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Trick or Treat (1986)

Sammi Curr was an infamous rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now, he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio waves and automobiles, and making a few human sacrifices.

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Richard Pachorek ...
Ron Avery
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Maggie Wong-Hernandez (as Clare Nono)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Horror | Music

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24 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Farce ou festin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,912,687, 26 October 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,797,218
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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 leaves the car that almost went off the drawbridge, one can easily see a jack holding up the back of the car. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Scream Until You Like It
Performed by Only Child
Produced by Paul Sabu
Composed by Paul Sabu, Charles Esposito and Neil Citron
Published by Jungle Boy Music (BMI) and Careers Music, Inc. (BMI)
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So Cheesy It's Cool!
26 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sure the movie is cheesy, but that is part of its charm. My favourite line has to be when the one chick (I think her name was Genie Wooster) tells Eddie that he is creepy, and when he says he doesn't understand, she replies "If you weren't so creepy, you would know what I mean". The reason why I love this line so much is as follows: It reminds me (and I am sure many others) of stuck up people in high school who had the same attitude. I can think of one, in particular right now.

So despite the movie's lack of appeal to awards committees, it does have some great moments, and although it does not have mass appeal, I don't think that was its purpose. It reaches out to the lost children of the world by showing them that they are not alone.

Besides, it is just a fun movie. Where else will you get to see Ozzy Osbourne preach about the evils of heavy metal music?

Oh yeah: One person compared Sammi Curr to Alice Cooper, which isn't a bad comparison, but I am positive that he was modelled after Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. He had the same look and similar attitude, and just as Blackie was a big target of the PMRC, Sammi was a big target of the parents groups in Trick or Treat.

I would also highly recommend another cheesy 80s horror movie called "Basket Case".


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