|“||You should stay loyal to your heroes.... they can turn on you.||„|
|~ Samuel Curr|
Sammi Curr was a heavy metal rock star in the 1986 film, Trick or Treat. He died in a mysterious hotel fire.
High school outcast Eddie Weinbauer was a big fan of Sammi's. His friend "Nuke", a radio DJ gives Eddie the only copy of Curr's last and only unreleased album, "Songs in the Key of Death", on an acetate disc. He comes to realize that there is something not right about the words the record is stuck on. Having previous experience with hidden lyrics, Eddie plays the record backwards but receives more than he imagined: Sammi Curr speaking to him from beyond the grave. Sammi instructs him on how to go about getting revenge on a group of bullies that like to torment Eddie, since Sammi was bullied constantly in high school and would like to take the revenge on bullies he never got to take himself.
At first the revenge is innocent enough, but after a while the plans start to become more sinister, eventually starting to involve murder, and Eddie finally tries cutting ties with the dead rocker, but Sammi will not let him. Eddie accidentally spills some soda on the record which causes an electrical surge that gives Sammi just the amount of energy he needs to get out of the record and become able to carry out his sinister plans without the help of another.