A Song in the Key of Death!

As Halloween is rapidly approaching on flaming hooves of demonic delight, my mind starts workin’ overtime to create the perfect soundtrack to the holiday (o.k., you caught me, this is the kind of crap the ol’ Ouija Board Kid thinks about year ‘round).

...shock ya 'til the sparks fly...

…shock ya ’til the sparks fly…

So, naturally I can’t help but look back upon all of those classic rock n’ roll influenced horror films of years past as a source of inspiration, and what better representation of that genre than 1986’s Trick or Treat? Nothing screams Halloween more than an undead satanic rock singer foiled (in part) by a toilet with the lid up.

And now I give you the (singing) voice of Sammi Curr, Dave King, along with the rest of Fastway performing After Midnight! Get those horns in the air creeps!

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard! Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula, ol' XIII is a screenwriter, actor, and reviewer of fright flicks! What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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6 thoughts on “A Song in the Key of Death!

  1. Mike says:

    Fastway was one of my favs back in the 80’s. I saw the movie back then but don’t remember it, so I just checked out some clips and I used to dress exactly like “Skippy” in this movie back in 1986 — dang, same haircut and everything, all the way down to the hightops. I didn’t get bullied like he did in the movie, but I remember never liking the jocks either. Man, I do miss those days — great stuff!!

  2. Yeah Mike, I’m right there with you! I think that’s why this film has always resonated with me…I was that character…well that and the overwhelming real life possability of a ghost of a satanic rockstar that shots people with electricity! Thanks for checking out my post!

  3. ImperiumRex says:

    I love this movie. I didn’t see it until about a year ago.

    Black Rose has a similar rock-n-roll horror story, but it isn’t as good. It had the super cool VHS box, with the raised cover though.

  4. @ImperiumRex I agree, Trick or Treat is the pinnacle of the hard rock/horror genre, but I love them all; Black Roses, Rock n’ Roll Nightmare, Hard Rock Zombies…they are all a great way to spend an afternoon!

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