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Director:
Writers:
Chris de Roche (written by)
Everett De Roche (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
Vale Everett De Roche
 (From IF.com.au. 2 April 2014, 7:29 PM, PDT)

Producer Antony I. Ginnane talks classic Ozploitation Blu-ray rereleases
 (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 19 March 2014, 12:10 PM, PDT)

Are You Already Listening to Christmas Music?
 (From E! Online. 18 November 2013, 2:19 PM, PST)

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Good twists See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
92 min | 101 min (DVD)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer 'Antony I Ginnane' was well known for headlining his Australian movies with imported actors during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Such Australian films as Patrick (1978), Harlequin (1980), Blue Fire Lady (1977), Thirst (1979), The Survivor (1981), Prisoners (1981), Escape 2000 (1982) and Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981) all were cast with at least one non-Australian foreign imported actor. One More Minute (1979) was unique in Ginnane's canon of this period for not using any imported actors in lead roles. Chantal Contouri, starring in this movie, was actually born in Greece but is considered an Australian or Greek-Australian actress. Contouri lives in Australia and her credits are practically all Australian productions.See more »
Quotes:
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:
Features Patrick (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Magazine MadonnaSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Good twists, 7 May 2004
Author: ethylester from Michigan

First of all, let me say that I bought this movie with the title on the box reading "The Night after Halloween". When the opening credits came on, it said, "The Day after Halloween". And when I was done with the movie, I realized that it spans over what seems to be a month and involves nothing about Halloween, October or anything remotely connected to the holiday. Why not just stick with the appropriate title "Snapshot"? whatever...

This film is probably not for people who are bored easily. If you like interesting characters and thinking about what is going on, then you will probably like this. It is not an average horror movie with dumb, horny teens, lots of gore and funny killings. More like a thriller that gets you thinking. But not too hard.

It is an Australian film about a naive and sheltered female hairdresser whose sassy, sexy and strong lady friend convinces to leave her hairdressing career to be a model. This wholesome young woman has just broken up with her boyfriend who drives an ice cream truck called "Mr. Whippy". He is devastated by the break up and stalks her all around the city in his ice cream truck. She does her first photo shoot on a whim for a cologne ad in a magazine topless on a freezing cold beach and suddenly becomes this hot model that everyone wants. She ends up running into some slimy, sleazy characters and because her personality is so immature, she jumps to hasty conclusions and gets pushed around a lot.

The ending has some neat twists that I won't spoil for you. The thing I liked about this movie was that the viewers learn about the boyfriend character mostly by listening to the girl talk about him to other people. When we actually see him, he never seems as bad as she makes him out to be. I like how the movie leads us through the main character's irrational ideas and we are meant to believe that she is thinking correctly.

There are some odd camera movements in this film that are kind of exciting. There is also a comedy "musician" who pops up in two night club scenes. He is really awful and laughable with all his makeup and dumb hijinks.

The soundtrack is interesting, too, because it has one song near the beginning that is actually singing about the main character, "Angela" and how she is not making the right decisions. But no other songs are about the movie. The beginning sequence seems to give away the ending when you watch it, but when the end actually comes, you realize you would have had no idea what actually happened without watching the whole movie.

All in all, not a movie for the easily bored or people who don't like doing character analysis. If you want a late night movie that won't freak you out but is thrilling and somewhat suspenseful, get this one. It is also quite original. 6/10

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