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Forbidden Zone (1980)

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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... King Fausto of the Sixth Dimension
... Queen Doris of the Sixth Dimension / Ruth Henderson
Gisele Lindley ... The Princess
... Bust Rod, the Servant Frog
... Susan B. 'Frenchy' Hercules
Virginia Rose ... Ma Hercules
Gene Cunningham ... Huckleberry P. Jones / Pa Hercules (as Ugh-Fudge Bwana)
Phil Gordon ... Flash Hercules
... Grampa Hercules
... Squeezit & René Henderson (as Toshiro Boloney)
... Satan
... Ex-Queen
... Squeezit's Father
Brian Routh ... Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Martin von Haselberg ... Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
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A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her. Written by Scott Murdock <scottm@kc.grapevine.com>

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A chaotic musical fantasy.


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21 March 1980 (USA)  »

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In the film's commentary, Richard Elfman reveals that the dysfunctional Hercules family was said to be inspired by some "trailer park types" he had lived next door to in Venice: "the father would yell at the mother, the mother would yell at the son, the son would yell at the daughter, the daughter would kick the dog." See more »

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Huckleberry P. Jones: Uh, by the way, honey, when's that mentally-retarded Swedish husband of yours comin' home, anyhow?
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Spoofs Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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Grand Finale
Performed Oingo Boingo
Composed by Danny Elfman
Additional Lyrics by Richard Elfman and Nicholas James
Arranged by Steve Bartek
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A LYSERGIC LIVE-ACTION MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON...WITH OINGO BOINGO!!!
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I first discovered this one during my early mania for the band Oingo Boingo back in the early 1980's. I was expecting anything other than what I got: a live-action Max Fleischer cartoon brimming with low-budget insanity! FORBIDDEN ZONE is balls-out strange, and a hell of a lot of fun for those with a taste for the odd. Truly unique in every way, it is sad to see that more films like this will probably never be made again in this era of big-budget drivel and rampaging political correctness.

FORBIDDEN ZONE follows the adventures of the almost indescribably weird Hercules family who have recently moved into a house whose basement contains the doorway to the 6th dimension. When their bathrobe-clad daughter Susan (who has been studying abroad in France, returning home with an outrageous French accent and now goes by the totally original nickname of "Frenchy") falls into the 6th dimension, all manner of looniness ensues. A tuxedoed frog-man, jockstrap wearing goons, animation that looks like it was done by an acidhead, a wonderful soundtrack that blends oddball rock and big band classics, the worst blackface makeup in film history, Squeezit "Chicken-boy" Henderson and his "sister" Renee, the funniest elementary school sequence in memory, Herve Villechaize as King Fausto, the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman as the devil himself...All this and more (!!!) in a ninety minute tour de force of unbridled imagination. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!


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