Hmm, how to describe Forbidden Zone to someone who hasn't seen it? Well, first of all, I'd tell them that they need to familiarize themselves with the music of Oingo Boingo, specifically their early stuff. Once they've done that then this movie might be a little easier to swallow. I personally see it as a piece of artistic filmmaking, with lots of different tricks up its sleeve: live action, animation, black and white photography, matte paintings, musical numbers, models, etc. It's an insane but well-made piece of filmmaking. It's also one of the best musicals you're ever likely to see. The music and the lyrics are unorthodox, but I like that. And the plot doesn't really matter, which is maybe its main flaw. Not that it really needs a strong through line, but it's a little difficult to wrap your head around on the first viewing. It's also exhausting to watch because of how frenetic and crazy it is, but there's nothing else like it. It's unique, and that makes it special.