When I was 12 this film ticked all the boxes. Still a lot of fun.
Skippy beats the bullies and then saves the day while an awesome heavy metal soundtrack plays in the background. And I really want his record collection.
God I love my pretty Blu Ray!
Trick or Treat is pretty awful but the 80's metal music references sort of made it fun to watch. The story: Rock star Sammi Curr dies in a fire shortly after being banned from performing at the local high school. Eddie, a devoted metal and Sammi fan is in shock until a radio DJ (Gene Simmons) gives him Sammi's one and only unreleased record. Playing that record summons Sammi from the grave and all hell breaks loose. Well, just a…
This was rather silly.
Film 37 of Hoop-Tober
Ouiji-esque communication via heavy metal back-masking. Such a great 80s concept.
Cool first half that surprised me with it's seriousness and atmosphere, and a second half that's more cliched but still fun to watch. I did expect this to be cheesier because of the subject matter (and it does get there), but I'm glad it played out the way it did.
Good times. Worth checking out.
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.
Film #17 of Hoop-Tober
Scariness level: 1/10
Very 80's. Very Rock'n'roll, very fun and a smidgen smarter that it probably gets credit for. Trick or Treat is a charming enough film that could have so easily gone into a bloody, bloody mess of a revenge/horror but instead plays it weird by involving the recently deceased ghost of a rocker and his super-fan, our main character Eddie, and the bizarre possession of radio waves and well, there's a really, really weird…
Rag Man is a great hero and Sammi Curr is a great villain.
Amusing horror film with Skippy from Family Ties (Marc Price) as an outsider metal head. Eddie (Price) learns that his metal hero, Sammi Curr (Tony Fields), died in a fire. He stops by a local radio station where the local DJ Nuke (Gene Simmons) gives him a vinyl recording of Curr's last recording. Eddie plays the recording backwards and learns he can get revenge on the bullies who bullied him. Ozzy Osbourne appears briefly as a moral crusader priest in…
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…
Ah , how I love the small genre of heavy metal horror movies from the 80's. While I would have to say my all time favorite is Shock em dead, this comes in a close second. Skippy from Family Ties is mildly convincing as a loser metal head who is very upset when his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr dies. Gene Simmons plays the kind of sinister metal DJ that would call the suburbs home and would also have an…
Despite having Gene Simons and Ozzy Osborn on the cover of the version I watched, both had very small appearances in this movie. If I was that kid, I would be pissed. I mean, not as pissed as I would be for having appeared in this terrible movie but...