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Forbidden Zone (1980)




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Noted contemporary composer Danny Elfman and his band Oingo Boingo make their feature film debut in this off-beat musical fantasy that chronicles the adventures King Fausto, the dwarf king of the bizarre Sixth Dimension, a land only accessible from the outside through a giant intestine leading from Hercules' mansion. The King and his debauched queen spend much time engaged in various forms of intercourse with a weird assortment of creatures including monsters, bikini clad babes, robots, and more.
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Mystery & Suspense
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Samuel Goldwyn Company


Herve Villechaize
as King Fausto
Susan Tyrrell
as Queen Doris
as Ex-Queen
Richard Elfman
as Masseuse prisoner, Masseuse, prisoner
Joe Spinell
as Squeezit's father
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Critic Reviews for Forbidden Zone

All Critics (8)

Uneven, to put it mildly, but audacious in its daring to be different.

Full Review… | January 7, 2016

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

Full Review… | June 14, 2010
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

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.

Full Review… | May 10, 2004
Entertainment Today

A much better cult classic than "Rocky Horror"

October 28, 2003
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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.

Greg S
Greg S

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A fantastically eclectic crazy musical, and I love it.

Aj V
Aj V

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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...."

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