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Shock 'Em Dead (1991)

Martin is a total loser who makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world.

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Mark Freed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Traci Lords ... Lindsay Roberts
Troy Donahue ... Record Exec
Aldo Ray ... Tony
Stephen Quadros ... Angel Martin
Tim Moffett Tim Moffett ... Greg
Markus Grupa Markus Grupa ... Jonny
Karen Russell ... Michelle
Gina Parks Gina Parks ... Marilyn
Laurel Wiley ... Monique
Tyger Sodipe Tyger Sodipe ... Voodoo Woman
Christopher Maleki ... Dustin
David Homb David Homb ... Izzy
Madison Monk Madison Monk ... Jimmi Wolf
Yankee Sulivan Yankee Sulivan ... Trailer Manager
Barne Subaski Barne Subaski ... Record Executive #2
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Storyline

Martin is a total loser, who nobody cares for. When he fails to get a position as guitar player in Lindsay's band and loses his job on the way, he makes a deal with a Voodoo priestess. She promises him the fulfillment of all his dreams if he swears obedience to her. He becomes a rock star and has many women - but to stay alive, he has to kill other people. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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For the girl of his dreams, he'd make a deal with the devil.

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Horror | Thriller | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock 'em Dead See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Noma Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-writer Andrew Cross did the voice of the radio announcer who's heard a few times in the film. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Here at Pizza Playhouse we do things one way: the right way.
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Virgin Girl
Written by Mark Freed and Robert Decker
Sung by Markus Grupa and Rick Livingstone
1990 Noma Productions
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2 funny quotes...
20 January 2007 | by rodge2001See all my reviews

There are 2 quotes from this movie that crack me up. The first is when Angel Martin goes out at night to order some pizzas at his old job. He approaches the window and some timid sincere nerd asks very endearingly and politely, "can i help you?" Angel Martin responds "I WANT TO ORDER A FU--IN' PIZZA!!" The other quote is when Angel is having the down side of his deal with the devil explained to him in the kitchen. "ARE YOU GONNA TELL ME WHAT THE FU-- IS GOING ON!!" I don't know why I think these are funny. The name of the band is, get this, "Spastic Colon". The gay guy, Johnny, who just so happens to be a junkie, is pretty funny. The audition scene with some ridiculous looking red headed stoner is funny too. I think it's Michael Kopelow from "The Stoned Age" but i'm not sure. That movie is pretty funny too! For guitar players, there is some really good solos in Shock 'Em Dead. There is this one riff that plays several times during the film that is so good, I had to figure it out myself. Traci Lords doesn't show any skin, but there is some from the other actresses. Traci Lords boyfriend in the movie is a complete tool. His name should be Lance or Brad or Trent or something like that.


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