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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 »
Julie's Stepdad:Mmmmmm, you really know how to take care of your old step-dad don't you?See more »
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Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Never have there been so many mullets flaunted in one film, 22 August 2002
Author: sfhjsth802

Black Roses. Where to begin? First off, this movie is not for you if you cannot appreciate the comic genius that is a combination of bad metal music and massive mullets. Personally, I love bad movies and those two things have made [and broken] a great many movies for me. Black Roses is a beautiful melding of horrible acting, special effects that wouldn't have been impressive twenty years ago, and tons of terrible metal. Our Demonic band [Black Roses] and their flamboyant frontman Damien [who is complete with a disappearing/reappearing mullet] use their music as a portal for evil! There are a great many unanswered questions come the end of the film, but if you are watching this film in the first place, chances are you're not in the market for a high-quality production. This is a great bad horror film, and a must-see for anyone who knows how funny mullets are.


[A few words on my rating system]

I review bad movies almost exclusively, that does not however mean that my rating system is inverted. A score of 1 denotes a film that is unbearable to watch, whereas a score of 10 epitomizes the best in the world of bad movies. A 5 is average, 6 connotes that there is something worthwhile, a 7 is a definate must-see for people who match the criteria that I will have listed in the review.

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