Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)

 

SYNOPSIS:

A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an evil cannibal demon.

The ghost of a female heavy metal singer who was killed there tries to help the man fight the monster.

REVIEW:

Even though reading the synopsis for this late 80’s flick may seem like it’s a cash-in on the 1986 flick Trick or Treat, this film does have some very different aspects (not including the heavy metal tones that it shares with Trick or Treat).

The music is obviously what drives this film through it’s 90 minutes (which can sometimes feel a little bit overlong), but there are some very nice kills and gore effects used in this also to take into consideration when judging it.

Directed by Dimitri Logothetis who still is a working director and producer today, the film has many of the classic cliche’s of 80’s (late 80s) horror, but it is a charmer in many aspects, with some quite nasty kills, a decently high body-count and some cool effects thrown in for good measure.

There’s not too much more to say about Slaughterhouse Rock, except for – COVER ART!

Just check that cover art out at the top there – classic 80s.

RATING:    5 out of 10 – A fun ride through late 80’s horror.