A Cult Metal Horror Classic… Trick or Treat (1986)

In 1985, the hysteria over music’s devious impact on the teenage brain was in full effect. The Satanic Panic of the 80s meant that the news was full of stories of metal’s subliminal messages and demonic influence on the malleable brains of the young. Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) came out with their Filthy Fifteen list in 1985, a list of 15 songs they rated as the top offenders in music, of which 8 were metal songs (Prince’s “Darling Nikki” was #1…ok, I kind of get that one). The PRMC held hearings in D.C. meant to demonstrate the immoral and dangerous influence of heavy metal, but instead it resulted in the record industry’s most profitable marketing campaign – the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” stamp that so many kids have looked for since when buying music. One result of all this “subliminal message” press metal was getting was the horror movie Trick or Treat, a box office hit celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. This movie celebrates the 1980s teenage metalhead and probably won 80s metal some converts with its soundtrack by Fastway and gave some right winger’s heart attacks with its popularity. Plus there’s a cameo by Ozzy Osbourne as a televangelist. So check out an 80s cult metal horror classic below!

 

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Derek Schultz
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Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson movie night bro

Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson
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Looks rad, I rented Heavy Metal Parking lot last night lol.

Max Kristich
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Nico Wussy
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Pibe Nue me parece que va por aca

Pibe Nue
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YOLO

Naomi Masingale
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I wish I knew about this movie sooner, it’s Glorious! 8D

Kylie Nicolaus
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Classic is a bit of an overstatement

Lane Bultemeier
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Still have it on dvd

Lucien Fors
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Jeremy Ison

Dan Stephenson
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Just talking about this movie the other day. I’ve gotta see it again!

Gary Edgar
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Great soundtrack , shit movie .

Sean Ford
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Just picked up the soundtrack on vinyl. It’s killer!

Neil 'Niz' Cannavan
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Love it 😈

Juan Marcelo Hernández G.
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I have been looking for this movie my whole life i was like 8 when i saw it omg thanks!!!!

Xavier Glv
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Fast Eddie Clark!

Adam-amir Capetillo
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Yes!

Kylie Edgley
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Played that tape so much I killed it!

Dillon Vaughn
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One of the best soundtracks of all time.

Juan Guerrero
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Thomas Lara