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Black Roses (1988)

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director:

John Fasano

Writer:

Cindy Cirile (screenplay) (as Cindy Sorrell)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Karen Planden ... Julie Windham
David Crichton David Crichton ... Mr. Miller (as Dave Crichton)
Jesse D'Angelo ... Jason Miller
Keith Miller Keith Miller ... Dr. Marshall (as Kieth Miller)
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ... Julie's Step-dad
Robin Stewart Robin Stewart ... Tina
Patricia Strelioff Patricia Strelioff ... Janey Miller (as Pat Strelioff)
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

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Turn up the volume, turn down the lights, but don't watch it alone! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Music

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Trivia

Carmine Apppice's character is named "Vinny Apache", very close in name to his brother Vinny Appice. See more »

Quotes

Matt Moorhouse: I'm here to see your father. Is he in?
Miss Priscilla Farnsworth: No. No, he's not here. Did you and daddy have a date?
Matt Moorhouse: Come off it Pricilla, I am not in the mood. I need to talk to someone.
Miss Priscilla Farnsworth: What about me?
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 31 seconds See more »

Connections

References Innerspace (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise (Were On Our Way)
Written by Carmine Appice (as Appice), Mark Free (as Free), Elliot Solomon (as Solomon), Mick Sweda (as Sweda), Woltman and Chuck Wright ( as Wright)
Performed by Black Roses and Aex Masi (as Masi)
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8 April 2004 | by doctorgonzo23See all my reviews

i swear I say this flick for rent in a 7-11 when I was still a pre-teen.

I've had a vague recollection of the box art and the general plot ever since. Being the dedicated bargin bin hound that I am, I finally managed to find a copy of this movie. I'm a giant fan of B-movies in general, but this film just didn't seem to make effective use of the wacky plot. It could have been a lot more over the top; it ended up being pretty slow going during some sections. The F/X are actually halfway between funny/cheesey and somewhat half decent. Although I enjoyed this movie for all of its b-graded goodness (i.e. bad music, bad acting, some T&A from the leading female), i reccomend it to serious fans of the b-horror genre. If you ever get a chance to pick it up used for a few bucks, it's good for a laugh. However, Rock N' Roll Nightmare, by the same director, is an absolute MUST HAVE.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Roses See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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