Wednesday, November 26, 2008

81. Soundtrack - Forbidden Zone

Way back in 1980, I was sitting in a little movie theater called the Mini Cinema - the same place you could find me every weekend watching things like Rocky Horror or The Song Remains The Same or It Came From Outer Space in 3D. It was a cult movie house that ran shows until about 4am, a place where the seats were permanently fixated with the stench of pot and cheap liquor. My home away from home.

We were at a midnight showing of the Grateful Dead movie when they threw us a curve and decided to show us a new movie first. The Forbidden Zone. This movie was so bizarre and surreal, that we decided to see it again the next night just to make sure that the mind altering drugs we had partaken of did not skew our viewing of the film. No siree, they did not. Seeing the movie straight was as messed up as seeing it high. Something about a sixth dimension, and heroin, a septic tank and a topless princess and Hervé Villechaize.

This was my first Danny Elfman experience and paved the way for my appreciation of Oingo Boingo.

Favorite song:'s the opening scene to the movie.
Official movie site

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