Saturday, October 8, 2011
Rock n' Roll Nightmare
A.K.A. The Edge of Hell
Dir:John Fasano (Black Roses/The Jitters/Kamen Rider:Dragon knight)
Well I guess I asked for it when I promised to devote October to rare and extra cheesy Horror, Knowing I would stumble upon some real stinkers along the way. So here is Rock n' Roll Nightmare, One of the few in a small sub genre of horror that popped up in the 80's , The Heavy Metal Horror flick. In a genre populated with films like Black Roses, Trick or Treat, and Hard Rock Zombies as well as the genre becoming popular enough that the Slumber Party Massacre first sequel would even dabble in this niche. One thing I can say about these films is, When one thinks of 80's cheese one of the first things that comes to mind would be Hair Metal and when you mix that with the already campy genre of horror films from that era you get a mixture that normally misses the mark and comes off as the essential prototype for 80's cheese all rolled into one 90 minute reel of celluloid. That brings us to tonight's film.
The film opens with a typical family living in a farm house secluded in the countryside when the family is apparently attacked by demons. Quickly after that we meet with the Band Triton whom are led by Thor and they are en route to the farm house to rehearse and finish their latest album. After the band and their ladies get comfortable with their new surroundings they hit the barn that has been turned into a huge recording studio to rehearse their music when we see a strange little creature lurking in the shadows. The demons waste no time in possessing the band mates and friends as Drummer Stiggs' girlfriend Lou Anne is taken over and she seduces their road manager Phil, Biting him on the neck in the process. The group hears Phil scream and when they go to find him he is missing as well as the bands van. Thor not thinking too much about this believes Phil left to head into town but investigates anyhow after everyone else heads back to the house but finds nothning out of the norm. Now we get to know the couples a little better and learn that the bands keyboardist Dee Dee has a thing for Max the guitarist as well. All the couples have their little hook ups and everything still appears normal.
Overall: 4 out of 10