Halloween just got scarier wtih Ozzy Osbourne 1986 movie debut getting a rare screening in the West Midlands

Birmingham Comedy Festival is showing the launch of Ozzy’s acting during Halloween

Legendary Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne is in and out of the headlines these days as he and wife Sharon prepare to move back to Britain from LA.

Birmingham’s very own Prince of Darkness has had an amazing career in music and on TV with The Osbourne’s - but you don’t often hear much about his film performance.

Ozzy’s first movie role was in the cult 1986 teen horror/ comedy film Trick of Treat (18) - which stars Ozzy as a deranged TV evangelist decrying the evils of heavy metal.

Birmingham Comedy Festival are showing it in a rare screening during Halloween weekend at Stourbridge Town Hall on Saturday, October 29.

The story is based around a bullied teen Edie (Marc Pride) devastated to hear of the sudden death of his idol, infamous heavy metal star Sammi Curr (Tony Fields). But when he’s given a copy of Sammi’s final unreleased recordings by radio DJ Nuke (played by Kiss frontman Gene Simmons), Eddie soon discovers that Sammi is preparing for the ultimate Halloween comeback ... from beyond the grave.

Ozzy performed at the half-time show for the LA Rams and Buffalo Bills (Pic:Getty)
Ozzy performed at the half-time show for the LA Rams and Buffalo Bills (Pic:Getty)
Ozzy performed at the half-time show for the LA Rams and Buffalo Bills (Pic:Getty)

Trick Or Treat also boasts a suitably rockin’ soundtrack from Brit metal outfit Fastway (aka Motörhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke and future Flogging Molly vocalist, Dave King).

Written by Rhet Topham (Freddy’s Nightmares) and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’s Michael S. Murphey and Joel Soisson, Trick Or Treat is being recommended by Birmingham Comedy Festival as a head bangin’ Halloween treat every bit as enjoyable as other teen comedies of the period.

With the Stourbridge Town Hall bar open from 6.45pm, the 7.30pm, the one-off screening is preceded by a set of ‘80s rock classics - to ensure the audience is in the right mood.

Are there any other films being shown for Halloween?

Trick Or Treat is part of Birmingham Comedy Festival’s Halloween Film Bash at the venue, which also includes Laurel And Hardy Are Spooked! at 2.30pm.

The family-friendly afternoon show features three classic black and white comedies in which Stan and Ollie find themselves in ghostly circumstances: Habeas Corpus, The Laurel And Hardy Murder Mystery and The Live Ghost.

For more information and tickets see: Birmingham Comedy Festival or or Dudley Borough Halls

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