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Trick or Treat (1986)

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

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Rhet Topham (story), Michael S. Murphey (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Price ... Eddie Weinbauer
Tony Fields ... Sammi Curr
Lisa Orgolini ... Leslie Graham
Doug Savant ... Tim Hainey
Elaine Joyce ... Angie Weinbauer
Glen Morgan Glen Morgan ... Roger Mockus
Gene Simmons ... Nuke
Ozzy Osbourne ... Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
Elise Richards Elise Richards ... Genie Wooster
Richard Pachorek Richard Pachorek ... Ron Avery
Clare Torao ... Maggie Wong-Hernandez (as Clare Nono)
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Sylvia Cavell
Larry Sprinkle Larry Sprinkle ... Marv McCain
Charles Martin Smith ... Mr. Wimbley
Claudia Templeton ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farce ou festin See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

W.A.S.P. frontman, Black Lawless had auditioned to play Sammi Curr. He was close to getting the role, plus he even offered to do the whole Soundtrack album as well if he got the part. However, when director, Charles Martin Smith told Blackie that they got Fastway to do the Soundtrack and that he would be lip syncing to them instead, Blackie refused the role, saying to Smith that he didn't need Fastway's music when he had his own band to do the music. 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

Tim Hainey: [in a controlled, yet menacing voice] Hi Eddie. We spent the entire morning on janitorial detail. You'd be amazed at what people stick under their desks.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features The Fog (1980) 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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A True Metal Movie
7 January 2002 | by Mondo-CaneSee all my reviews

This film is the most cult movie on metal there is. Premise: A kid gets a hold of the final recording of his favorite artist Sammy Curr who recently dies in a hotel fire. He plays it backwards and summons him back from the dead to get revenge in the name of heavy metal on those b**tardly jocks who torment him. Any fan of true metal will enjoy this movie, and if you are a metal head being tormented by jocks, play a Sammy Curr album backwards.........no wait he is fictitious, well get a hold of this movie and watch it with your fist in the air, your head banging, and the volume at 11!


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