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Heavy Metal-Sploitation Part 3

 I know it has been a little while since I have done one of these and I thought that needed to change. For this article's movie we are covering Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare starring Jon Mikl Thor. 


 Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare is so cheesy and I love it so much. When I say cheesy, I mean government cheese meets Velveeta brick cheese. But it is so good because of this reason. It was filmed in Canada and as I said stars Jon Mikl Thor a.k.a. Thor. I must first explain Thor before I explain the movie. He is so awesome. He is probably the first muscle bound metal singer who has a killer stage show. He can blow up hot water balloons, bend steel bars with his teeth, have concrete blocks broken on his chest with a jackhammer, and uses the Thor mythology for his albums and stage show. \m/ He rules! 
 Now to explain the movie. We start the movie at a farmhouse where a family is killed by an unknown evil. Years later you see a metal band by the name of the Tritons in a van driving down the road on there way to the farmhouse to record an album. The farmhouse now features a 24 track recording studio and they feel this will help them create a hit album, not knowing of the evil that resides in this house. One by one the band and all the people who came with them are killed. Soon only John Triton (Thor) remains and he must save the universe from the evil that resides in this farmhouse. What the evil doesn't know is that John Triton knew that the evil was there and has an even bigger secret.
 The movie was filmed in November 1986 and was released in 1987 as a direct to video movie. It was shot in just seven days. The film was originally titled The Edge Of Hell but was changed after filming to appeal to the home video market. It's estimated budget was $53,000 and you can tell.
 It was released on DVD by Synapse Films as a special edition DVD with tons of features on June 27, 2006. It is still in print and I definitely recommend checking it out if you can. I have it and love it. You should too. It was recently riffed by Rifftrax and I need to see that. There is also a sequel I need to see called Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare released in 2005. I cannot find an English language trailer on YouTube. But hopefully you will go and check it out. 
 
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ozzyrulz777 Posted on Nov 01, 2015 at 12:55 AM

Yep I love Zombie Nightmare! Thor rules!

Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 03:33 PM

That was the same guy?! I loved the MST3K Zombie Nightmare episode! Hilarious! And yeah, Tia Carrere in an early film appearance was kinda strange to see. And Adam West just pretty much "called it in" on that movie.

Hoju Koolander Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Speaking of Rifftrax, did you ever see John Mikl Thor's other direct to video outing "Zombie Nightmare" co-starring Adam West and Tia Carrere from Wayne's World? It was riffed by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew on an episode. He's a baseball playing "hero" who gets killed and then resurrected as a Zombie. Oh and "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead is the opening theme. It's pretty fantastic.

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