Horror Remix Presents… DEATH ROCK PART ONE
2 Hours of Heavy Metal Horror
Free Admission – Rated R
The music your parents wanted you to burn! The movies the government restricted you from seeing! Together at last!!!
Horror Remix is prepared to kick your ass. DEATH ROCK: Part One explores a marriage made in hell, horror-rock. Now, if you’re expecting a night filled with chills and scares, forget it. The test of time has deemed the horror rock genre as less than frightening. Horror Remix is fine by that. Our objective is to kick your ass and have fun while doing it. And these films deliver on both counts.
The first horror rock film I ever saw was Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare (1987 aka The Edge of Hell). This might be the best. Other heavy metal horror movies stand close, but they lack the superstar presents of Jon Mikl Thor (also the writer). Thor stars as Triton, the lead singer of metal band The Tritonz who venture to a Canadian farmhouse to rehearse for the new album. Not much rehearsing is going on, because band members and groupies keep disappearing.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare was shot in only 7 days, but it doesn’t show. Everything about this film is ambitious considering the restrictions. The rock is catchy and fun. The FX are cartoony. The overall vibe is wonderfully cheesy.
The second film in our double bill is Trick or Treat (1986). A film that could’ve easily faded into obscurity if it weren’t for the cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osborne. Probably wouldn’t have been released on DVD if it weren’t for the marketing power of those two. Trick or Treat is basically The Karate Kid. Dude gets picked on by cool blonde guy. Dude exacts revenge in an unorthodox way. Dude gets hot chick and learns valuable life lessons. But Trick or Treat also shows boobs, plays evil records backwards and features a pretty kick ass soundtrack by Fastway (MotĂ¶rhead / Flogging Molly members).
Instead of a third film, we’ve filled the rest of the screening with rock shorts from the likes of Hell’s Bells, Heavy Metal Parking Lot and Hard Rock Zombies.
- full disclosure – I know nothing about heavy metal