When his heavy metal hero Sammi Curr dies, a young fan is given a copy of his unreleased final album from a radio DJ friend but he soon finds out that Sammi’s soul has returned from hell and is trapped inside the record and looking to get out and cause mayhem.
When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.
One of the many cinematic appearances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (or at least one of the members) over the year, the band appeared and performed in the cult 80s skateboarding movie Thrashin, which starred a young Josh Brolin as an amateur skateboarder who dreams of becoming a professional downhill racer.
Apparently a favorite song of director Michael Mann, “Heartbeat” by the short-lived band Red 7 was not only in an episode of Miami Vice but also as the end credits song for the first cinematic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Manhunter, in 1986.
After their debut in Return of the Jedi, the teddy bear warriors known as the Ewoks got not only two live-action TV movies but also an animated series that aired alongside Star Wars: Droids on Saturday Mornings on ABC starting in 1985.
When two benevolent aliens arrive and gift humanity with the invention known as the hyperdrive, mankind spreads to planets across the universe and the Galaxy Rangers are established to maintain law and order in these new colonies beyond Earth.