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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie Weinbauer
... Sammi Curr
... Leslie Graham
... Tim Hainey
Elaine Joyce ... Angie Weinbauer
Glen Morgan ... Roger Mockus
... Nuke
... Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
... Genie Wooster (as Elise Richards)
Richard Pachorek ... Ron Avery
... Maggie Wong-Hernandez (as Clare Nono)
... Mrs. Sylvia Cavell
Larry Sprinkle ... Marv McCain
... Mr. Wimbley
... Hysterical Survivor
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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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What are you afraid of? It's only rock and roll... 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 an LP is played the grooves in the vinyl rotate in a clockwise direction which causes the stylus to travel from the outer edge of the record to the center. In the scene where Eddie is recording Sammi's album to cassette tape (at high speed) the record is rotating anti-clockwise...yet the needle is still travelling towards the center. If the record was turning anti-clockwise the needle would not do this...it would simply move in the opposite direction and fall off the outer edge. See more »

Quotes

Sammi Curr: [Sammi has just pulled Ms. Cavell through the TV, and turns toward Roger] Roger.
Roger Mockus: I am a big fan of yours. I have all your albums.
Sammi Curr: Shut up! Play my tape for me tonight or die!
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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 Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Up
Composed and Performed by Fastway
Produced by Fast Eddie Clarke (as Eddie Clark) and Will Reid Dick
Courtesy of CBS Records
Published by De Laurentiis Music (ASCAP)
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Metal!!!
28 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

God I love this movie. If you grew up in the 80's and love Heavy Metal, this is the Movie for you. They really don't get much better than this. The Fastway soundtrack is one of the best soundtracks ever. I put on the record when it first came out and spent the next month learning every song on guitar note for note. The plot outline is your standard Heavy Metal horror movie. Kid's favorite singer dies. Kid plays record backwards. Hero comes back in demonic form and rocks the town. What more could you ask for?

If you haven't seen it yet, rush out and buy it. You will not be disappointed. Metal Rules...


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