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Black Roses
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Cindy Cirile (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 1988 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. | Add synopsis »
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(19 articles)
User Reviews:
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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

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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The VHS version of the file was released with a textured cover.See more »
Quotes:
Mayor Farnsworth:You sound like a hysterical Mrs. Miller.
Matt Moorhouse:If I was Mrs. Miller, I would be hysterical, because Mr. Miller's dead.
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Movie Connections:
References Golden Needles (1974)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Like no way dude!, 19 September 2006
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

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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