Trick or Treat (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Music  |  24 October 1986 (USA)
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Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hard rock idol Sammi Curr burns to death in a hotel fire. His biggest fan, Lakeridge High School student and resident metal head Eddie Weinbauer is devastated by the news and turns to local radio DJ "Nuke" for emotional support. After a heated discussion about the deceased rock star, Nuke presents Eddie with a rare demo record, the last ever recorded by Sammi and the only copy in existence. Overwhelmed by Nuke's generosity, Eddie accepts the gift without hesitation, unaware of it's dark role in things to come. After constant humiliation and a near drowning at the hands of school bully Tim Hainy and his sports jock friends, Eddie becomes enraged and vows revenge on all those who have wronged him, much to the dismay of love interest, Leslie and best friend, Roger. Alone in his room with feelings of rage and retribution racing through his mind, Eddie places the new record onto his stereo and is shocked to discover that he can communicate with the deceased rock star when it is rotated ... Written by phantomdroid

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A deadly obsession turns into a spine tingling horror! See more »


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Release Date:

24 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Farce ou festin  »

Box Office


$6,797,218 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Marc Price starred as geeky Erwin 'Skippy' Handleman on the popular 80's comedy sitcom Family Ties. See more »


The spilled Pepsi on the record disappears when Eddie smashes the stereo up. See more »


Eddie Weinbauer: [realizing that he is talking to a stereo] Maybe I'm lonely and I'm nuts!
Sammi Curr: [Sammi's voice booms] YOU! Namgar! Ragman! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Crazy Credits

A brief clip with Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom appears after the end credits. See more »


It's Up To You Now
Composed and Performed by Diana Blair
Published by I'm The Girl Music (ASCAP)
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The timing has to be right
6 July 2003 | by (Charleston, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I noticed many of the comments on this movie came from people who saw it during the last five years and bought it out of a bargain bin of $5 or $6 DVDs. I saw it when it came out in 1986 and was quite entertained. I learned long ago when it comes to watching horror flicks, you can't take them seriously. In this case, it's simply a sign of the times. During the 1980s when the concern over music's lyrics was at it's peak and Tipper Gore was on her PMRC crusade, this movie fit perfectly.

Please don't judge it in the 21st century. That's why you haven't seen it in a bargain bin until now. It just doesn't fit anymore. I give it a 3.5 out of 5 for its entertainment value.

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