I am sure most of you know this one. Features Ozzy (who I thought did a pretty good job - wanted more) and Gene Simmons. Satanic resurrection and heavy metal. An outcast uses the powers of his favorite metal singer who died a few days prior seek to revenge on the jocks who picked on him, but loses control.
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Treat. Definitely Treat.
M. Casarino | Wilmington, DE United States | 02/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes a movie can become a perfect little time capsule. "Trick or Treat" is such a movie. I have no idea how seriously the filmmakers intended it to be (the casting implies their tongues were quite firmly lodged in their cheeks), but it hits on, and satirizes, so many themes of its time - the alienation of outsiders, the perceived danger of heavy metal lyrics & backward masking, the fear of satanism - that I have to believe there's some kind of genius at work here.It's not a perfect flick, by any stretch. It isn't the least bit scary, for one, and it has some awkward dialogue and pacing. But darned if it doesn't hold up as a nifty little satire. Oh, and the scene where the dead metal star seduces the girl through her walkman - that's pretty hot, and pretty much caters directly to the frustrated adolescent male mind. Which only illustrates the point more.I'm a sucker for good genre movies, so I'm a sucker for "Trick or Treat." Plus it's great to see Skippy try to stretch a little."
A good sounding heavy metal band of the 80's!
MIKE STRICKLAND | 11/01/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movie was alot of fun to watch which featured Marc Price(The Keaton's neighbor Skippy on "Family Ties")who does an energetic performance in the movie. I thought that Fastway did very well with their music for the movie. I really like "Stand Up." Other great numbers are "After Midnight", "Get Tough", "Don't Stop the Fight" and the theme song "Trick Or Treat." Tony Fields plays the dead rocker Sammi Curr who lipsynchs to the songs. If you have the soundtrack, and haven't seen the movie yet, watch it on Halloween, you'll want to eat it up!"
A Great, But Forgotten Band
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 05/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey you got your Movie review on my Soundtrack review!!! Kind of a hodge-podge of reviews posted here, mine is for the soundtrack only. The movie was goofy fun, but come on...it starred Skippy from "Family Ties"!!! Fastway is one of those great undiscovered bands from the 80's hair metal scene and along with bands like "Black n' Blue" and "Waysted", Fastway just couldn't break through that glass ceiling to join the ranks of Ratt, Poison and Cinderella. It's really as shame, because Fastway put out some great music. "Trick or Treat" is just a fantastic, metal-head's delight. Just pop this disc in and try not playing air guitar to "Trick or Treat" or "After Midnight". Listen to one of the coolest bass lines of all times with "Heft". If you are a fan of 80's hair metal then this is a disc you must own. After just one listen I guarantee you will back on Amazon buying the rest of the Fastway catalog."
TRICK OR TREAT
MIKE STRICKLAND | WATERFORD MI. U.S.A.. | 03/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"IF YOU LOVE ROCK AND ROLL YOU WILL DEFINATELY LIKE THIS MOVIE.WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY SUCH ROCK AND ROLLERS AS OZZY OSBOURNE AND GENE SIMMONS OF KISS, THIS MOVIE CAN STRIKE AN INTEREST TO AN ALMOST DEAD GENRE."
If it's too loud you're too old, baby.
Holly Apollyon | The Overlook Hotel | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, firstly, this isn't the greatest movie, not really. I myself was a 16 year old headbanger when this movie came out, so, identifying as I did with our misunderstood heavy metal protagonist, I loved it. And I guess that what's gotten to me this time around, prompting me to get the notably inexpensive DVD. Haven't seen this movie since high school, many moons ago. The one thing I never understood was the soundtrack by Fastway. The movie's villain, Sammi Curr, was supposed to be the blasphemous lord and master of hard core black metal, but like, he was just singing Fastway songs. Fastway was hard rock at best, and an especially harmless hard rock band at that.The hero, Skippy from Family Ties, is crushed when his hero Sammi Curr dies in a hotel fire. But his dj buddy, Gene Simmons (in his five minute cameo) gives him the one and only copy of Curr's final unreleased album. Skippy learns that if he plays the record backwards, he can conjur his dead hero in ghostly/electric form. (The movie started off reciting lines about Faust, so we can only assume that Curr, by association, made some pact with the devil.) Anyway, at first Curr helps Skippy settle some old scores with the sissy-mary schoolhouse bullies that never give him a moment's rest. But then things begin going a little too far, and Skippy tries to pull the plug---especially after Curr threatens Skippy's highschool dream girl. Curr later shows up at the school Halloween dance, and starts trimming down the student body, singing, stage-cavorting, and shooting blue lightning bolts out of his guitar. Skippy, to save his girl, is forced to fight with his hero. actually, for what it was, the movie was entertaining, and did have some clever parts, but I think mostly people around my age group would appreciate it.For me, it was strange seeing it again. I remember, as a kid, having a slight crush on Skippy's girlfriend. I remembered her being kinda hot, but my memories from those days are a little addled from excessive doses of, uh...teenage fun. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was the same beautiful girl I remembered. It's good to know that at least a few things stay the same. Ozzy is plastered on the cover, but, unfortunately, he was only in the movie for about two minutes, playing a televangelist speaking out against heavy metal. I think that was Ozzy from about the time of his No Rest for the Wicked days. Still, it's Ozzy, so it's cool."