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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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If you think Sammi Curr looks like he's been to hell and back... it's because he has! See more »

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24 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Farce ou festin  »

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$6,797,218 (USA)
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Trivia

Eddie (Mark Price) is wearing an Alternative Tentacles shirt at one point in the movie. Alternative Tentacles was a punk label, founded in 1979 by Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys. See more »

Goofs

When Leslie is outside the radio station, she starts counting, "One Mississippi, two Mississippi," etc. By the time she reaches the teens, she has dropped "Mississippi." Also, as she counts, the next numbers she recites are in the low 40's. The next time she is shown, she's at fifty six and seven, and the last time she's shown counting (before ninety) she's back to twenty six and twenty seven. See more »

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Angie Weinbauer: [Gazing at Eddie's ruined hi-fi system] What have you done to your stereo?
Eddie Weinbauer: [Lowering the baseball bat] Oh... I wanted a new one!
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A brief clip with Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom appears after the end credits. See more »

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If You Could See
Written by Fast Eddie Clarke, Dave King and Jerry Shirley
Performed by Fastway
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Happens only in the 80's!
7 July 2004 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

The glorious 80's! Only films like TRICK OR TREAT were produced in the decade of long hair, bizarre clothing, colors everywhere, heavy metal, and the slasher movies. The 80's feeling is always present through the movie as all of the popular elements of this decade appear in almost every scene.

This is an entertaining mid 80's horror film. The plot could be very popular if used today. Eddie's mistake was to listen everytime to heavy metal. His passion for the head banging music started a series of crimes, supernatural situations, and the release of an evil spirit of a psycho.

I can think of some metal bands with hidden messages but as silly as it sounds, I'm not that brave to try to play their tapes backwards. Brrrrr. Ozzy Osbourne, the "Prince of Darkness" 's appereance is great, it's appreciated by his fans. As a die hard horror fan, I enjoyed most of it's meant to be scary moments. But in particular I love the scene where the spirit appears as a green fog or something touches in a sexual way a Tiffany Amber Thiesen look alike in a dirty way if you know what I mean. What a perv the spirit resulted!

This is great 80's cheese, watch it for some mindless fun. 5/10.


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