Richard Elfman, aside from his writing and directing talents, was the founding member of "Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo" which included his brother, the hottest film composer in Hollywood today, Danny Elfman. Danny not only composed the original music to "Forbidden Zone," but joined the cast as 'Satan'. "Forbidden Zone" delves into the world of the Sixth Dimension with many bizarre twists and turns along the way. The film also stars Herve Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Marie-Pascale Elfman and features the music of Oingo-Boingo, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and many others. The film is fun, outrageous and shocking. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
Many critics and audiences have compared "Forbidden Zone" to the works of David Lynch, another creative and intense filmmaker. In previous reviews, The Los Angeles Times wrote: "It is hip and very campy, the sex is kinky, the music is loud and the humor broad and crass." The L.A. Weekly called it "...an inventive, profane and chaotic put-on of a musical of unrelenting kinetic momentum." And, most recently Film Threat called "Forbidden Zone" "The Citizen Kane of Underground Movies."
Director Richard Elfman will introduce the film at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on Friday, April 30, 2004 at midnight, and there will be signed soundtrack CD's and posters from Richard and Danny Elfman raffled off after the movie.