31 Days of Horror: #28 – Trick Or Treat
Your daily bitesized guide to the films you should be watching this Halloween season…
Trick Or Treat (1986)
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Written by Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soissan and Rhet Topham
Starring Mark Price, Tony Fields, Doug Savant, Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne.
Sammi Curr (Fields) is a rock god who dies in a hotel fire, his biggest fan is metal head Eddie (Price) who is distraught over Sammi’s death. He visits local rock-jock DJ Nuke (played by Kiss legend Gene Simmons) who gives him Sammi’s last ever recording and only pressing on vinyl. Eddie is being bullied at school and is in despair, he needs help and needs a friend but now Sammi has gone Eddie has no-one. But lets just hope Eddie doesn’t play the vinyl backwards.
Trick or Treat is the greatest Heavy Metal horror film made. It has a killer soundtrack from the band Fastway which features ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke formerly of Motorhead and features not just Gene Simmons but also has Ozzy Osbourne playing the Reverend Gilstrom. A fast, fun and very 1980s feature Trick or Treat is THE Halloween film you must see this year.
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