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Trick or Treat
What are you afraid of? It's only rock and roll...
Eddie is your average 80's metal head teen. Now he's obsessed with his heavy-metal superstar idol, Sammi Curr who is killed in a hotel fire. Eddie becomes the recipient of the only copy of Curr's unreleased album, which when played backwards brings Sammi back to life. As Halloween approaches, Eddie begins to realize that this isn't only rock 'n roll... it's life and death.
Part 3 of Hoop-Tober
"Rock’s chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse."
I haven’t been surprised this much with a horror movie since I saw John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness nearly a year ago. Trick or Treat, the 1986 horror movie I hadn't even heard of five days ago, is some of the most fun I have had while watching a horror movie in a very, very long time.
In Trick or Treat, the story surrounds a high school dude named Eddie. Eddie is your average metal head that gets picked on by a group of asshole jocks because jocks are assholes, right? Eddie’s idol is a metal musician named Sammi Curr. One day,…
There are so many things to love about this movie, which endures watch after rewatch, but the thing that I can't get out of my head is that 'The Lords of Salem' is the 21st Century cover version of this movie, and is all the more rad for it. I should actually review this movie, but I can't stop listening to Fastway and Exciter and Lizzy Borden to do it. Rock on forever. My favorite heavy metal horror flick. And from the director of 'Air Bud'. What?
If you are a fan of 80's horror you really need to seek this one out. Admittedly, its plot involving a dead heavy metal singer helping a high school loser wreak havoc on his bullies through backwards messages left on his posthumous album is right smack dab in my wheelhouse. But Trick or Treat is far better that is has any right to be. It has a great sense of humor about itself and is just a ton of fun. Plus, it features a pretty great performance by Gene Simmons in a small role as a local DJ, and genius cameo by Ozzy Osbourne.
To those who have seen this: what's up with the rubber monster that shows up for one second in the middle of the movie?
Trick or Treat is so silly and I finally realized how incredibly tame it was compared to how my overactive imagination wanted me to remember it. It was often played way too safe (with characters who would have normally died in horror films ending up hospitalized instead) and that's not how I like my horror, take me out of my comfort zone and make me confront my own mortality! Sure, I may not meet my end with a rock god Shocker who materializes from blenders, microwaves and shower radios but show me what it would be like if I did happen upon him in my final moments!
That said, I really like Marc Price ("RAGMAN"), who I have enjoyed in other tame horror efforts [Killer Tomatoes Eat France!, Little Devils: The Birth] and I would love to see him return to acting.
Well, I am so surprised with this movie. It was really great and fun .
One of the things I was surprised with was how it was pacing itself with no nonsense things. It kept getting interesting and scary. I liked how the sparks were coming out of guitar and vanishing everybody.
There is rock music, a scary teenager, some weird stuff, girls and just some seasoning with it.
Watch it and have fun.
A childhood staple. It's like a heavy metal Carrie from the perspective of Skippy from Family Ties. Luckily, he ditched the lame nickname Skippy in exchange for the awesome nickname Ragman. Pretty awesome Halloween prom showdown and a pretty great soundtrack. Also, it was shot by Robert Elswit (as was Return of the Living Dead Part II).
Heavy Metal, Halloween, Horror, Skippy from Family Ties... an obvious winner.
'Trick or Treat' is definetely forgotten gen of 80's horro, which is unfortunate because it's outstanding. This is the first time I've ever had the opportunity to watch this film and fell in love with it. It's the epitome of 80's horror from it's amazing music to its cheesiness that always delivers a fresh breath into the horror genre. The heavy metal music throughout the film is awesome, the adults playing high schoolers is entertaining, and the story is great. The film is well acted, Marc Price portraying the protagonist was a great choice. His performance of a 80's heavy metal teenager was very accurate. Lisa Orgolini, whom plays the female lead and protagonist, was a gorgeous young woman with…
I understand the antagonist was a solid gold dancer -His commitment shows.
It was fine, the part when the creepy potato sack head child alien thing attacked the old man in his house --- best part for sure. But only because it was kind of hilarious and almost scary. The rest of the movie was whatever. Not scary.
Put-upon metalhead Eddie (Marc Price) finds the power to strike back at his enemies when his idol, late rocker Sammi Curr (Tony Fields), leaves behind a very special album. Yet another variation on Carrie, with moments of goofiness (intentional and otherwise) and a convincingly dorky lead in Price. Very much of its time; watchable, but forgettable. Gene Simmons is a(n all-too-brief) delight as DJ Nuke.
You got your Shocker in my Brainscan! No, you got your Brainscan in my Shocker! Well this movie came out before both of them so shut the fuck up with your stupid analogies.
Viewed in 35mm at Seattle's Grand Illusion Cinema.
I first heard about Trick or Treat on here just over two years ago, and I very quickly became very eager to watch it. Like many movies, this eagerness didn't translate into, like, actually watching it, just a general "I'd like to watch that!" feeling whenever I saw the cover art or read the title. But, it being the day before Halloween (and it seeming like I'll only have time to watch Halloween on the day itself), it seemed like an appropriate time to watch it.
Trick or Treat is nothing incredibly new. It feels very familiar. Like Carrie meets Slumber Party Massacre 2 where a bullied high schooler employs the demonic benefits of an undead…
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