Like a relatively dark street on Halloween night, Trick or Treat is ripe for howls and hoots, but only manages to deliver a choice handful of them when the festivities are just about over.

Like a relatively dark street on Halloween night, Trick or Treat is ripe for howls and hoots, but only manages to deliver a choice handful of them when the festivities are just about over.

A recently killed rock star named Sammi Curr (Tony Fields, made up like a member of KISS), comes back to life when his last, awful unreleased record is played backwards. He’s determined to seek revenge on his most ardent critics.

The thing is, the satanic rocker takes himself seriously in reincarnation and ends up acting out all those evil acts he’s been singing about for years – drawing his power from the megawatts that surge through his guitar.

There’s a geeky highschool kid, Eddie (Marc Price), who idolizes the rocker and is responsible for his appearances. Price is cast perfectly as the dismayed rock worshipper.

Trick or Treat

Production

De Laurentiis. Director Charles Martin Smith; Producer Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson; Screenplay Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson, Rhet Topham; Camera Robert Elswit; Editor Jane Schwartz; Music Christopher Young, Fastway; Art Director Curt Schnell

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 97 MIN.

With

Marc Price Tony Fields Lisa Orgolini Ozzy Osbourne
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