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When you raise Hell ... the Devil must be paid - in full! [video cover]
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At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jon Mikl Thor ... John Triton
Jillian Peri ... Lou Anne

Frank Dietz ... Roger Eburt
David Lane ... Max
Teresa Simpson ... Randy
Adam Fried
Denise Dicandia ... Dee Dee
Jesse D'Angelo ... Little Boy
Rusty Hamilton ... Seductress
Cindy Cirile ... Mother (as Clara Pater)
Chris Finkel ... Father
Liane Abel Dietz ... Mary Eburt (as Liane Abel)
Jim Cirile ... Stig
Gene Kroth ... Karl
Carrie Schiffler ... Cindy Connelly
Tralle O'Farrell ... Groupie

Lara Daans ... Groupie (as Layra Daans)
Nancy Bush ... Groupie
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Directed by
John Fasano 
 
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Jon Mikl Thor 

Produced by
Cynthia Cirile .... executive producer (as Cynthia Sorrell)
Jerry Landesman .... executive producer
Jon Mikl Thor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Mikl Thor 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Mackay 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Williams 
 
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Wolfgang Siebert 
 
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Jim Cirile .... special makeup effects artist
Felicia Fasano .... hair stylist
Felicia Fasano .... makeup artist
Arnold Gargiulo .... special makeup effects artist (as Arnold Gargiulo II)
 
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Cindy Cirile .... first assistant director (as Cindy Sorrell)
Frank Dietz .... second assistant director
 
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Craig W. Richards .... gaffer
 

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Shot in just seven days.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
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John Triton:[nonchalantly facing the demon] 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:Ah, you killed no one, Bub.
Demon:What?
John Triton:Or is it less familiar to call you Beelzebub?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Much the Kind of Enoyable, Low Budget Thing You Want, 3 September 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

The Tritons, your typical 1980s hair band with cheesy songs, is on retreat in Canada in order to rehearse some new songs for an upcoming album. But the farm house they rented, once visited by Alice Cooper, has some otherworldly creatures that are hell-bent on destroying the band and their very lives.

This is a "guilty pleasure" 1980s film to the extreme. Poorly acted, poorly directed... really lame music. The special effects are humorous but very clearly low budget. Yet, despite all this the film has a charm. It's what you might call Tim Ritter meets early Peter Jackson... "Killing Spree" meets "Dead Alive". But weirder.

Most of the film comes across as either a music video or a softcore porn. When the band isn't performing a song ("Energy" or "Live to Rock") in its entirety (take these out and the film is an hour), they're having sex. And while there's not excessive raw sexuality, there's plenty of gratuitous skin, particularly in a shower scene... it runs a little longer than usual, and we get a nice view of Harry Manasse's brother Slick.

While for much of this picture I found myself thinking it was fun but nothing special (and wondering why my friend loaned this to me), there is a dramatic plot shift later on. And, believe it or not, the movie gets even weirder and cheesier... leading into the sequel ("Intercessor"). I never saw the change coming and am still really confused on what the heck I was watching.

Synapse has released a lot of great cult and exploitation films ("Street Trash", for one) and this is right at home on their label. While I don't see there being a great resurgence of interest in this one, it has a quality that makes it fun and hard to hate, regardless of how silly and low budget it may be.

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