“Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.”
Oh this film holds such a special place in my heart, both as a metal lover, and a lover of horror films! It has both – a METAL HORROR FILM, and filmed in the late 80’s with Marc Price (from Family Ties fame) in the starring role of Eddie Weinbauer.
His idol, Sammy Curr (played by the late Tony Fields, who was once upon a time a Solid Gold dancer!!) is burnt in a fire (which may have been caused by mysterious circumstances).
Eddie is distraught, and takes it upon himself to seek out Sammy’s last effort on vinyl (only one copy issued, of course!) , which is given to him by DJ Nuke (played by Gene Simmons of KISS!).
Apparently if the record is played backwards, it contains messages from Sammy Curr, which slowly starts to possess Eddie, as he takes revenge on the school fuckwits who have bullied him!
(this film also contains a cameo from Ozzy Osbourne!)
This film holds such a special place in my heart, simply because I relate to Eddie’s character, I was bullied extensively at home and at school, and metal music (and later Goth) got me through some really shitty times. I never punished my bullies with the full extent of what Eddie does here in this film, but the idea as a kid was very nice, and being able to relate so closely helped me to forge a bond with the film when I was younger.
This is one of those horrors (and in some ways it’s a slasher too) which seriously needs upgrading to the BluRay realm, it’s been simply too long that this gem of a film has been on VHS and DVD!
See this soon!
10 out of 10 – a classic anti-bullying metal film!