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Black Roses
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Cindy Cirile (screenplay)
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September 1988 (Japan) See more »
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
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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Quotes:
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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References Dawn of the Dead (1978)See more »
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Take It OffSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Do you want to see someone get sucked through a speaker? It's here, 23 February 2005
Author: ryannemetz from Orange, Ca.

The town of Mill Basin gets their opportunity to host the hard rock band Black Roses. However, I don't think the band tours anywhere else. Anyways, once they arrive in town, it's hell on earth. The kids soon get demoniacally possessed after listening to too much of this hard rock music. The band's vocalist, Damian, is the main culprit for all of the chaos. Damian's got a cool look. He's dressed in all black and has a cool hair style. This story kind of gets its premise from the problem with hard rock and all of the suicide incidents from real life situations attached to such bands as: Slayer, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne. Black Roses was released in 88', which was right around when these law suits unfolded. This sort of music was really popular then and parents and teachers really were against this entire movement. The story basically takes the premise that if you listen to Heavy Metal, you too, will become a maniac. It sure makes one laugh. The kids in this picture begin shooting their parents and beating up their fellow classmates. The script isn't that great, but the 80's music makes up for it. Time after time, you'll hear LIZZY BORDEN's "Me Against The World." This song is featured at least three or four times. There is also a cool song by the title of "Soldiers in the Night." This song, too, really cranks! The special effects are cheesy, but they seem to work for satisfactory basis. I like the part when a guy gets sucked through a mounted wall speaker, case in point to my summary title. Stay away if you can't handle a juvenile script and head banging music from the 80's. 5/10

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