Written by Carla Robinson
Directed by Jag Mundhra
Tommy...Gregory Scott Cummins
As a young boy, Tommy believes that his grandfather is just a harmless eccentric with an affinity for Halloween. He associates with the old man despite his parents' wishes, and when Tommy's father tries to intervene, he is struck down with the awesome power of Satan. For you see, Gramps is not just some October-friendly kook. He is a fearsome warlock who leads an evil cult, and he has staked his claim on Tommy.
Years later, Tommy has grown into a heavy metal outcast whose life is being shaped by Grandpa's influence. And now, on this Halloween, Grandpa is promising him a ritual that will fulfill his lifelong destiny.
It's a decidedly 80s horror movie that should be preserved on VHS forever, as any other format would just seem like cheating. It's sleazy, cheesy and occasionally campy, but is a prime example of that home horror heyday, when genre fans everywhere were being born in the soothing glow of television screens of basements across America. When heavy metal belonged to the devil, and the possibilities of badassery seemed endless. When bad fashion wasn't just a choice...it was a way of life.
Murder, incest, soapy nipples, satanism, horrible hair-metal music videos, drastic fashions, Halloween atmosphere, cemetery shenanigans, a completely random standup comedy routine, and a mysterious masked slasher hacking up teens..it's all right here. Crack open a frosty beverage and enjoy the hell out of it, hipsters.
AKA: Halloween Night
"Trick or treat, give me all your candy or I'll blow your head off!"