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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rock n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

Sex, demons and rock n' roll.  That's all you really need to know about this hair metal horror story by the indestructible John Mikal Thor.  Yes, the acting is marginal and the plot is a bit confusing at times.  But, hey, who cares?  This one falls into the sublime category of "so bad it's good."  If Spinal Tap did a horror film. this would be it!

For those who have no clue who John Mikal Thor is, he's the pioneer of "Muscle Rock" and has been around since the early 70's and still continues to tour and release new music to this day.  Thor was a busy man on this project.  Like a heavy metal M Night Shyamalan, Thor wrote the screenplay and the music, co-produced and stared in this tale of the fictional rock band Triton who hole themselves up in a secluded farm house to record a new album.  Everything is hunky dory until band members start disappearing one by one.  Along the way there are plenty of boob shots, demonic puppets and crunching AOR guitars.  

Kudos to the special effects team for their inventive, weird and often funny monsters.  They are definitely one of the highlights of this film and are quite amusing.  Overall, there is something endearing about Rock n' Roll Nightmare that would compel me to watch it again sometime.  So, grab a few friends [and a few beers] and bang your head to this strange but entertaining film.

RATING: Good.  [As in "so bad, it's good."]

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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