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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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What are you afraid of? It's only rock and roll... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Contains post-credit clip. See more »

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After removing her bra, Genie's bra straps reappear and disappear while she's listening to the "Peace Offering" tape. See more »

Quotes

Hysterical Survivor: [crying] Oh, God, it was - it was awful! I mean, this guy was shooting stuff out of his guitar and it was - and people were running and I don't - and my very best friend she was...
Cop #1: All right, all right. What did the suspect look like?
Hysterical Survivor: I told you. It was Sammi.
Cop #1: Who is Sammi?
Cop #2: Sammi Curr? The rock singer?
Hysterical Survivor: [still crying] Yes.Yes.
Cop #2: Sammi Curr died last week.
Cop #1: [both cops turned away from the still sobbing survivor] Looks like we better check out the party punch.
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Crazy Credits

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


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Performed by Only Child
Composed and Produced by Paul Sabu
Published by Bel Ritmo Music (BMI)
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It's a Treat!
20 May 2012 | by pulpculturesalesSee all my reviews

Trick or Treat (1986) Director : Charles Martin Smith Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields & Lisa Orgolini

Eddie Weinbauer is a typical all-American teenager. At least he was until he fell under the evil spell of ROCK MUSIC!

Now he's obsessed with the recently deceased Heavy Metal superstar Sammi Curr and as Halloween approaches, Eddie begins to realise this isn't only Rock "N" Roll…it's life or death!

Trick or Treat combines horror, comedy and Heavy Metal into an entertaining brew. The handling of Eddie's humiliation at the hands of the hated jocks and his feelings of isolation is well done, while the scene where the recently resurrected Sammi Curr lays siege to the high school Halloween party is reminiscent of "Carrie". Throw in cameos from rock legends Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne and a rocking soundtrack from the band "Fastway "and you have a great slice of 80's cinema!

As rock-hating TV evangelist Reverend Aaron Gilstrom (Ozzy Osbourne) says after the credits roll "This could kick you off into being an absolute pervert".


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