The latest slasher to get the modern makeover could be Trick or Treat, the 1986 gem directed by Charles Martin Smith, better known for his roles in American Graffiti, Starman and The Untouchables. Producer/co-writer Joel Soisson recently hinted that he had expressed interest in revisiting the obscure flick and giving it a new lease of life.
“I’m amazed how many contacts, emails and letters I get from that movie. More than all my other films combined. At the time we all wrote it off as a fun little confection that wouldn’t be remembered past its first Halloween weekend,” claimed Soisson, who would later forge a career as a screenwriter on various straight-to-video sequels. “I am actually kind of interested in a remake. Problem is, like Bill and Ted which we made around the same time for DeLaurentiis Entertainment group, the rights have been sold and resold from that now defunct company to the point it would take the FBI to puzzle it out.”
Trick or Treat is a lost eighties classic that successfully mixed horror and heavy metal (with a soundtrack from the long forgotten hair metal band Fastway), even boasting appearances from none other than Kiss legend Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne (before he became a reality TV bore). For those who are curious, the original Trick or Treat is currently available on DVD from the likes of Amazon.