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The first time I saw Trick Or Treat was about 10 years ago. The movie really impressed me with its subject. It deserves the title cult classic. I never was able to obtain an original of the film. With the DVD trying to break through I had already been looking for the DVD version but according to most shops and even amazon the DVD didn't exist. Imagine my surprise when I had a vacation in Amsterdam I saw the DVD in the Megastore there. It wasn't cheap but I still bought it. There was no way I would miss that chance. I don't regret it. First, because it still can't be ordered at Amazon or any other shop I know and second because it's a great movie. The atmosphere in Trick Or Treat is great. It's not a Hollywood kind of style movie, but the story is better than most of the Hollywood stuff. The special effects aren't bad either. The soundtrack is unmistakenly 80ies metal which I really like. The cameo by Ozzy Osbourne is hilarious. Like I said before it's a cult classic. Not everybody will like it but should try it. I am glad somebody decided that this cult classic should be released. Now if they would release cult classics like The Warriors, The Last Dragon, The Wraith and Three O'Clock High on DVD I would be one happy camper.
This movie is one of my favorite films of all time. It wasn't scary at all and it wasnt a slasher film(love those) but if you like 80's heavy metal you'll love this movie. It's just the feel of the movie. It was made well. If there's one bad thing about this movie it's that there's no squel.
I love this movie and never get tired of watching. The music in it is great. Any true hard rock fan should see this movie and buy the soundtrack. With rockers like Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne you can't go wrong.
This movie is sort of a Carrie meets Heavy Metal. It's about a highschool guy who gets picked on alot and he totally gets revenge with the help of a Heavy Metal ghost. it is such a classic. The soundtrack is A++++. You've got living legends of Metal in it. And Marc Price was great in this film. This is a must have for metal fans.
Anyone out there who grew up in the 80's listening to Heavy Metal will love this movie. Gene Simmons is in there for a few minutes as is Ozzy Osbourne. Special effects are not so bad. And overall the story line is pretty good.
If you are a listener of hard rock/metal you should check this movie
out. Don't except much and I wouldn't recommend owning it. Gene Simmons
is actually somewhat decent in the movie. Ozzy's character is great. I
wouldn't be surprised if Eddie and his friend Roger played D&D. Roger
utilizes a few ability checks throughout the movie. Bluff, move
silently, disguise, et cetera. I think he played a Rogue.
I did notice something about this movie that no one else has posted. Check out the top of the screen for when Stan makes his only appearance. This movie is great...
"Die you commie pig!"
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This is the kind of movie that you just know would have chosen the name 'Halloween' had it not been taken. 'Trick Or Treat' is definitely a cop-out flick. For one thing, the title is misleading, it has nothing to with Halloween at all, and secondly, Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons (who are top-billed on the DVD cover) only have minor, insignificant roles. I found this in the bargain bin for five dollars and the minute I saw Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons on the cover, I had to laugh and had to buy the movie. The story revolves around a heavy-metal outcast by the name of Eddie who gets humiliated and beat up daily by angry jocks, the lead one having an affection for shouting obsceneties (funny stuff). Aside from his HILARIOUS nerdy friend Roger (you only WISH his last dying words were "Let me do ONE thing right") and the pretty, sympathetic popular girl Leslie, Eddie has no one to turn to but his Sammi Curr records. Sammi Curr is supposedly an Alice Cooper like rocker who dies in a fire and when this happens, Eddie is crushed. He is given the last Sammi Curr album by Gene Simmons....err...I mean Nuke. Excited that he has the only copy, he is shocked to find out that playing the record backwards brings forth havoc and destruction. This is the first movie I have ever seen completely devoted to playing records backwards. If you edited out everything else, we would probably have like 40 minutes of this kid sitting in his room spinning the record backwards. And the funny part is, one of the songs (played correctly, mind you) actually SOUNDS like a record being played backwards! Of course, as the movie progresses, the jocks get what's coming to them, and Sammi eventually comes back to life and for no reason at all tries to kill Eddie. This movie is downright hilarious. I knew when I bought this that it was going to be a good-bad movie. I love bad movies, and it doesn't get any worse than this. The acting is atrocious, the dialogue is lame, and the characters are paper-thin. Also, for a horror, there seems to be an extreme lack of gore. I don't think one drop of blood was spilled. But, what the movie lacks in gore, it makes up for in T&A. It's hard to tell what the film-makers were aspiring to when they made a film like this. It obviously wasn't a hit, it never even warranted a sequel. It isn't scary. It's just trash. Fun trash.
When you come across a gem of a movie like this, you realize why the '80s were the greatest decade to live thru. The rock music ruled, & so did movies...especially horror movies. Filmmakers knew how to entertain us, & "Trick or Treat" is evident to this. When rocker Sammi Curr, who was most likely written after W.A.S.P. singer Blackie Lawless, dies in a hotel fire, his #1 fan Eddie, is distraught. He goes to friend & local dj Nuke (Gene Simmons) for support. Nuke gives him a copy of the very last recording that Sammi made; this is the only copy available. It was given to the radio station to be played live Halloween night. When Eddie plays it, it somehow brings back Sammi. He helps Eddie with the bullies at school, but then goes out of control. It is definitely one great movie. The bad thing is, this movie is out of print. I paid $25.00 to finally get it off of eBay. You should too...$$ well spent!
Sammi, Curr a metal rock god, they tried to stop him, they tried to ban him, the tried to censor his music!! (much like the real life Dee Snider, from Twisted Sister,[Tipper Gore] or Ozzy Osborne) Killed in a fire, Sammi Cure was suppose to play on halloween at his old high school for a dance.. Now Eddie Weinbauer , his #1 fan, and the only one who knew how sammi was, and what he felt (or did he?) Nuke, the d.j. at the local radio station (Gene Simmons) has and gives the only copy of Sammi's last record Eddie.. But when Eddie tries to play the record backwards, he finds Sammi talking to him from the dead, and telling him what to do to get back at the bullies at his school that hate him and his music.. Everything works out until, Sammi starts to kill!! A great movie and must see for heavy metal hairband fans, with a great sound track by Fastway, and just in case you don't know what The songs sound like or know Fastway and doesn't like them, they changed there voice a bit and there style as well to sound like the more known Cinderella, or Ratt.. Is the movie a true horror movie? Well that depends on what you call a horror movie, To me a true horror movie is a slasher, with lots of killing, or just plain be scary.. This movie is neither, not enough deaths, but it can't be called a action, comedy, drama, suspense, or thriller, so that is why I would guess it has to be a horror.. So if you wanna "Rock N' Roll, Rockin' on the mid night steel your soul!!" Than Sammi Curr and Trick or Treat is the for you.. I mean "what are you afraid of? It's only Rock 'N' Roll!?!"
It's like this: I like heavy metal and I like horror. The music in this
was OK, I guess but the horror was almost nonexisting. This is clearly a
youth film and to slap an R-rating on this movie, just because of a couple
of titty shots and completely worthless and laughable effects, is
The only blood i saw during the entire film was a few drops from our
lip after he smashed into a wall.
Anyway, Trick or Treat is not completely worthless. There is some 80's metal nostalgia and the fact that Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne appears in small parts alone makes the film worth viewing.
My advice is: If you're not a metal head, don't see it! If you're looking for true horror, don't see it!
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