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Rated R
Copyright 1987 Thunder Films Inc.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • John Triton - John Mikl Thor! It's Thor! Quiet and unassuming lead singer of the band until he reveals his true nature.
  • Randy - John's woman. Demon fodder.
  • Stig and Lou Anne - He has an amazingly horrid Australian accent, she's the bitch of the group. Both are taken by demons.
  • Max and Dee Dee - Two goofballs who have been waiting for just the right chance to jump in the sack. She's pretty attractive, from the neck down. A demonic little kid takes care of them.
  • Roger and Mary - Recent newlyweds and oh boy are they annoying about it. Mr. and Mrs. Goody Two Shoes get eaten by a demon in the kitchen.
  • Phil - Nerdy manager of the band, a fake version of Lou Anne gets naked then chews his shoulder off. For some odd reason he's not in the credits?
  • Four Groupies - Girls who show up to, um, socialize with the band. Presumed demon kibble.
  • Satan - Lord of Hell who also owns this small farmhouse outside Toronto. Defeated by Thor!

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The Plot: 

Any movie produced by the lead singer of a regional rock band is going to be interesting my friends. Particularly so when that guy's name is Thor! (Hehehe!) We start off the story with a seemingly unrelated short where a housewife is eaten by her stove. After that, treat of treats, one is allowed to watch a van driving down the road for about five minutes, but finally the vehicle arrives at the very same farmhouse where mom was cooked and out steps Thor! (Yes, every time you see that name there will be an exclamation mark on the end.) David Lee Roth's more girthful twin has transported his band to this secluded farmhouse to kindle their artistic spirit. That fails miserably, not entirely due to their deaths either. Evil forces in the house consume Triton's band one by one, sometimes two at a time, but you know what I mean. In case you're wondering, Dee Dee is the only female who actually plays in the band, the other girls are just along for the ride. I'm a little confused about Dee Dee, on one hand - she has a nice body, on the other - her face scares me. (Plus she kisses like Liv Tyler.) Where were we? Oh yes, everyone except Thor! has been eaten. Randy, who is actually Satan at this point, wanders up to him and transforms into true form. Just in case the previous seventy minutes of silliness wasn't enough, Thor! jumps up and transforms into his true form! He's an archangel! Who wears lots of hairspray and a studded thong! And all those "people" Satan just finished killing? They were "shadows" created by the angel to lure him out! "Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare" tends to give me the giggles and after a group of us watched it someone even mentioning "Thor!" would turn us all into laughing idiots.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Housewives lead pretty dangerous lives in Canada, one out of one will be killed in an unfortunate accident involving the oven.
  • To emphasize a point women grab their breasts. (It's like underlining words in a sentence.)
  • Woman love to do the dishes.
  • Newlyweds are damn annoying.
  • Australian guys never take their sunglasses off, even for sex.
  • Never keep leftovers too long in a haunted house.
  • Thor! naked is a very bad thing.
  • If you create "shadows" of people to lure Satan out and have sex with one it must not be masturbation. (Anyone? Catholics?)
  • John Mikl Thor is an archangel.
  • Divinities wear lots of eyeliner.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 10 mins - Let's do something, I for one am tired of watching this van drive down the road.
  • 13 mins - Can anyone in this movie act? I know
  • 24 mins - That's a sock puppet, I cannot believe they used a sock puppet.
  • 36 mins - When Mogwai attack.
  • 45 mins - This demon is not all bad; he turned off the music.
  • 51 mins - I thought he said the lake was private? It's about a hundred yards from the house and in the middle of a field!
  • 57 mins - Not Thor! naked, arggghhh...ugh, moles! Help!
  • 58 mins - The mechanics of these two having sex like this (you'd have to see the scene) is mind boggling.
  • 65 mins - Man, would I ever like to have a nice, refreshing, delicious Coca-Cola right now.
  • 74 mins - Somebody is throwing rubber starfish things at Thor!, and he is catching them and then acting like they are stuck to his chest!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note rrnightmare1.wav John: "So, how do you like your rooms?"
Mary: "It's just wonderful John, really great!"
Roger: "There's no place we'd rather spend our honeymoon than with the band."
Green Music Note rrnightmare2.wav Mary: "I'm sure Phil's not dead or anything, or he would have called."
Green Music Note rrnightmare3.wav Possessed Randy: "Enough John."
John: "What are you talking about Randy?"
Possessed Randy: "We have to stop pretending, the guys won't be coming back, they're dead."
Green Music Note rrnightmare4.wav John: "I'll see you again, Old Scratch!"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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I want you to understand the sort of film you are going to rent if this review piqued your interest. Watch in amazement as evil starfish attack Thor!, not that someone is tossing these things at him from off camera.

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Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #1. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Chris Schneider
    The first (and greatest) Rock/Horror/Religious/Porn flick ever! the best use of clay-mation since gumby, in a movie no less! Stig sounded like he was shiprecked on an island with a VCR as a child and learned to talk from watching "The Road Warrior" videos. Believe it or not, our superhero THOR was a rock warrior who blew up hot water bottles and bent mike stands as a stage act in the 70's, and he still makes thunderous cd's. One can visit this semi-god at:
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #2. Posted on November 23, 1999, 06:55:44 PM by
In the UK this movie is called 'The Edge of Hell' and it is one of the worst movies ever. I particularly like Thor's recital of the names of the devil, and the gratuitous product placement for coca-cola. See you again old scratch!
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #3. Posted on November 24, 1999, 08:32:58 AM by
Oh MY GOD!!! I cant believe this page exists!! Finally i can now have a sample of the greatest song of all time, "We live to Rock!" Truely brillant, reminds me of the many late nights me and my friends spent watching this film, yes we've seen it more than once - you know who you are!!
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #4. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Chris
I thought rock n roll nightmare aka {edge of hell} was pretty cool I know the special effects are cheesy but I really liked the story line. My favorite song is the song from the last fight the challenge I wish groups today sounded that good nowadays you can't even understand what they are saying. The sock puppets were funny too along with the demon at the end but if you turn the contrast a little darker some parts won't look fake. I really liked the movie and the music I give it a 5.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Ben
I worked on "Rock'n'Roll Nightmare" in make-up and special effects (the term used loosely)It's not surprising that the director of this "movie" also wrote another bad movie (Another 48 hours with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy)

I was depressed at the time and although it may not be up to par with say... "The Thing With Two Heads", most people who I worked with were really cool.

We had a blast.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #6. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Juan
Thor! Is my hero!!! Look at what I found here! (

"Born in Vancouver and a bodybuilder by the age of seven, young Jon Mikl Thor found solace from the rigors of working out by rocking out to his favorite tunes. "We had a weight set in the basement where my older brother showed me how to train," the rugged one remembers. "I started listening to metal and hard rock like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and trained to it. I found that it was a great way to pump up, and eventually I won tournaments like Teenage Mr. America and Mr. Junior Canada. I went on to win Mr. USA and Mr. Canada when I was 18 years old.""


"Along the way he also managed to star in three classic low budget B-movies (one featuring Adam West, no doubt!), grab the title of Mr. USA, dance in a nudie musical, do time as a male stripper, and be crushed with a hammer by a masked gladiator foe named Mettalus. More than a hard rock heavy hitter, Thor may just be the Dirk Diggler of heavy metal."

Don't you just love it?!
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #7. Posted on May 12, 2000, 12:55:40 PM by
wow...forget 'rocktober blood' forget 'black flowers'. this is the crap heavy metal horror movie you need to see. from the opening sequence of the van driving and driving and driving, i knew this was going to be a special bad movie experience, and i was not disappointed. auteur jon mikl thor's quest for fame wasn't limited to this effort. no, my friends, there's more. he also starred in 'zombie nightmare' featuring no less a talent than adam 'batman' west and tia carrere in an early role. it's pretty bad, too. and he had a band named thorkestra! i know this because there was an entry on him in a little pocket guide to heavy metal i found once in a bookstore...i wonder where he is now...
oh, heavy metal makes me laugh...
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #8. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Martin Scorsese
Rock N Roll Nightmare is one of the most important films in the history of cinema.... It not only combines the tremendous acting abilities of the THOR but his musical stylings as well. After it release in 87' and reviews of "Box Office Poison," Rock N Roll Nightmare found a place in all of our hearts and is destined to remain on the AFI's list of 100 Greatest Movies of all time.....

The Most Important Movie Of All Time, Period!
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