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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:

a great VCL VHS tape..VCL had great Covers, most of them like this, glued on cover artwork, embossed title, or stuff like  that…cool as hell..


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…


One response

  1. OH man! I love this movie! I used to watch it religiously and was always shocked that the little guy who was in Starman actually directed this. That was so weird to me. lol. Never heard of it as being called Ragman though, and I’ve never seen that cover before either. I love foreign VHS cover art. 🙂
    Great review man!

    August 29, 2011 at 1:05 AM

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