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Trick or Neat

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

I discovered a nice little horror film from the 80s called Trick or Treat. It's the story of a metal head who is ostracized by his classmates. His idol dies in a fire, but somehow the only copy of the demo of the band's next album ends up in the kid's hands.

That when things get weird. The kid realizes that there's an hidden message on the disk. If he plays it backward, he hears something that he thinks is an advice. He follows the advice and it allows him to get revenge on the kids harrassing him.

He finds out that his idol is communicating with him using the disk. He follows the disk's advice until it starts going to far, but it's too late. His idol wants to return to the world of the living, and his intentions are all but good.

I find it interesting to see that the kid is treated like a freak because he likes heavy metal. It's hard to think that it used to be seen as creepy or weird to listen to metal. I can only imagine how they would have reacted if it was black metal instead.

In my opinion, the movie was interesting, although a bit slow paced. Most of the action is centered around the kid trying to get even with the ones making fun of him. It's only toward the end that the movie becomes a horror film.

I think it's worth a watch, at the very least for the fun of seeing the 80s' vision of heavy metal. There are lots of funny parts, and it's really entertaining. I would definitely rewatch it.

In conclusion, watch it if you get the chance.

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