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Black Roses (1988)

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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

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Matthew Moorhouse
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Johnny Pratt / Demon Guitarist
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Priscilla Farnsworth
Carmine Appice ...
Tony Bua ...
Tony Ames (as Athony C. Bua)
Karen Planden ...
David Crichton ...
Mr. Miller (as Dave Crichton)
Jesse D'Angelo ...
Keith Miller ...
Dr. Marshall (as Kieth Miller)
Paul Kelman ...
Julie's Step-dad
Robin Stewart ...
Patricia Strelioff ...
Janey Miller (as Pat Strelioff)
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

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The VHS version of the file was released with a textured cover. See more »

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Julie's Stepdad: Mmmmmm, you really know how to take care of your old step-dad don't you?
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Written by Devane and Sunnarborg
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Never have there been so many mullets flaunted in one film
22 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Black Roses. Where to begin? First off, this movie is not for you if you cannot appreciate the comic genius that is a combination of bad metal music and massive mullets. Personally, I love bad movies and those two things have made [and broken] a great many movies for me. Black Roses is a beautiful melding of horrible acting, special effects that wouldn't have been impressive twenty years ago, and tons of terrible metal. Our Demonic band [Black Roses] and their flamboyant frontman Damien [who is complete with a disappearing/reappearing mullet] use their music as a portal for evil! There are a great many unanswered questions come the end of the film, but if you are watching this film in the first place, chances are you're not in the market for a high-quality production. This is a great bad horror film, and a must-see for anyone who knows how funny mullets are.

7/10

[A few words on my rating system]

I review bad movies almost exclusively, that does not however mean that my rating system is inverted. A score of 1 denotes a film that is unbearable to watch, whereas a score of 10 epitomizes the best in the world of bad movies. A 5 is average, 6 connotes that there is something worthwhile, a 7 is a definate must-see for people who match the criteria that I will have listed in the review.


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