Imagine this … its Halloween, 1987, Guns N’ Roses are on MTV singing Welcome to the Jungle, you just bought your first Poison record, and you are looking for something totally awesome to watch that is the perfect mixture of scary and your favorite hair metal. Well, your dream has come true! Here is your introduction to a little known genre not often explored known as HAIR METAL HORROR! Here are the top ten best hair metal films to help you rock out with your horror out…
10. Zombie Nightmare
Tony Washington is killed by a gang of rampant trendy teenagers, and Molly Mokembe is a voodoo lady who brings him back from the dead to seek revenge on his killers so he can rest in peace! With a soundtrack that features the sounds of Motorhoead, Girlschool, and Thor this is a one star winner.
9. Ghoul School
Ghoul School is a hilarious ultra-lowbudget flick about a highschool swimming team, whose members terrorize the other pupils and teachers after they’ve been turned into blood-thirsty zombies by a strange chemical that accidently ended up in their swimming pool. In order to prevent the ghastly ghouls from taking over their school, a bunch of robot ninja-lovin’ geeks has to team up with the worst heavy metal band that ever appeared in movie and fight back the attack of the undead.
8. Hard Rock Zombies
A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange place. But that of course doesn’t stop the band’s lead singer from falling in love with a local girl named Cassie. After perverts kill the band to satisfy their blood lust, Cassie calls the rockers back from the grave to save her, the town, and maybe the world.
7. Lone Wolf
A struggling rock band and other college students cope with the trials and tribulations of their young lives and find themselves in the role of determining what exactly is behind the recent full-moon killings which have been attributed to wild dogs.
6. Black Roses
The plot of this one is pretty simple … Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. Duh!
5. Pledge Night
When a silly frat boy prank goes way too far (Young Sid is boiled in a tub of acid), he comes back to wreak havoc on the new generation of brothers in his old fraternity.
4. The Gate
When three young children have a tree removed from their backyard they literally open the gates of hell and accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons! What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish reality that is literally taking over the Earth.
3. Trick or Treat
Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.
2. Rock n’ Roll Nightmare
At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording studio. Lead singer John Triton gets the band to perform their first night in the farmhouse after dinner, and weird little beasties suddenly appear, and strange things start to happen. Band members (and their tag along girlfriends) begin to act strangely and vanish one by one. Soon, only John Triton remains, and he holds a secret. Finally, the evil shows itself and a battle between heaven and hell ensues …. You must watch the trailer – amazing!
1. Shock ‘Em Dead
Martin is a nerdy loser who quits his job at a local pizza joint to become a world-famous rock guitarist. But he sucks, so he decides to sell his soul to the devil in return for some rockin’ talent. Martin’s stunt double is NITRO’s guitar wizard Michael Angelo Batio, a man believed to be the greatest shredder of all time!