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A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Halloween 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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Eddie Weinbauer
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Sammi Curr
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Leslie Graham
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Tim Hainey
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Angie Weinbauer
Glen Morgan ...
Roger Mockus
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Nuke
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Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
Elise Richards ...
Genie Wooster
Richard Pachorek ...
Ron Avery
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Maggie Wong-Hernandez (as Clare Nono)
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Mrs. Sylvia Cavell
Larry Sprinkle ...
Marv McCain
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Mr. Wimbley
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Hysterical Survivor
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Goon #1 (as Denny Pierce)
Ray Shaffer ...
Goon #2
Brad Thomas ...
Goon #3
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Senator
Graham Smith ...
Stan
Kevin Yagher ...
Lead Guitarist (as Kevin Yahger)
Amy Bertolette ...
Fairy
Leroy Sweet ...
Cop #1
Barry Bell ...
Cop #2
Steve Boles ...
Cop #3
James D. Nelson ...
Dave the Partier
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(voice)

Directed by

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Charles Martin Smith

Written by

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Rhet Topham ... (story)
 
Michael S. Murphey ... (screenplay) and
Joel Soisson ... (screenplay) and
Rhet Topham ... (screenplay)
 
Glen Morgan ... () (uncredited)
 
James Wong ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Michael S. Murphey ... producer
Joel Soisson ... producer
Scott White ... associate producer

Music by

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Christopher Young

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jane Schwartz Jaffe

Editorial Department

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Norman Buckley ... first assistant editor
Margaret Goodspeed ... apprentice editor: Los Angeles
Dean Holder ... apprentice editor: North Carolina

Casting By

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Paul Bengston
David Cohn

Production Design by

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Curtis A. Schnell ... (as Curt Schnell)

Art Direction by

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Colin D. Irwin

Set Decoration by

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Douglas A. Mowat ... (as Doug Mowat)

Costume Design by

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Jill M. Ohanneson ... (as Jill Ohanneson)

Makeup Department

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Everett Burrell ... special makeup assistant
Rudolph Eavy III ... assistant makeup artist (as Rudolph Eavey)
Alec Gillis ... special makeup assistant
Chris Goehe ... special makeup assistant
Michelle Johnson ... assistant hair stylist
David Kindlon ... special makeup assistant
Daniel Marc ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Ralph Miller III ... special makeup assistant (as Ralph Miller)
Brian Penikas ... special makeup assistant
Kevin Yagher ... special makeup effects creator
Mitchell S. Benson ... special makeup effects (uncredited)

Production Management

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Scott White ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Benita Allen ... second assistant director (as Benita Ann Allen)
Ken Hudson ... third assistant director
Matia Karrell ... first assistant director
Joel Soisson ... second unit director

Art Department

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Sue Carol Caton ... swing gang
Steve Davis ... swing gang (as Stephen Davis)
Joe Fiacco ... assistant property master
Charlie Guin ... swing gang
Tom Jones Jr. ... construction foreman (as Tom Jones)
Suzanne Lapick ... property master
Bret Nelson ... swing gang
Steve Powers ... assistant property master
Jeffrey Schlatter ... set construction coordinator (as Jeff Schlatter)
Harold Shelton ... swing gang
Brian Stultz ... scenic painter
John Teitloff ... set dresser
Marsha Terry ... swing gang
Thomas Michael Ryan ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bob Bradford ... back-masking mixer
Sarah Brady ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Roberta Doheny ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Maria Domingo ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Wayne Heitman ... re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Ted Kosciusko ... post production sound
Adriane Marfiak ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Adriane Kasper)
Tom McCormick ... optical sound transfer
Matthew McFadden ... boom operator (as Matthew John McFadden)
Lars Nelson ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Sandler ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Jeff Sandler)
Greg Steele ... sound recordist (as Gregory Steele)
Robert Waxman ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Bob Waxman)
Ed White ... production sound mixer
Asher Yates ... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Matthew Iadarola ... sound effects (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jeff Frink ... mechanical effects crew
Randy Kenan ... mechanical effects crew
Thomas Love ... mechanical effects crew (as Tom Love)
Larry Roberts ... mechanical effects crew
Steve Wolke ... mechanical effects coordinator
Yancy Calzada ... effects: possessed speakers (uncredited)
Regina McLeod ... creature crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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James Belohovek ... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (as Jim Belohovek)
Jeff Burks ... titles and opticals: Van der Veer Photo Effects (as Jeffrey Burks)
Yancy Calzada ... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Tony Gardner ... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Richard Malzahn ... optical effects creator
Margaret Prentice ... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (as Margaret Beserra)
Dick Ramirez ... titles and opticals: Van der Veer Photo Effects
David S. Williams Jr. ... optical effects creator
Doug Beswick ... speaker transformation effects: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rick Barker ... stunts
Dan Bradley ... stunt coordinator / stunts
C.J. McBeth Cook ... stunts
Scott Alan Cook ... stunts
Tammy Lyn Cooper ... stunts
John Copeman ... stunts
Jamie Dudley ... stunts
Glory Fioramonti ... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Ron Moncovich ... stunts (as Ron Mowcovich)
Deborah A. Nolan ... stunts
Denney Pierce ... stunts (as Danny Pierce)
Larry Roberts ... stunts
Don Schisler ... stunts (as Donald Schisler)
Ray Shaffer ... stunts
Debra Shuckman ... stunts (as Debra Schuckman)
James Wiggins ... stunts (as Jim Wiggins)
John Copeman ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Bolner ... gaffer: second unit (as Michael T. Bolner)
Malcolm Bryce ... electrician
Scott Buttfield ... lighting gaffer
Phillip V. Caruso ... still photographer
Marguerita Chiacentone ... electrician
Peter Lyons Collister ... additional photographer
James M. Cox ... electrician (as Jim Cox)
Stephen Crawford ... lighting gaffer (as Steve Crawford)
Tony DeVito ... electrician
Paul Elliott ... director of photography: second unit
Curtis Estes ... grip
Sherman Garner ... electrician
Alan Gitlin ... grip: second unit
R. Michael Givens ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Michael Givens)
Bradley E. Hatton ... key grip: second unit (as Bradley Hatton)
Kim Heath ... grip (as Kim 'Punky' Heath)
Paul Iski ... grip best boy
Juliette King ... second assistant camera: second unit
Brett Laumann ... electrician
Gregory Lundsgaard ... steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Mykle Mariette ... grip
Casey Nelson ... electrical best boy
William Duney Paul ... key grip (as William 'Bear' Duney Paul)
Marie Pedersen ... second assistant camera
Krishna Rao ... first assistant camera (as Kris Rao)
David Riley ... first assistant camera: second unit
Don Roseboro ... grip
Joe Rowan ... electrical best boy
Tommy Ray Sullivan ... electrician (as Tommy Sullivan)
Frank Waldeck ... camera systems: Joe Dunton Cameras Limited
Russel Wesney ... grip
James Wiggins ... electrician (as Jim Wiggins)
Kevin Winegar ... grip: second unit

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Pamela Sparks ... casting associate (as Pam Sparks)
Craig Fincannon ... extras casting (uncredited) / location casting (uncredited)
Mark Fincannon ... location casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robin Burton ... assistant costume designer (as Robin Lewis Burton)
Francine Decoursey ... assistant set costumer (as Francine Decoursey-Smith)
Dianne Fennell ... seamstress
Ronald Leamon ... set costumer (as Ron Leamon)
Harold O'Neal ... assistant costumer: Los Angeles
Daniel Sherrill ... assistant costumer: Los Angeles

Location Management

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Stephanie A. Fowler ... location scout (as Stephanie Fowler)
Graham Harrington ... location equipment: D.E.G. Film Studios
Shiho Ito ... location manager

Music Department

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Sylvie Bourin ... assistant music supervisor: Music Advisory Group
Fastway ... composer: original music / performer: original music
Richard Luckey ... music editor: Music Design Group
Roy Prendergast ... music editor: Music Design Group
Stephen E. Smith ... music executive producer
Jeff Vaughn ... score engineer
Paul Francis Witt ... score conductor

Transportation Department

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Daniel Bruce Cameron ... driver
Tammy Lyn Cooper ... driver (as Tammy Cooper)
Dennis Dail ... driver
Anthony Forester ... transportation coordinator (as Anthony 'Bubba' Forester)
Beau Holden ... driver (as Gregory Holden)
Judy Knight ... driver
Thomas Lovett ... driver (as Tom Lovett)
Randy Reum ... driver: honeywagon
Jerry Stephens ... driver
Mitchell Stephens ... driver
Beau Holden ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Devorah S.F. Arlook ... assistant to producers: Los Angeles
Page Lynn Campbell ... craft service
Nick Chaput ... production assistant
Debbie Coe ... animal trainer
Gloria Crist ... production assistant
Barbara D'Alessandro ... production coordinator
Guiliano Gallo ... caterer (as Giuliano Gallo)
Eleanor Hemingway ... production secretary
Amy Ingold ... production assistant
Kathi Levine ... production accountant
Heather McIntosh ... production auditor
Brad Moore ... production assistant
Debbie Mullis ... production assistant
James D. Nelson ... assistant to producers: North Carolina
Luis Reyes ... unit publicist
Rebecca Riggs ... production assistant
Sydney Conrad Shapiro ... assistant to director: North Carolina (as Sydney Conrad)
Ron Sistare ... production assistant
Christina Svoboda ... production assistant (as Chris Svoboda)
Maggie Walker ... assistant to director: Los Angeles
Connie Watts ... production medic
Joy Welch ... assistant production accountant
Becky Whitlow ... production assistant
Andi Allison Wooten ... assistant production accountant (as Andi Wooten)
Herbert Gambill ... projectionist (uncredited)
Al Magliochetti ... puppeteer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jimmy 'The Armored Saint' Christopher ... special thanks: KNAC (as Jimmy 'The Armored Saint' Christopher)
Keith Levene ... special thanks: Multi-Image Group
Chris Patterson ... special thanks
Donna Patterson ... special thanks
Giorgio Postiglione ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 backwards. Playing upon both Eddie's loyalty and emotional vulnerability, Sammi instructs the teenager on how to get back at those who have caused him so much pain, instructions that the easily manipulated Eddie carries out, prompting the usual 'underdog gets his own back' results. At first it's all fun and games as Hainy and his cohorts get their just desserts, but when Hainy's girlfriend is nearly killed by supernatural forces, Eddie realizes that he is nothing more than a pawn in a much more sinister plot and wants out. When Eddie tries to destroy the record, an evil version of Sammi is resurrected (complete with supernatural powers) and goes on a rampage at the high school Halloween dance, turning Eddie's involvement with the devilish rock star into a spine tingling nightmare not only for the young headbanger, but for his school and hometown as well. Can Eddie stop the demonic Sammi before he sends the entire town straight to hell? One thing's for sure, the teenagers of Lakeridge High are in for a Halloween they'll never forget. Written by phantomdroid

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Taglines A deadly obsession turns into a spine tingling horror! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Farce ou festin (France)
  • Muerte a 33 revoluciones por minuto (Spain)
  • Muerte a 33 R.P.M. (Spain)
  • Noche de brujas (Mexico)
  • ハロウィン1988 地獄のロック&ローラー (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,912,687, 26 Oct 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia (Cameo) Gene Simmons: KISS co-founder and bassist was offered the role of Sammi Curr, but he opted the cameo role of Eddie's friend, rock DJ Nuke, instead. Simmons claimed that he did this as a tribute to famous rock DJ Wolfman Jack, his childhood idol. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Night Beast, Trick or Treat, and Skull Forest (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Stand Up See more »
Crazy Credits A brief clip with Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom appears after the end credits. See more »
Quotes Reverend Aaron Gilstom: Demonic beasts. Whatever happened to the good old simple love song? "I love you." That's what good words use. Nowadays they have to write some sickness. It's just absoultely sick and bizarre, and I'm going to do my upmost best to try and stop it now."
Talk show host: Anything you'd like to add in conclusion?
Reverend Aaron Gilstom: These evil people have just got to be stopped.
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