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Forbidden Zone

Released 1982
Distributor The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Starring a psychotronic cast including Hervé Villechaize, Viva, and Joe Spinell, director Richard Elfman fashioned this musical comedy around The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, an absurdist theater troupe. Originally shot in black and white, the cartoonish chaos revolves around the “Hercules Family” whose basement acts as a portal to the Sixth Dimension. Danny Elfman composed the music and has a bit part as Satan (who sings Minnie the Moocher.)

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About Bear McCreary

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning composer Bear McCreary began his career as a protégé of legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein before scoring the influential series Battlestar Galactica in 2004. McCreary, a four-time Emmy nominee, won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons, a musical palindrome that sounds the same forwards and backwards. Recent projects include the Amazon Original hit series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, God of War Ragnarök (Sony Interactive Entertainment), Foundation for Apple TV+, the Sony and Starz international hit series Outlander, Netflix’s Crip Camp, produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane, AMC’s global phenomenon The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the video game Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

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