RAGMAN AKA Trick `r Treat (1986)
‘What are you afraid of? It’s only rock and roll…’
Original titel: Trick or Treat (1986)
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Screenplay: Glen Morgan, Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson, Rhet Topham & James Wong(Aren`t that partially the x-files guys?screenwriters)
Actors: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, Gene Simmons-and a cameo by Ozzy Osbourne
This was one of those movies, that stayed with me, and to this day , has a high rewatchability for me. Its classic 80`s feel
and Rock n Roll…what more do you need? I used to own this, the german VHS….looking like this:
Hard rock idol Sammi Curr burns to death in a hotel fire. His biggest fan, High School student and resident metal head Eddie Weinbauer is devastated by the news and turns to local radio DJ “Nuke” for support. After a discussion about the deceased rock star, Nuke presents Eddie with a rare demo record, the last ever recorded by Sammi and the only copy in existence. After constant humiliation at the hands of school bully Tim and his friends, Eddie becomes enraged and vows revenge on all those who have wronged him, much to the dismay of love interest, Leslie and best friend, Roger. Alone in his room with feelings of rage and retribution racing through his mind, Eddie plays the demo he got from Nuke, raising the spirit of Sammi Curr. Seems like his thirst for vengeance made Sammi come back. But what follows is a Rock n Roll hero out for blood, no mercy in mind. This goes way beyond revenge against a few bullies in school, and Eddie must find a way to stop Sammi Curr.
I loved this film, and still do, its something i have to buy again on DVD.One, i can relate to beeing bullied, at age 14 , my desired future job was -professional killer,lol..and it has lots of Rock N Roll.
The soundtrack by FASTWAY is cheesy Hard Rock, but i still play it from time to time…it awakens good memories of my younger days as a just recently converted Rocker…