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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Moorhouse
Sal Viviano ...
Johnny Pratt / Demon Guitarist
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)


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

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September 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Freakshow  »

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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 Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »


Rock Invasion
Written by Carmine Appice (as Appice), Mark Free (as Free), Elliot Solomon (as Solomon), Mick Sweda (as Sweda), Woltman and Chuck Wright ( as Wright)
Performed by Black Roses and Aex Masi (as Masi)
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Like no way dude!
19 September 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Watch out kids! The heavy metal is gonna getcha! Popular metal band Black Roses have chosen the small town of Mill Basin to begin their world tour. But Black Roses has plans outside of just rocking. Led by the charismatic Damien, the band are actually demons who hypnotize teens with their music and then turn them anti-social. It is Tipper Gore's worst nightmare! It is all up to English teacher Mr. Moorhouse (John Martin) to save the town. From the director of ROCK N' ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES is a great 80s time capsule. You have the big hair with sweaters to match, the leather outfits and lots of high pitch screeching. There are some cheap but fun effects and what might be the world's most gratuitous nude scene. Pre-SOPRANOS Vincent Pastore made his film debut (talk about auspicious!) as a metal kid's dad who gets sucked into a mutant speaker by a big spider. Sorry, it reads much better than it plays.

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