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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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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.

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Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #49. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Mason
I have little to add here that has not already been said, but I too love this movie.  Why is it that each one of us feels like we are the only ones?

Something I like to do is have it running during a party with the sound turned down.

Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #50. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Jaesik Kwak
In Korea, the title of this movie was translated to "The Swamp of The Hell". Published in VHS, but hard to find in a regular video shop. I bought one from a flee market.

This is definitely my No. 1 "trash movie". When I first watched the scene that Thor! turned out to be an "angel", I got so much shock. Sill it remains the most shock ever from the movie ever.
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #51. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by GRIMBROTHERS Entertainment


Come see the new standard of B-Movie screening in a town near you, or wait for the DVD of
Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare

to hit stores Nov. 29th from SRS Cinema
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #52. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Cindy
Is there any online used vhs stores where I can buy Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare? I haven't seen this movie 15 years! I can't find it for purchase online,not even on ebay. I thought I hit the jackpot at a local used vhs store, I saw it for sale for $2 and of course bought it. What I really bought was the box, the tape (I shoulda check first,grrrr) was Nightmare On Elm St. 3! I was soooo p**sed and the cashier said No Exchanges,it was also written at the checkout counter,w/ Sales Are Final. So anyone who knows of a used vhs store online that has this movie,please send me an email.  
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #53. Posted on October 16, 2005, 12:37:33 PM by JIM/BOSTON MA
This is my favorite movie of all time, seriously blows my f**king mind when I watch it. If anyone has any information on tracking down the soundtrack LP or CS (or dubbing it for me) please get in touch, as I have been searching for this gem for months now. ENERGY
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #54. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Jason Benalto
John, long have I waited for Rock and Roll Nightmare on DVD. Awesome. I'm not gonna say anything about Intercessor except I thought your video in the extras was awesome. Rock and f----in roll!
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #55. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by John
Okay. For all you RNRN heads out there -- the film has finally been restored from the original negative and put on DVD with commentary track (As bad as the film) by Director JF and Star Thor. It will be released (or escape) in January or February from SYNAPSE FILMS, the guys who have basket case and street trash. They were also given like three hours of "behind the scenes" video shot in the day, and hopefully that will make it onto this "Ultimate collector's edition of one of  the lamest movies ever made"
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Reply #56. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by sick_role
So yeah, can't wait for the RNRN DVD (in HD?). Picked up a copy of "The Intercessor: Another Rock n Roll Nightmare", what a terrible dissapointment. Though there are some hilarious's beyond being bad in a good way, it really does suck. - especially considering "RNRN" is in the title. I mean, jesus - i would've started a fundraiser if you were really that hard up for prop money (AND A FKING 35mm CAMERA!!). God damn...I was seriously p**sed...still am. I mean...get a real camera so the cheap plastic toys and flaccid rubber armour wasn't so damn insulting to those of us who have followed this for so damn long...and looked forward to it for so damn long. God damn.

The original RNRN is still the best and probably always will be.
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