West of Memphis (2012)
The terrible, true-life case of the West Memphis Three centers on a trio of young Arkansas heavy metal fans wrongly accused of mass child murder who served nearly twenty years for the crime. Their saga expertly told in a trio of documentaries under the Paradise Lost moniker, made as the actual events were unfolding. West of Memphis is the final, definitive nonfiction film on this unthinkable but all too real miscarriage of justice—a heavy metal tragedy that just gets more daunting with each telling.
Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park (1978)
Pitched to the band by cartoon studio Hannah-Barbera as “A Hard Day’s Night Meets Star Wars”, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park is closer to “a pile of crap meets a piece of junk.” Nonetheless, we Kiss fanatics feel great affection for this cheap, clunky, laughable boondoggle, especially if we saw it when it first aired as an NBC Halloween treat in 1978. Not only does the band lip-synch to a bunch of their best tunes, they have super powers and go boot-to-boot against evil robot versions of themselves. What more could anyone want? A good movie? Nah! More Kiss? Yeah!