Trick or Treat
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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.
The whole film starts with a young man named Eddie(Family Ties' Mark Price)who is an outcast at his high school and is also into very loud heavy metal hard rock. His idol is a controversial rocker named Sammi Curr(Tony Fields, may he rest in peace)and he has a huge poster of him over his bed. Eddie is writing a fan letter to Sammi and after sealing the envelope with the letter in it, he hears the most distressing news that Sammi is killed in a hotel fire. He turns to a DJ friend of his named Nuke(Gene Simmons of KISS)and Nuke gives him Sammi's last album on an acetate disc as a souvenir and when Eddie plays it, he receives a message from beyond the grave by Sammi with ideas on how he can get even with his enemies in school. First, Eddie lets Sammi do what he wills, but later, Eddie tries to back out of the plan, but Sammi won't stop. But when it gets out of control on the night of the annual Halloween dance in the high school gymnasium, Eddie now knows that he has to stop Sammi Curr before it's too late because the whole human race is at stake. I won't give too much away as I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen this film as of yet.
Trick or Treat is a much underrated horror classic. It is a very entertaining horror film and is also the first horror film completely centered on Heavy Metal rock and roll music. It is also a wonderful and fun romp that can be watched over and over again anytime and it doesn't have to be October 31st.Read more ›
DVD Packaging and menu: very, very basic (2003). Menu is simply "play movie" and "chapters."
I came by notice of the motion picture via fundie preacher Jeff Godwin's book, DANCING WITH DEMONS, THE MUSIC'S REAL MASTER, from 1988, which devotes pp. 140-148, Chapter 5, "Tricks in the Dark," to his annoyed review, claiming having sat through this masterpiece. Jeff's book included a whopper allegation that the album (Lp) has a "demon blessing" occult symbol on the label, a downward-pointing triangle inside a circle. Uh, I had a head-slapping vinyl junkie moment realizing I knew that dreaded occult symbol placed there by a coven of witches (Jeff's prior book, THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLES, has an afterward testimonial by witch "Eileen" giving details about record company demon blessing invocations)...it's Sony Music corporate-speak on all 1985+ Columbia vinyl albums, CDs, and cassettes that means, "manufactured in the USA using a digital master also available on Compact Disc." (Sony bought Columbia Records for the A&R back catalog to float the CD.)
Hurray for DVDs: the TV/DVD remote worked wonders while making notes....
At about 6:50, a TV scene of Mrs. Cavell from the local PTA pontificating about "addiction" to rock music (shades of Bill Gothard's IBLP teachings). Then a fictional scene with Sammy Curr during a legislative hearing referencing the 9/19/85 PMRC hearings with Frank Zappa mixing it up with Tipper's circus. Segue to Sammy Curr, aged 38, dead in a hotel fire. (Note: Cur, er, Curr = dog. Now a Hound of Hell? I also caught that Sammy... is age 38 in the scene. Sammy Hagar at the time was 38, born 10/13/47. ???Read more ›
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Had to get this, have on vinyl, have the movie on dvd, nuff saidPublished 3 days ago by Roscoe Clayton Wicker 2nd
Love this soundtrack from a great horror film from the 80's! The movie and soundtrack introduced me to the band Fastway and I thank them for it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by DK
I never saw this film in theaters. I did get the soundtrack which I loved. Fastway was great, I good choice for the film. Now onto a review of the film. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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