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Trick or Treats (1982)

R | | Horror | 29 October 1982 (USA)
A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.

Director:

Gary Graver

Writer:

Gary Graver (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Giroux ... Linda (as Jackelyn Giroux)
Peter Jason ... Malcolm O'Keefe
Chris Graver Chris Graver ... Christopher O'Keefe
David Carradine ... Richard Adams
Carrie Snodgress ... Joan O'Keefe Adams
Steve Railsback ... Bret
Jillian Kesner ... Andrea
Dan Pastorini Dan Pastorini ... 1st Attendant
Tim Rossovich ... 2nd Attendant
Paul Bartel ... Bum
Jean Clark Jean Clark ... Bert (as J.L. Clark)
John Blyth Barrymore ... Mad Doctor
Catherine E. Coulson ... Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
Maria Dillon Maria Dillon ... TV Reporter
Jason Ronard ... Bum (as Jason Renard)
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Five years after his wife, Joan, had him wrongfully and delibarately committed to a mental institution so she could live with her boyfriend, Malcolm escapes on Halloween night and arrives back at his old house to murder her, except Joan is not home but she's out with her boyfriend while babysitter Linda is looking after Malcolm's 10-year-old son Christopher, an equally psychotic and demented practical joker until, under cover of darkness, Malcolm shows up and begins a real terror game of attrition with Linda. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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...when Halloween night stopped being fun! See more »

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Certificate:

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Trivia

The bulk of this film was shot at the home owned by cast member Carrie Snodgress. See more »

Quotes

Christopher: You're cute. Are you the babysitter?
Linda: Well, you're not. That's a stupid thing to do.
Christopher: It's Halloween!
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Crazy Credits

Credits Orson Welles as 'Magical Consultant'. See more »

Connections

References Los ojos de un niño (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Is on the Way
Performed by Horizon
Words and Music by Tom Barger
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Boring trash with no horror whatsoever.
30 October 2007 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A female baby-sitter is watching a young prankster on Halloween night.The kid's dad is a murdering lunatic who just happens to break out of an asylum that very night.Gary Graver's "Trick or Treats" is a badly-lit and incredibly boring "Halloween" clone with almost no horror elements at all.The plot makes little sense and is filled with several disjointed and out-of-place situations.I have also seen Gary Graver's "Moon in Scorpio" and it was equally as bad and pointless.The utter lack of blood and gore is hard to forgive as is the lack of suspense and scares.Overall,"Trick or Treats" is a complete waste of time.Watch "Halloween" again and don't bother with this piece of cow dung.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babysitter Murders: The Beginning See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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