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From the director of ROCK 'N' ROLL NIGHTMARE comes the next heavy-metal horror classic re-mastered in high definition. BLACK ROSES features an early film role for Vincent (THE SOPRANOS) Pastore and classic rock fans will love seeing Carmine Appice (of VANILLA FUDGE) on-screen as one of the demonic Black Roses band members! The heavy metal soundtrack features original music from LIZZIE BORDEN.
- Audio Commentary With Director John Fasano, Writer Cindy Sorrell, Star Carla Ferrigno and Others
- Rare Original Cannes Film Festival Promo
- Audition Videotape Excerpts
- Original Theatrical Promotion Trailer
Top Customer Reviews
The eighties were, briefly, awash in rock and roll horror pictures, and as a hair metal fan back in the day, I was happier than a pig in Poison album covers. They ranged from the sublime (Hard Rock Zombies, still one of my favorite bad movies of all time) to the ridiculous (Trick or Treat, whose best feature was its Fastway soundtrack). Black Roses was firmly on the "ridiculous" side of the equation, though I didn't remember it being nearly as awful as the IMDB crowd make it out to be (as I write this, its IMDB rating is 2.6). So I grabbed a copy of it a couple of nights ago and gave it a look for the first time in twenty-odd years. And I was right, it's not that bad. Yes, it's ridiculous, but like all bad movies that transcend their badness, that's a part of its charm.
The admittedly lame plot: a bunch of (badly-made-up) demons have been sent from Hell to gather disciples. What better way to do that than to form a hair metal band? Their first concert goes horribly awry thanks to interference from the authorities, so after a quick hush job they decide to take the stage next in a small, out-of-the-way place. Of course, they also adopt human guise. Their lead singer morphs into Damien (standup comic, singer, and Broadway actor Sal Viviano), the kind of hair-metal Adonis one would expect to see back in 1988; the make-up folks probably spent more time making Viviano's hair that feathery than they did with the demon make-up in the opening scene.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie had me laughing not scary at all but but still worth watchingPublished 4 months ago by Ray
A fun, feel good, rock n roll heavy metal movie. Takes me back to my teen years and it's very nostalgic for me. I very much appreciate these b horror stories!!Published 5 months ago by Nate G. Austin, TX
Black Roses is from the same director of another 80's cult classic "Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare", but I like this one better because it has a good storyline to go with the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by B. Wasden
A really fun movie about a rock band turning teens against parents and teachers; corrupting them to murder. Silly stuff.Published 11 months ago by Zach