Trick or Treat


Action / Comedy / Horror / Music

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 4762


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Gene Simmons as Nuke
Doug Savant as Tim Hainey
Charles Martin Smith as Mr. Wimbley
Ozzy Osbourne as Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
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23.976 fps
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Reviewed by bensonmum2 7 / 10

"This could kick you off into becoming an absolute pervert."

Eddie Weinbauer (Marc Price), an awkward high school student, faces relentless bullying from the "cool" kids. Eddie retreats into his private world of heavy metal. When Eddie's idol, Sammi Curr (Tony Fields), is killed, Eddie is beyond devastated. Things seem as bleak and dark as they can get - until Eddie begins hearing Sammi's voice speaking directly to him on his latest album. It seems that Sammi doesn't want to be dead. He wants Eddie to help bring him back to life, regardless of how many people have to die.

It's difficult for me to explain my reasoning, but I've always found Trick or Treat an effective little horror film. For whatever reason, it creeps me out. It might be the demonic nature of the subject matter or Tony Fields' incredibly effective performance or the atmosphere director Charles Martin Smith creates - I'm not sure. Whatever, this is a film that fills me with a real sense of unease.

Another big plus for me as far as the film goes is the performance of Marc Price. It's hard to imagine Skippy from Family Ties giving a performance like this. You'd never know he was capable based on his time on television. He plays Eddie as a complicated, multi-layered character. He makes Eddie seem "real". Whether it's a scene where he's being bullied or a scene where he's defiant and confident with the strength he gets from Sammi or a scene where he's running scared, Price delivers. It's good stuff.

A couple of other things I'll mention before I end this: 1. Gene Simmons is fantastic. I've seen him do some other things, but here, he's really good. I can't, however, say the same for Ozzy. 2. I got a real kick out of seeing Elaine Joyce in the film as Eddie's mother. She was always a favorite of mine from the 1970s-era game-show circuit.

Reviewed by Blazehgehg 8 / 10

Who is this movie for, exactly?

Trick or Treat is not a terrible movie. When it first starts, it may seem that way, but it's a pretty decent slice of 1986 horror, all told, though nowhere near as bloody or as extreme as its contemporaries. That's not really a complaint, I guess.

I just question who this movie is for: Eddie is a high school loser who gets picked on by the jocks for being a little too in to heavy metal. Cheerleaders think he's creepy, he's nearly drowned as a prank, all in an effort to set up what should be the movie's main villains. Eddie is clearly the hero of this story, but the movie doesn't do a great job making him look sympathetic, especially not after he sics the vengeful ghost of his favorite heavy metal rock star on those same bullies, repeatedly thrusting them in to mortal danger well past the point of reason. Eddie even compels the ghost to harm his own mother at one point.

Now Eddie is, of course, a hormonal teen, prone to making dumb mistakes. He literally shouts "NOBODY UNDERSTANDS" at least once in this movie. And, sure enough, eventually he realizes things are being taken too far and tries to stop it -- that's fine. But it's from there the movie picks up and runs with the ball, switching from "HEAVY METAL IS THE BEST" to "HEAVY METAL IS EVIL AND WILL KILL EVERYTHING YOU LOVE."

So which is it? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that when the movie switches sides, it also ratchets up its sense of humor. The first half of "Trick or Treat" is played entirely straight, but once it's clear events are getting out of control, the movie bites the bullet and jumps off the deep end, completely embracing its own personal brand of ridiculous insanity. "Trick or Treat" stops taking itself seriously, so maybe I should, too.

There's certainly plenty of entertainment to be had down that road.

Reviewed by Sam Panico 10 / 10

No false metal

I grew up a fat child in a small town with crushing self esteem issues, a love for gore movies and a sarcastic mind that loved the way people treated me when I started dressing all in black. Every single situation that Eddie Weinbauer (Marc Price, the previously mentioned Skippy) endures in this film…I lived it. If a monster Glenn Danzig could take over shop class and kill my tormentors, I would have gladly welcomed such mayhem and menace.

Eddie is a big fan of Sammi Curr, a superstar who went to the same high school Eddie is in, was tormented and bullied the same way Eddie is, became a big star and then died in a mysterious fire. Radio DJ Nuke (Gene "inventor of the devil horns" Simmons, who played a great bad guy in Never Too Young to Die while wearing his girlfriend Cher's clothes) gives Eddie the only vinyl copy of Sammi's satanic masterwork "Songs in the Key of Death."

Eddie does exactly what I'd do: he listens to the record and falls asleep. He has a crazy dream about the fire that killed Curr and awakens to the album playing backwards, telling him how to gain revenge on the bullies that torment him.

Eddie chickens out though — he doesn't want to kill the jocks who have made his life so rough. Sammi takes matters into his own hands, creating an electric surge that allows him to escape the record and come back to our reality. Eddie responds by smashing his stereo. Sammi's response is as perfect as it gets: "No false metal."

Sammi's friend Roger gets involved and unwittingly plays a cassette at the school dance, causing Sammi to leap out of a guitar amp and take the stage. The crowd goes wild before Sammi starts killing audience members, shooting lightning at them and revealing his burned face. I saw this scene at the drive-in this year and the exuberance of hearing Fastaway blasting from car stereos in the fog at 5 AM is an experience I recommend to every single person reading this.


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