Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Best Metal Moments In Horror History

For our next installment, we highlight an 80's gem that has more metal moments than any other horror film in history: Trick or Treat. The tough part is, how to whittle them down to one. And the fact is, you can't.

Oh, some may cry foul that we aren't including one Mr. Gene Simmons and his turn as a radio disc jockey. But he plays a snarky, borderline douchey dude and that's not a far stretch from his real life persona.

For me, some of the best scenes in the film are of one Mr. Ozzy Osborne playing a man of the cloth and railing against all things rock n' roll. Oh the irony!

The second moment(s), is when Marc 'aka Skippy' Price unleashes his dead rocker idol upon the world, the resurrected frontman shows up at the school dance, crashes the party and jams out to this little ditty. Dammit if it isn't catchy as hell. Music courtesy of 80's heavy metal band Fastway.

If you haven't seen this movie, you really should. Even if you don't like metal, its an 80's classic through and through.

Up the irons and stay metal. \m/

Cortez the Killer

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Aaron said...

I've only seen this once and I didn't really like it all that much. It is pretty ridiculous though. Perhaps I need to watch it again. If you like this, you should check out Rocktober Blood if you haven't already seen it! Now THAT movie is a heavy metal horror masterpiece!

Cortez The Killer said...

It is pretty ridiculous but a lot of fun.

And as for Rocktober Blood, it is waiting in the wings good sir! Come to think of it, it may actually rival Trick or Treat in terms of most metal moments. But nothing can beat the cameo of Ozzy.

Chris Hallock said...

Haha, I just made a metal post of my own.

Loved the Bloggenaire stuff, dude!

Damon said...

Trick or Treat rocks, but my favorite metal horror film is always Black Roses. Fastway also kicks much ass. Bit of trivia, the lead singer from Fastway went on to be the frontman for Flogging Molly.

Chris Hallock said...

I linked us in unholy matrimony on my post.

Jenn said...

Nice bit o'trivia there, Damon.

I love this movie and have seen it too many times to count. Skippy from Family Ties is absolutely perfect as your typical outcast metal dude, it's perfectly eighties, and definitely something straight out of the era's zeitgeist.

What the hell does Skippy call himself again? He has it on his license plate? Assman or something? I can't remember and it's driving me crazy.

Cortez The Killer said...

@Chris, double thanks my friend and awesome post!

@Damon, Black Roses is awesome. Stay tuned for future BMMIHH posts.

HOLY SHIT! You just blew my mind. I had no idea re: that bit of trivia.

@Jenn, its actually Ragman. Ragman is the name Sammi Curr calls Eddie. But apparently, a lot of inside jokes were involved in the making of the film. It was developed as, essentially, an anagram for the word anagram.

More info here:

Geof said...

Wow...I saw this in the theaters as a kiddie WAY back but have not seen it since. I should see how it holds up, but I bet it's cheesy as pun intended.

Bring on the Black Roses post!!

Atroxion said...

Haha nice! I can't even believe I missed Ozzy playing a man of the cloth - that's freakin' hilarious! I need to get my hands on this old gem as soon as possible. Cheers!

Matt-suzaka said...

I love and own Trick or Treat on DVD! Being the young metal god that I was, watching Trick or Treat always brings me back to the old days of listening to music in my room, trying to play records backwards, and seeing how long my hair can get!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Got beat to the punch with Black Roses, but somehow I still havent seen TRICK OR TREAT, been meaning to correct that for quite some time now

MarkusWelby1 said...

Why oh why is there no special edition of this! The DVD is gawd awful. I heard Anchor Bay was all set to release a monster version of this with all the bells and whistles, but I think the artists on the soundtrack wanted a little too much money out of the deal. unfortunate because the adventures of the Ragman deserves a great DVD or Blu ray release.