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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 ›
For example you have the pretty sweet innocent wouldn't hurt a fly blond girl next door who after listening to their music turns into a gorgeous sexy temptress dressed in black and kills someone, other teens transform in various ways This film features music by ( Lizzy Borden, song Me Against The World ) and other rock performers, I freaking love the music in this. Another one is ( Trick Or Treat ) starring Tony Fields as the singer who does a satanic ritual, later on dies in a fire, a kid buys their album and starts playing it backwards a voice starts telling him how to get revenge on his bullies he does, 1 cool special affect is ightening shoots out of his guitar. This is another Heavy Metal Music/Horror masterpiece it is perfect with this one
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 10 months ago by Nate G. Beaumont, TX
A really fun movie about a rock band turning teens against parents and teachers; corrupting them to murder. Silly stuff.Published 17 months ago by Zach