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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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Sal Viviano ...
Damian
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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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September 1988 (Japan)  »

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Quotes

Matt Moorhouse: I'm here to see your father. Is he in?
Miss Priscilla Farnsworth: No. No, he's not here. Did you and daddy have a date?
Matt Moorhouse: Come off it Pricilla, I am not in the mood. I need to talk to someone.
Miss Priscilla Farnsworth: What about me?
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References Golden Needles (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise (Were On Our Way)
Written by Appice, Free, Solomon, Sweda, Woltman and Wright
Performed by Black Roses
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Criminally UNDERRATED Heavy Metal Horror!
6 May 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film is campy, scary, and totally weird at the same time. I swear every horror fan must at least look at this film first, before making comments about it. The acting is average, the writing is average (i.e. one girl looks into a mirror and rubs her breasts for ten minutes (?)) But this film has a chilling reality to it that was probably appreciated more back when it was released in 1988. Teens killing their parents because they're possessed by the demons playing the rock music? Now that's got to be good!

Of note: Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos" Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero) in his first film saying one of the funniest damn quotes: "You wearing earings, kid? Only two kinda guys wear earings: pirates and homos. And I don't see a ship in the driveway!"

***out of****truly a memorably 80's horror film that went far beyond 80's slasher films that were everywhere at the time.


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