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Shock 'Em Dead (1991)

Martin is a total loser who makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world.

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Lindsay Roberts
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Record Exec
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Tony
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Angel Martin
Tim Moffett ...
Greg
Markus Grupa ...
Jonny
Karen Russell ...
Michelle
Gina Parks ...
Marilyn
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Monique
Tyger Sodipe ...
Voodoo Woman
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Dustin
David Homb ...
Izzy
Madison Monk ...
Jimmi Wolf
Yankee Sulivan ...
Trailer Manager
Barne Subaski ...
Record Executive #2
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Martin is a total loser, who nobody cares for. When he fails to get a position as guitar player in Lindsay's band and loses his job on the way, he makes a deal with a Voodoo priestess. She promises him the fulfillment of all his dreams if he swears obedience to her. He becomes a rock star and has many women - but to stay alive, he has to kill other people. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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For the girl of his dreams, he'd make a deal with the devil.

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Horror | Thriller | Music

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31 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Rock 'em Dead  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Madison Monk wore the same outfit at his audition that he wears in the movie as Jimmi Wolf. See more »

Quotes

Trailer Manager: I want you out! Now! Tonight! I let you live here, you're six months behind on rent and now you drive me and everyone else crazy with that damn guitar playing of yours!
Angel Martin: Someday I'm gonna be so famous that people are gonna stand in line to hear my play!
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Purple Haze
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Sung by Markus Grupa
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One great rental
2 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles CA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this "movie" about fifty times. I love it. It is a ridiculous story about a nerd who tries out for a Poison type band and fails miserably. He then meets a voodoo priestess and she gives him the wish to a great rock star... for a price though. He now has to kill to live. Part of his wish is the ability to play guitar amazingly(the amazing guitar shredding is done in close-ups for all us music freaks.) He also gets 3 hot broads to live with him and do anything he wants. Then he meets Traci Lords falls for her and eventually fights her boyfriend in a funny ending. What a great movie. There are some hilarious jokes, nudity, metal guitar playing and just nonsense in general. I loved this movie. I rent it every so often and show it to people for the first time. They always roll their eyes when I tell them the title of the movie but in the end they get a good laugh and actually appreciate it. You will too! Enjoy


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