Forbidden Zone (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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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 (10) | Top Critics (1)

Forbidden Zone's sheer gleeful-strangeness quotient still humbles that of any big-screen musical that's come since.

April 8, 2020 | Full Review…

If viewers can make it through the opening scene, it's safe to say they'll be prepared for the appalling singularities that follow.

September 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

It's frequently offensive and never clever, but it remains a unique and strangely magical movie.

April 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

January 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

June 14, 2010 | Full Review…

Patently the only film of its kind that could give a home to its nutso musical numbers

June 13, 2006

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

Super Reviewer

A fantastically eclectic crazy musical, and I love it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

'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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Doctor Strangeblog

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