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Black Roses (1988)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matthew Moorhouse
... Mayor Farnsworth
... Damian
... Mrs. Miller
... Johnny Pratt / Demon Guitarist
... Priscilla Farnsworth
Carmine Appice ... Vinny Apache
... Tony Ames (as Athony C. Bua)
Karen Planden ... Julie Windham
David Crichton ... Mr. Miller (as Dave Crichton)
... 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)
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

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Black Roses: Los delirios del demonio  »

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The VHS home video cassette box had a raised plastic 3D textured pop up front cover. It was released in November 1988. See more »

Quotes

Matt Moorhouse: Where in the hell are you getting all this stuff from?
Damien: Are you kidding? You're a famous guy. I've known your soul a long time, man.
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References Innerspace (1987) See more »

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Me Against The World
Written by Gene Allen and Lizzy Borden
Performed by Lizzy Borden
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Do you want to see someone get sucked through a speaker? It's here
23 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The town of Mill Basin gets their opportunity to host the hard rock band Black Roses. However, I don't think the band tours anywhere else. Anyways, once they arrive in town, it's hell on earth. The kids soon get demoniacally possessed after listening to too much of this hard rock music. The band's vocalist, Damian, is the main culprit for all of the chaos. Damian's got a cool look. He's dressed in all black and has a cool hair style. This story kind of gets its premise from the problem with hard rock and all of the suicide incidents from real life situations attached to such bands as: Slayer, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne. Black Roses was released in 88', which was right around when these law suits unfolded. This sort of music was really popular then and parents and teachers really were against this entire movement. The story basically takes the premise that if you listen to Heavy Metal, you too, will become a maniac. It sure makes one laugh. The kids in this picture begin shooting their parents and beating up their fellow classmates. The script isn't that great, but the 80's music makes up for it. Time after time, you'll hear LIZZY BORDEN's "Me Against The World." This song is featured at least three or four times. There is also a cool song by the title of "Soldiers in the Night." This song, too, really cranks! The special effects are cheesy, but they seem to work for satisfactory basis. I like the part when a guy gets sucked through a mounted wall speaker, case in point to my summary title. Stay away if you can't handle a juvenile script and head banging music from the 80's. 5/10


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