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
If you think Sammi Curr looks like he's been to hell and back... it's because he has!
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Did You Know?
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
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
[Gazing at Eddie's ruined hi-fi system
What have you done to your stereo?
[Lowering the baseball bat
Oh... I wanted a new one!
A brief clip with Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom appears after the end credits. See more
Referenced in Rewind This!
If You Could See
Written by Fast Eddie Clarke
, Dave King and Jerry Shirley
Performed by Fastway
(uncredited) See more