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Rocktober Blood (1984)

A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tray Loren Tray Loren ... Billy "Eye" Harper / John Harper
Donna Scoggins Donna Scoggins ... Lynn Starling
Cana Cockrell Cana Cockrell ... Honey Bear
Renee Hubbard Renee Hubbard ... Donna Lewis
Ben Sebastian Ben Sebastian ... Head of Security
Nigel Benjamin Nigel Benjamin ... Chris Keane / Billy Harper (singing voice)
Tony Rista Tony Rista ... Tony Leland
David Mables David Mables ... TV Announcer
Mark Durbin ... Dancer at Party
Scott Fisher Scott Fisher ... Security Guard
Kevin Eddy Kevin Eddy ... Recording Engineer
Mary Well Mary Well ... Asst. Engineer
Perry Morris Perry Morris ... Headmistress Band - Drums
Richie King Richie King ... Headmistress Band - Bass (as Rich King)
Smokey Huff Smokey Huff ... Headmistress Band - Guitar (as Richard Taylor)
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Storyline

This horror movie begins with rock star Billy Eye (Tray Loren) losing his sanity and killing his colleagues at a recording studio. Billy is tried, found guilty and executed. The woman who testified against him at his murder trial is a successful singer with a group called Rocktober Blood. Two years have gone by, and just when she thinks the horror of the murder case is dead and buried, someone that looks a lot like Billy starts to terrorize her. Written by Ørnås

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He's back from the dead with a message from hell! See more »

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Horror | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocktober Blood Paradise See more »

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(VHS)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early 1990s, when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded. See more »

Alternate Versions

An edited version of the film titled "QLD Special Edition" was released in Australia. This new cut of the film was made especially for the state of Queensland, because of their censorship laws banning the uncut version. It is still rated 'R' and runs 93 minutes. See more »

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References The Wizard of Gore (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

High School Boys
Written by Susie Rose Major, Paul Bennett
Performed by Facedown (Paul Bennett, Susie Rose Major, Michael Zionch, Barry Brandt)
Published by: SIR (BMI)
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Rocktober Blood
24 June 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

If this film looks more than a little familiar, think "A Nightmare On Elm Street" etc, or simply slasher. A year after his execution, a serial killer rock musician returns from the dead to continue where he left off. There is a slight twist on the usual non-plot in that he decides to haunt rather than murder one of his former associates, and she decides to prove he is not really dead by digging up his body. She tries to persuade others to help her, but they think it is all in her head, so she decides to do it on her own. She goes to the cemetery with another woman, and they are joined by a third person, one of the male crew. As she opens his casket, Billy Harper opens his eyes and lunges for her, but she is the only one who sees this, the other two see only a rotted corpse; at this point the viewer might begin to wonder if it really is all in her head. No, it is not, but is this really a supernatural killer or a terrestrial one putting on an act?

So what does "Rocktober Blood" have to offer? Well, to begin with, it is one of a series, but don't bother to collect the set. On the other hand, if you are partial to a spot of mild but tasteful nudity, you might find something here. And the soundtrack is not bad, although if you think you recognise two of its titles: "Killer Without A Cause" and Rainbow Eyes", they are probably not the songs you were thinking of.

There is a fair amount of gore, but it is difficult to credit this was actually banned.


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