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Trick or Treat (1986)

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en 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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Rhet Topham (story), Michael S. Murphey (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Price ... Eddie Weinbauer
Tony Fields ... Sammi Curr
Lisa Orgolini ... Leslie Graham
Doug Savant ... Tim Hainey
Elaine Joyce ... Angie Weinbauer
Glen Morgan Glen Morgan ... Roger Mockus
Gene Simmons ... Nuke
Ozzy Osbourne ... Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
Elise Richards Elise Richards ... Genie Wooster
Richard Pachorek Richard Pachorek ... Ron Avery
Clare Torao ... Maggie Wong-Hernandez (as Clare Nono)
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Sylvia Cavell
Larry Sprinkle Larry Sprinkle ... Marv McCain
Charles Martin Smith ... Mr. Wimbley
Claudia Templeton ... Hysterical Survivor
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Storyline

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 ... Written by phantomdroid

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Taglines:

A deadly obsession turns into a spine tingling horror! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trick or Treat See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,912,687, 26 October 1986

Gross USA:

$6,797,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,797,218
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie's best friend Roger is played by Glen Morgan, his only acting stint. Morgan later went on to be a prolific writer/producer for The X-Files (1993), Final Destination (2000), and Final Destination 3 (2006), as well as direct the Black Christmas (2006) remake. 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 »

Quotes

Angie Weinbauer: [Gazing at Eddie's ruined hi-fi system] What have you done to your stereo?
Eddie Weinbauer: [Lowering the baseball bat] Oh... I wanted a new one!
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Crazy Credits

A brief clip with Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom appears after the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

It's Up To You Now
Composed and Performed by Diana Blair
Published by I'm The Girl Music (ASCAP)
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Happens only in the 80's!
7 July 2004 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

The glorious 80's! Only films like TRICK OR TREAT were produced in the decade of long hair, bizarre clothing, colors everywhere, heavy metal, and the slasher movies. The 80's feeling is always present through the movie as all of the popular elements of this decade appear in almost every scene.

This is an entertaining mid 80's horror film. The plot could be very popular if used today. Eddie's mistake was to listen everytime to heavy metal. His passion for the head banging music started a series of crimes, supernatural situations, and the release of an evil spirit of a psycho.

I can think of some metal bands with hidden messages but as silly as it sounds, I'm not that brave to try to play their tapes backwards. Brrrrr. Ozzy Osbourne, the "Prince of Darkness" 's appereance is great, it's appreciated by his fans. As a die hard horror fan, I enjoyed most of it's meant to be scary moments. But in particular I love the scene where the spirit appears as a green fog or something touches in a sexual way a Tiffany Amber Thiesen look alike in a dirty way if you know what I mean. What a perv the spirit resulted!

This is great 80's cheese, watch it for some mindless fun. 5/10.


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