History Film / ForbiddenZone

1st May '16 4:53:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: "Johnny" and "Giter Brider Itzik"
17th Oct '15 6:38:16 PM Darkstarr
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--> "The ''queen'' said she was going to ''ream'' us with twelve-inch cattle prods... and ''I'm'' still ''waiting!''"

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--> "The ''queen'' said she was going to ''ream'' us with twelve-inch ten-inch cattle prods... and ''I'm'' ''I'm still ''waiting!''"waiting!''"
12th Jul '15 7:08:19 PM NWolfman
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Not a single ethnic group, gender or sexual orientation is presented positively in this film.


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* StealthParody: WordOfGod says that the copious amounts of shameless racism was meant as a TakeThat towards supposedly-progressive Hollywood films made after the Civil Rights movement which still casted minorities in stereotypical roles. Richard Elfman felt that, if ''his'' movie was going to be offensive, he may as well not apologize.
3rd Apr '15 9:34:53 AM Morgenthaler
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''Forbidden Zone'' is a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] 1980 musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother Music/DannyElfman as its frontman.

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''Forbidden Zone'' is a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] 1980 musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') ''Film/{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother Music/DannyElfman as its frontman.
6th Dec '14 10:12:32 PM robogabriel
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* AssShove: The queen straps Frenchie to a table and attempts to give her "40,000 volts in her caboose" with an ''electrified dildo''! Yowtch!
21st Oct '14 2:33:15 AM Patachou
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* CoverVersion: About a third of the songs are covers of 1930's songs, especially Cab Calloway ones.

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* CoverVersion: About a third of the songs are covers of 1930's songs, especially Cab Calloway Music/CabCalloway ones.



** Frenchy "sings" a Creator/JosephineBaker song, and Pa "sings" a Creator/CabCalloway song.

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** Frenchy "sings" a Creator/JosephineBaker song, and Pa "sings" a Creator/CabCalloway Music/CabCalloway song.
19th Oct '14 7:38:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheDanza: Herman Bernstein[[note]]Richard and Danny's grandfather[[/note]] as "Mr. Bernstein, the Old Yiddish Man".
* DawsonCasting: Phil Gordon, clearly well past middle age, playing the 10-year-old Flash. All his classmates are also examples of this.



* DeletedScene: A scene where Gramps sings about his days as a wrestler.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Susan Tyrell and the actress playing the Ex-Queen hated each other; according to Elfman, they actually started fighting during the CatFight scene.



* NoBudget



* TalkingToHimself: Several actors play two or more roles in the film; perhaps most memorable is Matthew Bright as the Henderson twins, Squeezit and Renee.
16th Oct '14 6:52:04 AM Patachou
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''Forbidden Zone'' is a a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother DannyElfman as its frontman.

The movie's story focuses on a family that moves in a house that has in the basement a door to the sixth dimension that they pretty much try to ignore, but when the eldest daughter returns from her studies in France, curiosity attracts her to investigate. Heavily inspired by CabCalloway, ''BettyBoop'' cartoons and UndergroundComics.

This movie is groundbreaking for being the first film that DannyElfman ever composed a soundtrack for (no surprise considering his brother is the director and screenwriter, his brother's wife is the protagonist, and their father and grandfather both play characters in the film). Danny himself plays the devil while the rest of the original OingoBoingo band (when it was known as ''The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo'') are here as his minions. The film also includes a post-''FantasyIsland'' Hervé Villechaize and pre-''Film/CryBaby'' Susan Tyrell.

The film had a ''huge'' influence on both Creator/TimBurton and Creator/PaulReubens, who first met while working on ''PeeWeesBigAdventure''. The decision was quickly made to base much of their film's visuals on ''Forbidden Zone'', and to hire DannyElfman to write the score. The rest is history.

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''Forbidden Zone'' is a a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] 1980 musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother DannyElfman Music/DannyElfman as its frontman.

The movie's story focuses on a family that moves in a house that has in the basement a door to the sixth dimension that they pretty much try to ignore, but when the eldest daughter returns from her studies in France, curiosity attracts her to investigate. Heavily inspired by CabCalloway, ''BettyBoop'' Music/CabCalloway, ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoons and UndergroundComics.

This movie is groundbreaking for being the first film that DannyElfman Music/DannyElfman ever composed a soundtrack for (no surprise considering his brother is the director and screenwriter, his brother's wife is the protagonist, and their father and grandfather both play characters in the film). Danny himself plays the devil while the rest of the original OingoBoingo band (when it was known as ''The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo'') are here as his minions. The film also includes a post-''FantasyIsland'' Hervé Villechaize and pre-''Film/CryBaby'' Susan Tyrell.

The film had a ''huge'' influence on both Creator/TimBurton and Creator/PaulReubens, who first met while working on ''PeeWeesBigAdventure''. ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''. The decision was quickly made to base much of their film's visuals on ''Forbidden Zone'', and to hire DannyElfman Music/DannyElfman to write the score. The rest is history.



* ShoutOut: The whole Satan sequence is one on BettyBoop's ''Minnie The Moocher'' cartoon, as well as "Bimbo's Initiation" (when Squeezit opens a door and gets punched in the face by a waiting boxer).

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* ShoutOut: The whole Satan sequence is one on BettyBoop's ''Minnie The Moocher'' WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's ''WesternAnimation/MinnieTheMoocher'' cartoon, as well as "Bimbo's Initiation" "WesternAnimation/BimbosInitiation" (when Squeezit opens a door and gets punched in the face by a waiting boxer).



** Frenchy "sings" a Josephine Baker song, and Pa "sings" a Cab Calloway song.

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** Frenchy "sings" a Josephine Baker Creator/JosephineBaker song, and Pa "sings" a Cab Calloway Creator/CabCalloway song.
6th Oct '14 11:25:25 AM m8e
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''Forbidden Zone'' is a a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful Music/NewWave and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother DannyElfman as its frontman.

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''Forbidden Zone'' is a a [[MindScrew completely bonkers]] musical directed and written by Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright (who would later direct ''{{Freeway}}'') as a vehicle for the antics of their band, The Mystic Knights Of The OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was a stage art troupe that would later become a successful Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and {{Ska}} band, with Richard's little brother DannyElfman as its frontman.
1st Aug '14 3:27:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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This movie is groundbreaking for being the first film that DannyElfman ever composed a soundtrack for (no surprise considering his brother is the director and screenwriter, his brother's wife is the protagonist, and their father and grandfather both play characters in the film). Danny himself plays the devil while the rest of the original OingoBoingo band (when it was known as ''The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo'') are here as his minions. The film also includes a post-''FantasyIsland'' Hervé Villechaize and pre-''Film/{{Cry-Baby}}'' Susan Tyrell.

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This movie is groundbreaking for being the first film that DannyElfman ever composed a soundtrack for (no surprise considering his brother is the director and screenwriter, his brother's wife is the protagonist, and their father and grandfather both play characters in the film). Danny himself plays the devil while the rest of the original OingoBoingo band (when it was known as ''The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo'') are here as his minions. The film also includes a post-''FantasyIsland'' Hervé Villechaize and pre-''Film/{{Cry-Baby}}'' pre-''Film/CryBaby'' Susan Tyrell.
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