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Black Roses -- The sleepy little town of Mill Basin is about to get more than it bargained for. The satanic heavy metal rock band "Black Roses" is coming through to raise hell... literally! After making a deal with the Devil himself, the band's music demonically possesses the kids in the audience, turning them into blood-thirsty demons.


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Cindy Cirile (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 1988 (Japan) See more »
Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Martin ... Matthew Moorhouse

Ken Swofford ... Mayor Farnsworth
Sal Viviano ... Damian

Julie Adams ... Mrs. Miller

Frank Dietz ... Johnny Pratt / Demon Guitarist

Carla Ferrigno ... Priscilla Farnsworth
Carmine Appice ... Vinny Apache
Tony Bua ... Tony Ames (as Athony C. Bua)
Karen Planden ... Julie Windham
David Crichton ... Mr. Miller (as Dave Crichton)
Jesse D'Angelo ... Jason Miller
Keith Miller ... Dr. Marshall (as Kieth Miller)
Paul Kelman ... Julie's Step-dad
Robin Stewart ... Tina
Patricia Strelioff ... Janey Miller (as Pat Strelioff)
Margaret Groome ... Mrs. Sullivan

Vincent Pastore ... Tony's Dad
Jason Logan ... Mr. Pratt (as Jason Harris)
Paul Phenomenon ... Black Roses Keyboardist
Ron Mazza ... Black Roses Guitarist
Glenn Deveau ... Demon Bassist
Chester Nakelski ... Demon Drummer
Peter Bontje ... Flunkie
Frank Thompson ... Official
Dave Roberts ... Usher
Skip Snelgrove ... Cop #1
Dennis Woods ... Cop #2

James Slade ... Minion (as James 'Big Jim' Slade)
Debbie Noonan ... Minion
Heather LaPointe ... Minion
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Gruma ... Minion
Lonnie Oliver ... Minion
James Rocchi ... Biff

Directed by
John Fasano 
Writing credits
Cindy Cirile (screenplay) (as Cindy Sorrell)

Produced by
John Fasano .... producer
Jerry Landesman .... associate producer
Leonard Shapiro .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elliot Solomon 
Cinematography by
Paul Mitchnick 
Film Editing by
John Fasano 
James Ruxin 
Ray Van Doorn 
Makeup Department
Felicia Fasano .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank K. Isaac .... executive in charge of production (as Frank Isaac)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Levine .... first assistant director
Special Effects by
Richard Alonzo .... creature effects
Tony Bua .... creature effects
John Dods .... mechanical corpse effects
Arnold Gargiulo .... creature effects (as Arnold Gargiulo Jr.)
Michael Maddi .... creature effects
Dean Mercil .... special effects technician
Dan Platt .... creature effects
Roger G. Brown .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Niven .... assistant camera
Craig W. Richards .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Larry Engelmann .... final colorist
Robb Wright .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Geoffrey Teabo .... production assistant
John Fasano .... special thanks
Mary Fasano .... special thanks
James Glickenhaus .... special thanks
Dick Smith .... special thanks

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90 min
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The VHS version of the file was released with a textured cover.See more »
Matt Moorhouse:Where in the hell are you getting all this stuff from?
Damien:Are you kidding? You're a famous guy. I've known your soul a long time, man.
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Movie Connections:
References Golden Needles (1974)See more »
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Who's the singer, 1 July 2003
Author: fearozzy606 ( from Houston, Texas

I like the movie even though it is cheesy. I remember it from when I was little. There should have been more nude scenes. Ha Ha. Any way's, I wanna know if there is one singer or are there many. If any one knows please write back, and who are they?

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