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|Hard Rock Zombies|
Actors: Geno Andrews, Sam Mann, Mick Mc Mains, Crystal Shaw, Lisa Toothman
Director: Krishna Shah
Genres: Comedy, Horror
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Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 8/28/2013...
Picked this up on a cheapie compilation DVD of Zombie movies at the supermarket the other night. I've never seen it but it's one of those movies people have been telling me I "have to see" for years now. All I can say is... wow. This movie is one long series of "WTF?" moments. It's part horror, part comedy, all stupid.
Our heroes are a terrible, mulleted rock band who come to a small town in the middle of nowhere to meet a record company scout (?). While there they pick up a hot chick hitchhiker who invites them to stay at her home, which is populated by a bunch of midgets, weirdos, and assorted psychos. Eventually we find out the head of the household is none other than Hitler himself (!!), who has been in hiding all these years but has picked that exact moment to start the Fourth Reich. The band members are killed by the Nazi family, but are eventually brought back to life by a groupie who plays one of their songs at their grave sites. They play an undead concert and eventually battle the rest of the townspeople who have been turned into zombies before heading peacefully back to their graves... or something like that. Seriously, this movie wasn't very linear at all. I spent most of the run time with my jaw in my lap, constantly saying "what the f***?"
While all that is going on you get a bunch of MTV-video style montages set to the band's crappy pop/rock music, some gore, some boobs, some zombie munchin', it's a totally nonsensical, sleazy good time. I never want to see it again, but it was still totally worth the $1.99 I paid for it.
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Amazingly Awful, Thoroughly Entertaining
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 11/30/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Amazing. "Hard Rock Zombies" is truly amazing. Before I go to far please note that my 3 star review is for the film, as well as the DVD presentation. Meaning that, as far as awful films go, this would get 5 stars without a doubt. Seriously, this film features:
1. Nazi Midgets
2. Awful Hair Metal Wannabes
3. Octogenarian Sex
4. A love story sub-plot with strong overtones of pedophilia
5. Hideous dialogue
6. Completely inept special effects
I sat in awe for 90 minutes as this film played out. I'm tempted to watch it again this evening just to make sure I didn't miss any of the on screen awfulness. If you are a fan of awful cinema, you must own "Hard Rock Zombies".
The DVD release is simply awful. The color is faded, scratchy & jumps around. The sound is muddy, and at times it's impossible to understand the dialogue. In short it's everything Quentin Tarantino tried to do with "Grindhouse"...but this is the real thing. If you are a fan of the film, this probably won't effect your viewing experience too much. I recommend this film for fans of awful horror films, but try to find a used copy if possible."
Lady Amethyst | Brooklyn, NY United States | 09/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, there may be something wrong with me, but I love bad movies. The more times you see the crew in the shot the better. We bought this movie at the local supermarket last night and I have never laughed so hard in my life. The music is pure cheese, the plot is hysterical, the acting is downright scary. I even checked it out on imdb and all the actors had to be the director's friends, because they have not acted in anything since 1984 when the movie came out. This movie + alcohol + friends = a fabulous time!"
Hard Rock Zombies DVD review.
John Howard | Huntington, WV USA | 09/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I did this review judging that you've already seen the film, I didn't go into the story aspect of the film.
Being a fan of Hard Rock Zombies for a few years now, me and my friends have been awaiting a DVD release of this film. Well now it's here, and here's my review.
My initial reaction while hearing the first key drum beats to the opening track was oh god, it sounds awful. I didn't expect much sound wise after turning over the DVD box and saw AC-3 sound, this normally means in my head the sound isn't going to be great. At the time I had it running though my 5.1 surround sound receiver. After listen to a few minutes of the movie, I decided it would be best just to let my TV speakers handle the audio.
Then after my reaction to the sound it was on to the picture. As well my initial reaction to the sound, the picture quality wasn't a good one either. The opening shoot features a road zipping by into a tunnel, then the title credit, which is red instead of white. It just looks like the film this was taken from wasn't well preserved, a lot of new lines and hairs if you will, were beset on to the picture that didn`t exists on the US VHS version. After watching awhile the image did seem to be sharper then the VHS. No VHS fuzz, but still it's far from perfect. A lot of technical errors, on a few occasions the film would just lock up for a seconds. Then it had a few clipping issues where the 75% of the screen would flash white. Then a few static clips though out the picture.
Now onto my biggest problem with this DVD. Maybe I'm nuts, but I find the music numbers in this movie just awesome. Well every time the band is playing a rockin track then a line of dialog is spoken the music is doubled up then a few seconds afterwards, making a ungodly bunch of echoing in place of the wonderful tracks. I don't know if they've taken the audio from a test version of the film, or if the dialog just simply couldn't be heard so they had to boost the speech and replace background sound. I don't know but it isn't good. I love the music in this film. If anyone reading this has a soundtrack please email me, I'll make it worth your while.
Alright so I pointed out all of the bad points, now I'll point out the good points. This is great if your a fan. The picture at time does seem to be crisper then the VHS. It's good to own a official release of this film. But here is what makes this DVD worth owning to any Hard Rock Zombies fan. Their are a lot of scenes that were cut out of the original VHS release. Those scenes have been added back in this version. Not like it's a entire different movie, but it is nice to see a few more scenes being a fan of the film.
Special Features, their are none. They have a cast in crew section that doesn't reveal more then the ending credits do.
In closing the picture isn't great, but it's probably the best your going to find for this title.
Well I guess that does it for my review. (...) 4 out of 5 stars. Considering the likelihood of another DVD being produced I was easy on my star ratings."