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

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6 comments:

Strange Kid said...

Haha, sounds a little like that episode from Tales of the Crypt... "On a Deadman's Chest." Only, you know, without the killer tattoos. :)

Complaint Dept said...

It's his twin brother. He framed him because he was jealous. It's by far one of the most Scooby Doo endings around. Truly bad. But awesome songs - kind of like the first Iron Maiden album, but slower and sung by the guy from Loverboy.

stonerphonic said...

i NEVER thought i'd ever say this, but hell, maybe rob zombie could actually do a half decent remake outta this. coz not even rob could ruin this drivel anymore than it did itself.

i'd swear the singer in the vid is chanelling the demon bastard short bus love child of KISS and Adam Ant...

Cortez The Killer said...

@StrangeKid, is that the one where the rocker bands that really hot tattooed chick?

@Complaint Dept, thanks for revealing the super secret surprise ending, dude. At least put a *spoiler alert* ;)

@stonerphonic, by jove I think you're on to something! There is NO WAY he could ruin it, only improve upon it. In fact he could cast Zakk Wylde and hire another actor who has a similar singing voice. It could be like Rockstar with Marky Mark but way gorier!

Matt-suzaka said...

Well, I wasn't in love till about 3:22, but hard did I fall. Great clip, CK!

William Weird ("The Bearded Weirdo Reviews Guy") said...

Great li'l write-up. I'm a diehard horrorhound and metalhead, and Rocktober Blood is just sweet cheeseball fun. There's a killer on the looooooooooose!