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Rockula (1990)

A young vampire cannot lose his virginity because of a curse imposed upon him centuries ago.

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Luca Bercovici
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cameron ... Ralph
Toni Basil ... Phoebe
Thomas Dolby ... Stanley
Tawny Fere ... Mona (as Tawny Feré)
Susan Tyrrell ... Chuck the Bartender
Bo Diddley ... Axman
Kevin Hunter ... Drunk
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Robin
Rick Zumwalt ... Boom Boom
Tamara De Treaux Tamara De Treaux ... Bat Dork (as Tamara DeTreaux)
Tony Cox ... Big Al
Greg Rusin Greg Rusin ... Elmo
Bill Brochtrup ... Roadie (as William Brochtrup)
Dean Minerd Dean Minerd ... Roadie
Sloan Fischer Sloan Fischer ... Cigar Man
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Storyline

Rockula is about a male vampire who lost his lady love centuries ago. She was killed by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding a large ham bone. Our hero, the vampire, did nothing to save her. So he is now cursed to watch her be born again in another life, and then watch her die, strangely enough by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding you-know-what. Now, in 1990, he has, he suspects, his last chance to try to save her instead of watching get clubbed over and over again down through the years. Oh, and he becomes a rock star in the process. Written by Shannon Quesnel <sa_quesnel@venus.cambrianc.on.ca>

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He's a vampire who hasn't scored in 400 years. Tonight's the night! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Musical

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рокула See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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This film was the second feature film by cinematographer John Schwartzman (half-brother to Jason Schwartzman, stepson of Talia Shire, and nephew of Francis Ford Coppola), who'd later go on to earn an Oscar nomination and work on major films such as "Jurassic World," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Rock," and "Seabiscuit." See more »

Quotes

Ralph: ...he might be the DJ but I'm The Vampire.
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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BUDAPEST BY BLIMP
Performed by Thomas Dolby
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Rockula vs Rapula?
8 March 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

Eh, I'll go with Rockula, though Rapula clearly knows good times when he sees it. Dean Cameron plays a young vampire trying to woo a local pop star so that he can break a 400 year old curse about a peg-legged pirate who wants to beat her with a hambone. Or something. What really matters here is that Toni Basil plays Rockula's vampy mom, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Diddly play his bandmates, and the music is highly amusing. Even though this was released in 1990, it has an 80s vibe through and through, complete with bad song and dance sequences and even a faux music video. Recommended to all fans of rock/horror hybrids, 80s schlock, and inimitable Dean Cameron.


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