Curse of the crazy ex-ghoul friend: The infamous Marc Price interview
The SIT80's podcast is pretty good on giving treats, however every once in a while, we get a trick. Back in 2012 on podcast episode No. 260, the intriguing guest interview was Marc Price, whom we all better known as Skippy on Family Ties.
The podcast was part of an effort on Price's part to promote his upcoming comedy dates in Florida. By most accounts, the podcast was not one of Steve Spears' favorites and the concerts never materialized. What better way to celebrate that trick than to feature Price's 1986 movie Trick or Treat with treat being the title song by Fastway.
After years of being Alex P. Keaton's second banana on Family Ties, Marc Price got his chance to be the leading man when he starred in the horror film Trick Or Treat. Making his directorial debut on Trick Or Treat was Charles Martin Smith, so good as an actor in such '80s movies such as Never Cry Wolf, Starman and The Untouchables. Trick Or Treat was a modest success at the box office ranking No. 92 in receipts for all 1986 movies. However, most remember the film for two of its stars not named Price: Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne.
However, the real star of Trick or Treat is the music of Fastway that is throughout the entire film. All the scenes in the video for Trick Or Treat feature the actor Tony Fields as the musician-raised-from-the-dead Sammi Curr and does not show the actual Fastway lead singer Dave King.
There is no recent word on what Price is doing these days, however Charles Martin Smith went on to have greater success behind the camera as director for money-making hits like Air Bud and the recent Dolphin Tale movies.