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Trick or Treats (1982)

 -  Horror  -  29 October 1982 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Giroux ...
Linda (as Jackelyn Giroux)
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Malcolm O'Keefe
Chris Graver ...
Christopher O'Keefe
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Richard Adams
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Joan O'Keefe Adams
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Bret
Jillian Kesner ...
Andrea
Dan Pastorini ...
1st Attendant
Tim Rossovich ...
2nd Attendant
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Bum
Jean Clark ...
Bert (as J.L. Clark)
John Blyth Barrymore ...
Mad Doctor
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Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
Maria Dillon ...
TV Reporter
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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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Halloween's over. Now It's the kids' turn to get even! See more »

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29 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Babysitter Murders: The Beginning  »

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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 »

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References Deadly Games (1982) See more »

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Help Is on the Way
Performed by Horizon
Words and Music by Tom Barger
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Laughably Stupid and Boring
31 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is unlikely there has ever been a horror film less effective than Trick or Treats. The killer is more annoying than scary, and the final girl is unlikeable. The film has little suspense, gore, or plot. The shots are badly lit, and mainly focus on the final girl's ass. The story takes place in Los Angeles, where a man is taken to an asylum by his wife so she get his money. Seven years later he breaks free to get revenge. However, the wife's away at a party in Las Vegas with her new husband and has left their son with a babysitter. The son is an amateur magician, and he proceeds to play tricks on the babysitter, until eventually the father breaks in and the babysitter thinks the strange calls and noises are the son's doing. The film was directed by Gary Graver, a cinematographer who worked with Orson Welles on many films and was apparently good friends with him. Welles is credited in the film as "Magic Consultant".


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