Trick or Treat Film Details
Overview: 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 g
Tagline: What are you afraid of? It’s only rock and roll…
Review: Trick Or Treat is a excellent,entertaining Horror film that mixes together Horror,Comedy,Rock N’Roll and a Heavy Metal. Filled with great direction,wonderful special effects and a great Heavy Metal soundtrack,Trick Or Treat is a underrated Horror film from the 80s and is in my opinion a Cult Classic. Trick Or Treat tells the story of High School outcast named Eddie Weinbauer(Marc Price)who loves Heavy Metal and worships rock star Sammi Curr(Tony Fields)but is also being bullied by his classmates for loving the music and being different. When Sammi Curr dies in an unfortunate accident,Eddie receives Sammi’s final record and plays it. When Eddie plays the record backwards,he is able to bring Sammi back from the dead and when Sammi comes back he begins to bring havoc and chaos to whoever he comes across. Now Eddie has to figure out how to stop Sammi’s wrath and destroy him. Trick Or Treat seems like a film that came out at the right place and right time in the 1980s because it combines two great genres that were at the height of their success during that time:Horror and Heavy Metal. Everyone knows that Horror and Heavy Metal go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly and TT knows that for a fact. What I love about Trick Or Treat is the fact that the film does not take itself too seriously and is a fun movie that combines Horror,Slasher and Supernatural elements with Rock N’ Roll and giving viewers a wonderful movie that tells the audience to have a good time. What is also great about TT is how funny it is when mocks and pokes fun at the controversy and criticism Heavy Metal went through at the time especially with Tipper Gore,the PMRC,playing Metal records backwards and probably hearing subliminal messages. It takes all of those things that are mentioned above makes laughs out of them. The Horror and Comedy in this film works so well to point where you don’t have to take the film seriously and keep the light on,look over your shoulders or hide under the covers because Trick Or Treat is not that kind of Horror film and that is one of the things I like about the film is that it’s over the top and fun but not dark and serious. I think most viewers will be able to identify and relate to the character Eddie because like most teenagers his age Eddie is an outcast and is constantly being bullied for being different and listening to different music or more specifically Heavy Metal music. The way Eddie is being bullied in the film is timeless and real and it will always be relevant because it happens all the time and Eddie is likable because despite Eddie being a Metal head,Eddie is a complex character who is dealing with teen angst and harshness of adolescence. Sammi Carr is great and interesting villain of 80s Horror cinema because unlike his fellow Horror villains of the 80s like Freddy and Jason,Sammi does not depend on blood or gore to freak out his victims Carr instead gives victims a show using electricity,guitars,music and dance movements to get his victims before he kills him. For those things I mentioned above,Sammi Carr is in a category of his own which I like to call a Rock N’Roll villain,something that I think is a rare in cinema. While Sammi Carr isn’t iconic like Freddy or Jason Carr is definitely one of the most entertaining villains in 80s Horror films. Although this is a Horror film,there isn’t any gore or much blood in the film and the violence is more electric and fire and besides I think if the film had been bloody or gory it would’ve thrown the film’s lightness and humor off. The ending of the film is great and lasts 30 minutes long and pretty much goes out with a bang with wonderful Rock N’ Roll,great special effects and a long extended chase scene and will stay with you after it’s over. The cast does a great job in their roles. Marc Price gives an amazing performance as Eddie,,with Price bringing depth and believability to the role. Tony Fields is excellent as villain Sammi Curr,with Fields having a great presence,charisma and great lines. Lisa Orgolini is beautiful and does a great job as Lesile,Eddie’s love interest. Doug Savant is wonderful as Tim,Eddie’s bully and tormentor. Glen Morgan gives a fun performance as Roger,Eddie’s best friend. Gene Simmons gives a good performance as Nuke,a local radio DJ. Ozzy Osbourne is hilarious in his ironic cameo appearance as Reverand Aaron Gilstrom,a Reverand who dislikes Heavy Metal music. Elanie Joyce(Angie Weinbauer)and Elise Richards(Genie)give good performances as well. The direction by Charles Martin Smith(of American Grafiti and The Untouchables fame)is great,with Smith always moving the camera and giving the film a great style and pace. Awesome direction by Smith. The score by Christopher Young is good and though it’s not used a lot it goes well with the film. The film also has a excellent soundtrack of Heavy Metal songs from the band Fastaway including great songs like Trick Or Treat,Get Tough,Stand Up,After Midnight and many more. Brilliant Soundtrack. The special effects by Kevin Yagher are inventive and stylish and definitely add to the film. Great effects. In final word,if you love Horror films,Heavy Metal or Hard Rock I suggest you see Trick Or Treat,an entertaining Horror film that is fun and well worth of your time. Highly Recommended. 10/10.
Country: United States
Duration: 98 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
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