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Release Date:
October 1980 (USA) See more »
Don't open the door ... Don't answer the phone ... Don't look in the attic ... It's there and it wants you! See more »
Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out... See more » | Add synopsis »
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NOT to be confused with a typical slasher knock-off! See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Chantal Contouri ... Madeline
Robert Bruning ... Elmer

Sigrid Thornton ... Angela

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Linsey
Denise Drysdale ... Lily
Vincent Gil ... Daryl
Jon Sidney ... Mr. Pluckett
Jacqui Gordon ... Becky

Julia Blake ... Mrs. Bailey
Peter Stratford ... Roger
Christine Amor ... Paula
Lulu Pinkus ... Wendy
Stewart Faichney ... Peter
Chris Milne ... Book Marker
Bob Brown ... Captain Rock
Peter Felmingham ... Boris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Clark ... Barman (uncredited)
Everett De Roche ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Simon Wincer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris de Roche  written by
Everett De Roche  written by

Produced by
William Fayman .... executive producer
Antony I. Ginnane .... producer
Barbi Taylor .... associate producer
Original Music by
Brian May 
Cinematography by
Vincent Monton 
Film Editing by
Philip Reid 
Production Design by
Jon Dowding 
Art Direction by
Jill Eden 
Costume Design by
Aphrodite Kondos  (as Aphrodite Jansen)
Makeup Department
José Luis Pérez .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Burstall .... first assistant director
John Hipwell .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Paul Clark .... sound recordist
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Dean Gawen .... sound editor
Terry Rodman .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Chris Murray .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Grant Page .... fire stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Brostoff .... focus puller
Tony Holtham .... gaffer
Louis Irving .... camera operator
Ian Jones .... clapper loader
Noel Mudie .... key grip
Geoff Richardson .... second grip
Pieter van Santen .... focus puller (as Peter Van Santen)
Colin Williams .... best boy
Suzy Wood .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... color grader
Margaret Cardin .... negative cutter
Bill Gooley .... color consultant
Music Department
Brian May .... conductor
Roger Savage .... music engineer
Other crew
Jennifer Barty .... production assistant
Stuart Beatty .... runner
David Coggins .... caterer
Georgina Greenhill .... titles
Michael Roseby .... production accountant
Ray Strong .... titles
Jan Tyrrell .... continuity
Peter White .... stills assistant
Ian Williams .... publicist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Snapshot" - Australia (original title)
"The Day After Halloween" - USA (DVD title)
"The Day Before Halloween" - USA
"The Night After Halloween" - USA (video title)
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92 min | 101 min (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Chantal Contouri's Madeline character in this movie is said to be of the Joan Collins The Bitch (1979) type which at the time had recently been seen on the big-screen in The Stud (1978).See more »
Angela:I had a very strict upbringing.
Madeline:So did I. But I was banging like a bunny before I was out of my first training bra. Trouble is, it wasn't until I was your age that I discovered I was banging the wrong gong.
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Movie Connections:
References World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
NOT to be confused with a typical slasher knock-off!, 4 July 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Quite recently I watched a marvelous documentary on Australian exploitation cinema entitled "Not Quite Hollywood: the True, Untold Story of Ozploitation" – which I highly recommend to anyone – and it really stimulated me to track down a lot of titles I've never even heard about before. "Snapshot" is one of them; a peculiar psycho-thriller/melodrama hybrid that coincidentally came out shortly after the huge box office success of "Halloween" and thus had to be re-titled "The Day After Halloween" in order to make extra money and cash in on the success of John Carpenter's classic. Obviously this movie has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween, Michael Myers or Haddonfield and hopefully not too many people will be beguiled by this cheap marketing scam. I'm not even too sure "Snapshot" fully qualifies as horror, since the film barely features any genuine moments of fright. Despite the still relatively low number of independent cult movies produced in Australia around that time, "Snapshot" is an adequate and professional accomplishment with proper production values, respectable performances and ambitious story contents. Heck, the film is so ambitious that the drama overrules and the thriller elements never really even come through. "Snapshot" is much more of a satiric portrait of the sleazy and dishonest advertising/modeling industry than it is a nail-biting suspense thriller. Director Simon Wincer ("Harlequin", "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man") seemingly never ceases to enlarge the melodramatic universe surrounding the main character Angela, but actually there's very few action. 19-year-old Angela is lurid into shooting a topless modeling ad by an eloquent and she promptly gets offered a job as the face of a perfume brand. Angela is very enthusiast and moves in with her photographer, especially since she's tired of her domineering mother and dead-end job at the hair dresser salon. She rapidly adapts to her new classy life and doesn't even have to bother anymore about her stalking ex-boyfriend and his (not-so) inconspicuous ice cream van. However, she learns this is predominantly a rotten world full of greed, betrayal, false promises, sexual harassment, blackmail and danger. As said, "Snapshot" is a plain straightforward coming-of-age drama falsely advertised as a genuine horror movie. There are two noteworthy sequences near the very end, but they hardly seem worth waiting for. This could be an interesting and compelling viewing experience, but then you better know beforehand to expect a serious-toned film instead of a brainless slasher imitation.

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