Black Roses (film)

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For the 1935 film, see Black Roses (1935 film).
Black Roses
Black Roses FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Fasano
Produced by Cindy Cirile
Written by Cindy Sorrell
Music by Elliot Solomon
Cinematography Paul Mitchnick
Edited by Ray van Doorn
Release dates
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
90 min.
Country United States

Black Roses is a 1988 Metalsploitation film,and American horror film directed by John Fasano.[1] The film has become an underground cult classic with heavy metal fans for the all star soundtrack which has become increasingly difficult to find.[2]


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.


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Original music performed by


The soundtrack was released on CD by Metal Blade Records.


The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Shapiro Entertainment in 1988.[4] 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.[5]

The film was released on DVD in the United States by Synapse Films in 2007.[6]

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