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"A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform.
Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler,
the town is a strange place but that doesn't stop the band's lead singer from falling in love
with a local girl named Cassie. After Nazi sex perverts kill the band to satisfy their lusts,
Cassie calls the rockers back from the grave to save her, the town, and maybe the world." (IMDb)

Oh man, this was a great low-budget horror comedy directed by Krishna Shah.
This movie has to be seen to believe. There really are Hitler and Eva "the werewolf" Braun among the characters.

The movie stars E.J. Curse (aka E.J. Curcio), Sam Mann, Lisa Toothman, Jennifer Coe,
Ted Wells and Jack Bliesener.

E.J. Curse is a lead singer of the band Silent Rage which made two cool hard rock albums later in the 80s.

Silent Rage - Rebel with a Cause

Aor god Paul Sabu wrote and performed the tunes on the soundtrack and i´ve always loved this man.

John Carl Buechler did the special effects.
He has also directed few films including Troll and Friday 7.

Lots of gore, cool tunes, zombies and ghouls plus a shower scene. What else do you need [Smile]
Hard Rock Zombies is a bit too long for it´s own good
and originally, this was only meant to be about 20 minutes long and solely used as the feature movie
in another Shah film American Drive-In. At some point during production, the decision was made
to invest a little bit more money and come out with two full length feature films instead of just one.

Anyone else seen this "masterpiece"? [Big Grin]

Here´s a cool clip which includes the guys fooling around before the gig:

Hard Rock Zombies - The Na Na Na clip

I own this UK R2 dvd:

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"The goings-on at a typical drive-in on a summer night." (IMDb)

I like that plot summary, it basically says it all.

This is an entertaining low-budget comedy directed by Krishna Shah.
The film stars cute Emily Longstreth (Private Resort, Wired to Kill), Patrick Kirton, Rhonda Selesnow,
Joel Bennett, John Rice, Allison Heath, Danny Nucci, Deke Anderson and Phil Fondacaro.

The City Limits drive-in is the place where everything happens.
People are gathered to watch Hard Rock Zombies
and yes, we can see lots of scenes from that earlier Shah movie.

Especially Fondacaro was hilarious. He was watching himself acting in HRZ as a nazi-zombie.
I loved his lines - "damn i´m good!"

The movie takes a turn after the first hour or so.
The evil gang suddenly tries to rape Longstreth´s character and they beat up her boyfrined.
She gets a gun and is ready for a revenge.

But above all this is a good and silly drive-in comedy.

Funny characters, some nudity, nice theme tune and those already familiar HRZ Sabu penned songs.
Definitely not for everyone but i happen to like these kind of films.

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