Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trick or Treat (1986)

A bullied rocker that is obsessed with his late Heavy Metal idol Sammi Curr begins earning his revenge against his high school tormentors after following the messages hidden in Sammi's final recording in this late-80s possession tale. It plays out many of the revenge fantasies of the average teen misfit, set to a rocking soundtrack, atmospheric locations, and all of the rubber monsters and gratuitous nudity one would come to expect in 80s Horror. Only a film made in this decade could have a demonic Rock icon return from Hell to kill off the local teenagers by shooting lightning bolts from his electric guitar! Marc Price is enjoyable as the outcast lead, while Tony Field's wild looks and outlandish performance make for an entertaining villain. TRICK OR TREAT also plays on many of the controversies surrounding the music scene of the time, touching on censorship, repressive religion, and the unfair media associations between Rock 'N Roll and sex, drugs, and violence. This supernatural revenge flick is sure to please unexpecting fans of 80s Horror!

Rating: 7/10.

If you liked TRICK OR TREAT, check out:
976-EVIL, BLACK ROSES, ROCK 'N ROLL NIGHTMARE.



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4 comments:

  1. I adored this movie when I was in high school. I still love it today. My favorite scene is the demon sex in the back of the car. I'm a sicko......

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  2. I have an unhealthy obsession with this flick...

    It's always required Halloween viewing for me!

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  3. great fun movie, saw this in the show... i still hear the songs in my head...

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  4. I love Trick or Treat and whenever I watch it, it brings me right back to the days of metal and kick ass bedroom decor!

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