Thursday, June 24, 2010
Best Metal Moments In Horror History
For this edition of Best Metal Moments, I give you the one, the only Rocktober Blood. If you haven't seen this dopey, mostly bloodless slasher from 1984, you're missing a film chock full o' songs that will get stuck in your head faster than you can say Cheap Trick. Forget the fact that it's a terrible slasher film, OK really terrible slasher film and revel in its awesome metalness.
The lead singer of a band, believed to have been dead by all, comes back and seeks revenge against the female backup singer who sent him packing to the electric chair. You see, he killed the producer and a few other folks who he deemed ill fit to produce his records. Now that she's fronting the band, he believes that she's doing a horrible job singing his songs. But is it really the lead singer who's come back or is it someone else who's jealous of a former bandmates's success?
As far as metal moments go, there are plenty. But by far, the end takes the cake. Tray Loren, who plays the lead singer/revenge seeker, takes the stage and channels his inner Rob Halford crossed with Glen Danzig. After killing a few stage dancers during his first song, not even a cracked guitar over his head and shoulder could stop him from delivering his prized hit during the finale.
Cortez the Killer