Trick or Treat (1986) Movie Review

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Writer: Michael S Murphey, Joel Soisson, Rhet Topham (Screenplay) Rhet Topham (Story)

Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, Elanie Joyce, Glen Morgan, Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne

Plot: 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.

Tagline – A deadly obsession turns into a spine tingling horror!

Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Trick or Treat starts as we meet bullied high school rock music fan Eddie (Price) that has an obsession with heavy metal star Sammi Curr (Fields), who dies suddenly in a fire. Eddie not wanting to believe he is dead, finds himself getting messages from his records, messages that will lead to his enemies suffering, as Eddie starts getting his revenge on the people that have bullied him in the past.

Thoughts on Trick or Treat

ThoughtsTrick or Treat is a horror movie that will dive into the 1980s fear of rock music creating evil upon the world, with a heavy metal star reacting from beyond the grave to get revenge for a tormented high school bully victim. This will bring to life the idea of evil being transferred between music, which in the modern era of music, just wouldn’t be a thing. When it comes to the horror side of things, we get to see how an unknown evil with start to possess people, becoming part of the problem within the world, striking fear in the neighbourhood and the bullies. This is one of the films that does seem to have dated in the levels we would imagine it to have, without needing to be one that needed to stand the test of time. We dp get to see a couple of unique kill moments, that we haven’t seen since and fit this film perfectly.

Final Thoughts Trick or Treat is a wacky horror that feels like the perfect 1980s horror.


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