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Trick or Treat (1986)

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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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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Comedy | Horror | Music

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24 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Farce ou festin  »

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$6,797,218 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

when Eddie's mom is in his room, when the stereo starts playing and while she's trying to stop it, she lowers every equalizer potentiometer. When she goes out of the room, the potentiometers are back in their original place. See more »

Quotes

Sammi Curr: [to Eddie] You should be loyal to your heroes... they can turn on you.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Shivers (1995) See more »

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Performed by Only Child
Composed and Produced by Paul Sabu
Published by Bel Ritmo Music (BMI)
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Great Movie... In The Proper Context!
9 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie if viewed in the proper context - It was meant to be a parody of teen-horror-devil-worship movies (and the '80s saw plenty of them)! I saw this movie when it first came out, and instantly liked it. Being a big fan of KISS, it was great to see Gene in the movie. And anything with OZZY as a metal-hating preacher can't be all bad! Also, Fastway was already a favorite of mine, so it was great to hear them on the soundtrack.

The original VHS (this was pre-DVD) cover for Trick Or Treat featured an illustration of Sammi kneeling, playing his guitar in a ring of fire with a "demon" looking on. It was a special order, and the price for the VHS copy at the time (circa 1987) was $90! I really wanted the movie, but not at that ridiculous price. The 'OZZY-Gene' cover was only created for the $5 re-release. The company releasing it probably figured Gene and OZZY were the only recognizable people in the movie, so they had better put 'em on the cover! Same thing with the original "Little Shop Of Horrors" - Jack Nicholson was in it for all of five minutes, but now they have him on the cover as if he were the main star.

I have a "Trick Or Treat" web site, and it's surprising how many people believe Sammi Curr was a real person! Fastway helped perpetuate that myth by dedicating their soundtrack album to 'Sammi Curr'.

All-in-all, it was just a good time, rock-n-roll movie. Definitely not to be taken too seriously, but just enjoyed!


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