Black Roses (film)
|Directed by||John Fasano|
|Produced by||Cindy Cirile|
|Written by||Cindy Sorrell|
|Music by||Elliot Solomon|
|Edited by||Ray van Doorn|
Black Roses is a 1988 Metalsploitation film,and American horror film directed by John Fasano. The film has become an underground cult classic with heavy metal fans for the all star soundtrack which has become increasingly difficult to find.
A new rock-n-roll band named Black Roses plays at a sleepy town called Mill Basin, causing the town's kids to turn into rockers. However, what the town doesn't know is that the band is also turning kids into demonic monsters. The soundtrack features many prominent bands at the time such as King Kobra, Tempest, Hallow's Eve, Lizzy Borden, among others. Most of the music for the band "Black Roses" was performed by the members of King Kobra, with Mark Free on vocals, and Carmine Appice on drums.
- Julie Adams as Mrs. Miller
- Carmine Appice as Vinny Apache
- Peter Bontje as Flunkie
- Anthony C. Bua as Tony Ames
- Dave Crichton as Mr. Miller
- Jesse D'Angelo as Jason Miller
- Carla Ferrigno as Priscilla Farmsworth
- Margaret Groome as Mrs. Sullivan
- Frank Dietz as Johnny Pratt
- Vincent Pastore as Tony's Dad
- Sal Viviano as Damien
Original music performed by
- Mark Free - Vocals
- Mick Sweda - Guitar
- Alex Masi - Guitar
- Carmine Appice - Drums
- Chuck Wright - Bass
- Elliot Solomon - Keyboards
The soundtrack was released on CD by Metal Blade Records.
- Bang Tango - "I'm A Stranger"
- Black Roses - "Dance on Fire"
- Black Roses - "Soldiers of the Night"
- Black Roses - "Rock Invasion"
- Black Roses - "Paradise (We're on Our Way)"
- David Michael-Phillips - "King of Kool"
- Hallow's Eve - "D.I.E."
- King Kobra - "Take It Off"
- Lizzy Borden - "Me Against the World"
- Tempest[disambiguation needed] - "Streetlife Warrior"
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Shapiro Entertainment in 1988. It was released on VHS with a pop out case in November 1988, which was part of the book VHS Video Cover Art, which was curated by Thomas Hodge and a foreword by Mondo Media creative director Justin Ishmael.
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