house, which is filled with a few puppet creatures and hilariously bad rehearsals for songs like "ENERGY GETS ME WHERE I WANT TO BE" or something.

Soon, the drummer turns into a demon. And people start to die. And... stuff. But none of that matters, because the ending features Thor wearing a spiked leather thong, boots, wristbands, and a cape while Satan throws Play-Dough starfish at him. Then, the two lock arms and circle around for about 4 minutes. Then, there's fireworks. And the words "I'll see you again, Old Scratch."

That's all you really need to know. Do whatever you can to get this film. A masterpiece.

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