Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

Inspired by the recent release of Dethklok’s The Dethalbum, a brutal combination of metal and gore, and with Halloween impending, here’s a very scary list of craptastic heavy metal horror movies for your viewing displeasure. Thirteen of ‘em, to be exact. Unlucky you.


  1. Trick or Treat: Marc Price (Skippy from Family Ties) is a metalhead that becomes possessed by a deceased rock idol after listening to “Songs in the Key of Death” on Halloween. Gene Simmons and Ozzy make cameos.


  2. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare: A heavy metal rocker (played by Canadian bodybuilder Thor) wants to lay down tracks for his new album, but the demons aren’t havin’ it. In an epic battle, they throw satanic starfish at his pecs.


  3. Hard Rock Zombies: A convoluted but joyously campy plot involving a sexy hitchhiker, a switchblade yielding werewolf, a pair of dwarves, Adolf Hitler, and of course, hard rockin’ zombies.


  4. Black Roses: Beelzebub, disguised as a hair-metal singer (who looks a little like Adam Curry) brainwashes small town teenagers to kill their parents and teachers.


  5. The Gate: Stephen Dorff opens the gates to hell by playing a heavy metal record backwards. Typical.


  6. Slumber Party Massacre 2: A heavy metal baddie with a power-drill guitar wreaks havoc on a female rock group’s slumber party. Hence the title.


  7. Slaughterhouse Rock: A deceased rock star’s ghost (Toni Basil) helps a teenager fight a cannibal demon… in Alcatraz!!!


  8. Terror on Tour: Some metal bands salute their fans that are about to rock; the Clowns threaten to kill them.


  9. Shock ‘em Dead: A wannabe rocker sells his soul to a Voodoo priestess to win the heart of lust-worthy Traci Lords. Evil ensues.


  10. Scream Dream: Rock sensation Michelle Shock (not Michelle Shocked) fights a demon that looks like a hand puppet with black magic.


  11. Rocktober Blood: An evil rock star named Billy Eye does his best Rob Halford impression and terrorizes from the dead.


  12. Monster Dog: Alice Cooper and a monster dog. ‘Nuff said.


  13. Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal: Following a heavy metal concert on a 747, the lead singer shoots the pilot. It’s not really a horror movie, but it’s scary, nonetheless.