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Trick or Treat (1986)

Marc Price , Tony Fields , Charles Martin Smith  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, Elaine Joyce
  • Directors: Charles Martin Smith
  • Writers: Glen Morgan, Joel Soisson, Michael S. Murphey, James Wong, Rhet Topham
  • Producers: Joel Soisson, Michael S. Murphey
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Platinum Disc
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096FVG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,640 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Trick or Treat" on IMDb

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Treat. Definitely Treat. February 3, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Sometimes a movie can become a perfect little time capsule. "Trick or Treat" is such a movie. I have no idea how seriously the filmmakers intended it to be (the casting implies their tongues were quite firmly lodged in their cheeks), but it hits on, and satirizes, so many themes of its time - the alienation of outsiders, the perceived danger of heavy metal lyrics & backward masking, the fear of satanism - that I have to believe there's some kind of genius at work here.
It's not a perfect flick, by any stretch. It isn't the least bit scary, for one, and it has some awkward dialogue and pacing. But darned if it doesn't hold up as a nifty little satire. Oh, and the scene where the dead metal star seduces the girl through her walkman - that's pretty hot, and pretty much caters directly to the frustrated adolescent male mind. Which only illustrates the point more.
I'm a sucker for good genre movies, so I'm a sucker for "Trick or Treat." Plus it's great to see Skippy try to stretch a little.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good sounding heavy metal band of the 80's! October 31, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The movie was alot of fun to watch which featured Marc Price(The Keaton's neighbor Skippy on "Family Ties")who does an energetic performance in the movie. I thought that Fastway did very well with their music for the movie. I really like "Stand Up." Other great numbers are "After Midnight", "Get Tough", "Don't Stop the Fight" and the theme song "Trick Or Treat." Tony Fields plays the dead rocker Sammi Curr who lipsynchs to the songs. If you have the soundtrack, and haven't seen the movie yet, watch it on Halloween, you'll want to eat it up!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If it's too loud you're too old, baby. May 30, 2003
Okay, firstly, this isn't the greatest movie, not really. I myself was a 16 year old headbanger when this movie came out, so, identifying as I did with our misunderstood heavy metal protagonist, I loved it. And I guess that what's gotten to me this time around, prompting me to get the notably inexpensive DVD. Haven't seen this movie since high school, many moons ago. The one thing I never understood was the soundtrack by Fastway. The movie's villain, Sammi Curr, was supposed to be the blasphemous lord and master of hard core black metal, but like, he was just singing Fastway songs. Fastway was hard rock at best, and an especially harmless hard rock band at that.
The hero, Skippy from Family Ties, is crushed when his hero Sammi Curr dies in a hotel fire. But his dj buddy, Gene Simmons (in his five minute cameo) gives him the one and only copy of Curr's final unreleased album. Skippy learns that if he plays the record backwards, he can conjur his dead hero in ghostly/electric form. (The movie started off reciting lines about Faust, so we can only assume that Curr, by association, made some pact with the devil.) Anyway, at first Curr helps Skippy settle some old scores with the sissy-mary schoolhouse bullies that never give him a moment's rest. But then things begin going a little too far, and Skippy tries to pull the plug---especially after Curr threatens Skippy's highschool dream girl. Curr later shows up at the school Halloween dance, and starts trimming down the student body, singing, stage-cavorting, and shooting blue lightning bolts out of his guitar. Skippy, to save his girl, is forced to fight with his hero. actually, for what it was, the movie was entertaining, and did have some clever parts, but I think mostly people around my age group would appreciate it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great, But Forgotten Band May 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Hey you got your Movie review on my Soundtrack review!!! Kind of a hodge-podge of reviews posted here, mine is for the soundtrack only. The movie was goofy fun, but come starred Skippy from "Family Ties"!!! Fastway is one of those great undiscovered bands from the 80's hair metal scene and along with bands like "Black n' Blue" and "Waysted", Fastway just couldn't break through that glass ceiling to join the ranks of Ratt, Poison and Cinderella. It's really as shame, because Fastway put out some great music. "Trick or Treat" is just a fantastic, metal-head's delight. Just pop this disc in and try not playing air guitar to "Trick or Treat" or "After Midnight". Listen to one of the coolest bass lines of all times with "Heft". If you are a fan of 80's hair metal then this is a disc you must own. After just one listen I guarantee you will back on Amazon buying the rest of the Fastway catalog.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Fans of horror movies and heavy-metal music are both in for a treat, literally, with this movie. Directed by character actor Charles Martin Smith (Terry Toad in "American Graffiti"), the film gives us a main character in Eddie Weinbauer (Price), who more closely resembles the high school "burnout" types of the 80s that you either knew or might have been yourself. The aspect of the villain, heavy-metal superstar Sammi Curr (Tony Fields) returning from the dead via a record played backwards might seem campy to some, but overall this is an excellent variation on the revenge fantasy genre. Weinbauer has a geekish yet likable quality, while Curr is scary and yes, believable enough to pass for a satanic 80s rock star. As a bonus, the film features cameos by real-life metal icons Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne, the latter playing an anti-rock preacher in a sequence of high comedy. If you're looking for a horror film that delivers the goods as well as possibly bring back a few memories of a decade gone by, get "Trick Or Treat".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, would be even better remastered
Yep, 5 stars, I love the album. When I lost my original CD I went out and bought it again. However, if there ever was an album that needed to be remastered this is it.
Published 19 days ago by M. Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Trick or Treat
I have been looking for this movie & when I came across it on Amazon I had to purchase it:-) it's just one of those movies that I have liked ever since it I seen it years ago:-)
Published 27 days ago by Kathleen Mapp
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album
Had to upgrade from my cassette to this better sounding cd. Fastway really kicks butt on this one! great movie too
Published 1 month ago by james hoffard
5.0 out of 5 stars Hate the movie - Love the soundtrack
Well-written and well-produced songs. Dave King's vocals are impeccable, as usual. "Fast" Eddie Clarke is, once again, flawless on guitar. Read more
Published 2 months ago by awesomagic
5.0 out of 5 stars "I've got somethin' to tell you....."
Freaking AAAAAWWWWSSSSOMMEE!!! My Honey and I LOVE the "film" (LOL, it's so bad, it's GREAT!), and the soundtrack is just amazing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Love My Bunny!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack to a Classic B horror movie
You may not remember the movie but you should remember and own the music. If you are a fan of the Hair/Glam Metal Genre this album is a must own.
Published 3 months ago by Chad Manley
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn
Bought this because of "cult following", found it pretty boring, not worth the bux.

(These words added to satisfy amazon rules).
Published 3 months ago by S. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars What a trippy video.
This video is one of several videos that is a favorite and has been for some time. Now it is in our lobrary.
Published 3 months ago by sheila jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome rock album!!
great cd first of all and awesome that some one had a new one at great price thanks!! if you like 80s rock this is for you!
Published 5 months ago by 1966 gto
5.0 out of 5 stars SOUND TRACK IS GREAT!
While the movie ultimately SUCKED! (Skippy of Family Ties wrong choice for lead actor) The soundtrack is GREAT! Fastway gave some awesome tracks for this movie!
Published 5 months ago by Tim R.
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