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Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone (2012)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1982 Wide

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Oingo Boingo fans and midnight movie mavens will love this bizarre black-and-white feature packed with music, madness, and members of the Elfman clan. The story revolves around the Hercules family, who live in a house that just happens to hide a secret entrance to the Sixth Dimension in the basement. When daughter Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman) skips school one afternoon, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the forbidden door, and winds up a prisoner in this alternate world. King Fausto

May 7, 2012

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You could toss definitions at this thing all day and never hit the bullseye.

June 14, 2010 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine
SFX Magazine

bizzare in every sence, lovely

September 3, 2007

Patently the only film of its kind that could give a home to its nutso musical numbers

June 13, 2006 Full Review
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If awards were given for sheer insane spectacle, this avant garde 1980 cult flick would certainly qualify as among the most gold-bedecked movies of the past quarter century.

May 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

A much better cult classic than "Rocky Horror"

October 28, 2003 | Comments (2)
Aisle Seat

As wild a concoction of deliberately politically incorrect outrageousness as can be imagined - a love-it-or-hate-it proposition if ever there was one.

November 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Forbidden Zone

One by one, a cartoonish family is sucked into the 6th Dimension (ruled by king Herve Villachez and queen Susan Tyrell) in this cult musical comedy. Wild, weird and utterly unique, like a mixture of Jean Cocteau, the Three Stooges, and Betty Boop cartoons, with Busby Berkley-style choreography and music by Oingo Boingo.
January 27, 2013
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Greg S

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A fantastically eclectic crazy musical, and I love it.
January 10, 2011
ajv2688

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'Forbidden Zone': Don't Say You Weren't Warned!

Yikes! What netherworld of dementia did I just land in? Imaginative, outlandish, kitschy, purile, grotesque cult film fodder. Worth a look so you can decide for yourself how to finish the sentence, "So bad it's...."
October 15, 2008
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Doctor Strangeblog

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The best things in this move were the songs. It was okay, but I wouldn't watch it again.
March 7, 2008
Doctor0Quinzel

Super Reviewer

    1. King Fausto: Does anyone here say actual words a human can understand, instead of seeing who can sound the most artistic, or should I say the most snooty art curator. What a bunch of fakes.
    – Submitted by Muzsikus M (23 months ago)
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