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Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | | Horror, Music | 1988 (Greece)
At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director:

John Fasano

Writer:

Jon Mikl Thor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Mikl Thor ... John Triton
Jillian Peri Jillian Peri ... Lou Anne
Frank Dietz ... Roger Eburt
David Lane David Lane ... Max
Teresa Simpson Teresa Simpson ... Randy
Adam Fried Adam Fried ... Phil - The Tritons' Manager
Denise Dicandia Denise Dicandia ... Dee Dee
Jesse D'Angelo ... Little Boy
Rusty Hamilton Rusty Hamilton ... Seductress
Cindy Cirile Cindy Cirile ... Mother (as Clara Pater)
Chris Finkel Chris Finkel ... Father
Liane Abel Dietz Liane Abel Dietz ... Mary Eburt (as Liane Abel)
Jim Cirile Jim Cirile ... Stig
Gene Kroth Gene Kroth ... Karl
Carrie Schiffler Carrie Schiffler ... Cindy Connelly
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Storyline

At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording studio. Lead singer John Triton gets the band to perform their first night in the farmhouse after dinner, and weird little beasties suddenly appear, and strange things start to happen. Band members (and their tag along girlfriends) begin to act strangely and vanish one by one. Soon, only John Triton remains, and he holds a secret. Finally, the evil shows itself and a battle between heaven and hell ensues.... Written by Chris Rutkowski <rcd1215@mail.purduenc.edu>

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Taglines:

When you raise Hell ... the Devil must be paid - in full! [video cover] See more »

Genres:

Horror | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Arch Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$53,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Thunder (II) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "The Edge of Hell". Producers chose to retitle the film "Rock 'N Roll Nightmare" to help sell the film on the video market. See more »

Goofs

When John searches downstairs, he's wearing stage make-up and his silver jacket. When he goes upstairs, he's clean-faced and wearing a sweater. Then when he goes back downstairs, he's wearing the make-up and jacket again. See more »

Quotes

John Triton: Let's tune our weapons!
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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

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Oh my God
4 March 2005 | by vamp88See all my reviews

All the comments here and from others are true: What can you expect : bad acting, rubber puppets, effects that consist of Halloween masks, Halloween rubber monster gloves, an OK soundtrack (most disagree but I didn't mind the cheesy rock),a horrible score, and for the big finale a paper-mache marionette and a independence day firework fountain. Oh and much more, rubber starfish thrown at our hero as Satans main weapon, (seriously it looks like something you and your friends would've done in the 5th grade with your dads camcorder). Its great. There is one blatant product placement and from the looks of it, the money they got from coke was the entire budget of the film. I didn't give it a high score because I don't know if I could ever sit through it again. But it is recommended big time to anyone who wants to watch a really. really poor movie. I wonder if Jon-Mikl Thor really thought this would be a great career move? My guess is if he did at the start he couldn't have when he saw the final product. I hear a sequel is in the works. Can't wait to see if it happens.


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