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Rockula (1990)

A young vampire cannot lose his virginity because of a curse imposed upon him centuries ago.

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Luca Bercovici
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cameron ... Ralph
Toni Basil ... Phoebe
Thomas Dolby ... Stanley
Tawny Fere ... Mona (as Tawny Feré)
Susan Tyrrell ... Chuck the Bartender
Bo Diddley ... Axman
Kevin Hunter ... Drunk
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Robin
Rick Zumwalt ... Boom Boom
Tamara De Treaux Tamara De Treaux ... Bat Dork (as Tamara DeTreaux)
Tony Cox ... Big Al
Greg Rusin Greg Rusin ... Elmo
Bill Brochtrup ... Roadie (as William Brochtrup)
Dean Minerd Dean Minerd ... Roadie
Sloan Fischer Sloan Fischer ... Cigar Man
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Storyline

Rockula is about a male vampire who lost his lady love centuries ago. She was killed by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding a large ham bone. Our hero, the vampire, did nothing to save her. So he is now cursed to watch her be born again in another life, and then watch her die, strangely enough by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding you-know-what. Now, in 1990, he has, he suspects, his last chance to try to save her instead of watching get clubbed over and over again down through the years. Oh, and he becomes a rock star in the process. Written by Shannon Quesnel <sa_quesnel@venus.cambrianc.on.ca>

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He's a vampire who hasn't scored in 400 years. Tonight's the night! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Musical

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Stanley (Thomas Dolby) and his date arrive at Club Hell in what very much looks like the original Munster's Koach. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: Well, you can say that the night is full of danger, but you know, to the night, you're not a stranger. You know what I mean?
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

ROCKULA
(Live)
Performed by Dean Cameron
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Are you the DJ? "No, I am the vampire..."
11 December 2002 | by merylesSee all my reviews

This is quite simply the single most entertaining and enjoyable vampire movie i have ever seen. I mean, REALLY. Toni Basil singing and dancing her little heart out in a fantastic array of bizarre costumes (corset with hula skirt?), Dean Cameron dueling with the reincarnation of a pirate with a rhinestone pegleg over a steaming cryogenic storage chamber? THOMAS DOLBY as a music video producer/coffin salesman who drives what appears to be a replica of the DRAGULA car? SUSAN TYRRELL, excuse me, in cowboy chaps and a funny hat playing the fiddle? BO DIDDLEY (i'm dying here, i really am) in SPANDEX with GOLD RECORDS around his NECK?????? This is as good as it gets, my friend. Whether you're looking for cheesy songs you can more-or-less sing along with by the second replay, snorkeling midgets in bubble baths, or, i'm sorry but i've got to say it again, TONI BASIL IN A CORSET AND A HULA SKIRT, Dean Cameron dressed like Elvis, one-liners a-plenty, intellectual references (what play does Dean Cameron go to see with Tawny Fere? "The Hands of Egon Schiele"????? I'm going to COMBUST, seriously!!!!!!) or love, romance, and "Bat-Dork," this is the ONE, the ONE, THE ONE. Despite-- or perhaps because of-- the fact that this film dates from 1990, it is a concentrated syzygy (the total is greater than the sum of its parts) of everything that was fun and great about 80s film. Surreal, macabre, bizarre, and hilarious, this is a MUST SEE for everyone who thinks fondly of yonder 20th century. Actually, it's just a must-see for everyone. I love this movie so much i actually go into withdrawal if i don't see it at least every six months. Even now, i suffer.


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