Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"

Custom Search

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!

Buy It!

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.

 Click for a larger imageIMAGESScenes from the movie 


 Watch a sceneVIDEOMPEG video files 

Video Cliprrnightmare1.mpg - 2.6m
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.

 Leave a commentEXTRASBuy the movie 

Share It!Buy the movieIMDB Logo
Stumble This ReviewStumble This Review
Digg This ReviewDigg This Review
Buy it from (United States)

Internet Movie Database

Comments:Write CommentPages: 1 ... 6 7 [8]
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #57. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by JJ
John you are the man and I don't give three craps what people say about this movie cause I still watch the thing over and over again as this movie has what so many lack these days and that is the element of what rock was like in the 80's. You guys captured that feel not only in the music, but hey check out the q-tip box and the edge shaving gel in the bathroom..........even the coke can is antique.  People who say this movie sucks take life way too serious and this movie was not intended for you.  This movie is for the young and the young at heart who know how to have a good time and not over analyze everthing to death.  Check  out my band at  Believe it or not, I saw this movie when I was a little kid and it left such a huge impression on me I devoted my life to rock n roll.......we live we live to rock.........we live we live to rock. rock on fellow rockers........... I will definitely be on the look out for Rock n roll nightmare 2 the intercessor.  AAAAALLLRIGHT John good s**t.  be good and come check us out and hang bro.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #58. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Erin
I just finished with the special edition DVD of this. The commentary track features Thor! and director John Fasano, and they fortunately have a pretty good sense of humor about the kind of movie they ended up making, but they also clearly have fond memories of the fun they had making it. There are plenty of good stories, from the revelation that this movie was made on a bet that you couldn't make a feature-length film on 35mm for $53,000 to the "guest breasts" who refused to remove their tops once they got on set.

Then there's the lengthy video footage of the "wolf child" being made up, which gives some great insight into what it's like to try to deal with putting extensive makeup on a young child. Highly recommended disk, overall.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #59. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by just me
I can't wait for the DVD! This is one of my all-time favorite movies... right up there with Killer Klowns from Outer Space!
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #60. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by leandro
  In Spain (where I'm from) Its title (al filo del infierno) sugestted frightening cold-glaring demon-boys, head-spinning little girls, and deliciously scary demonic fiends from Beeyoooond Reeeeeason and Saaaaanityyyyy...  Well, That was what I got.  At least, the latter.  Obviously.  Reason and Sanity probably have to commit suicide if they have to make a minimun of sense of such a mesh of concepts: Teenage-Werewolves And rockers And a  Supposedly-Allmighty-but-Sadly-Looking-Ill Lord-of-starfish- (bud)demons And Jim-Henson-worst-NIghtmare-Of-a-Kitchen-lurking("Oh,looks! It's sooooo cute!It seems they made with a socket..."said one of my friends)-and-(suposedly-) Maniac-killer-Entity...  Just one piece of a good scene, and it hasn't be the truly magnificient Masterpiece of the zzzrated genre.
how much I loved it!!!!!
Re: Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #61. Posted on October 27, 2008, 08:58:34 AM by Thee Dr.
Thor was f**kin' sweeet! He once played a (now legendary) show at the Lyceum in London in 1984 with W.A.S.P. and Venom! \m/
Re: Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #62. Posted on December 27, 2011, 06:03:19 AM by ChunkeeOne
  I appreciate you appreciating this amazing piece of crap but I have to ask; How exactly did you review it without using the term "alien penis demons" or mentioning that you can see "Satan's" strings in the final battle & how much THOR! looks like a cross between He-Man and David Bowie!?!?!   
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8]
 Share on Facebook
RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

Recommended Articles
How To Find A Bad Movie

The Champions of Justice

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Manos, The Hands of Fate

Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

The Human Tornado


The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

Do you have a zombie plan?

ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

Lesson Learned:
  • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

Subscribe to and get updates by email:

HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with Fair Use, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.