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Trick or Treats (1982)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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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bad but not the worst out there
31 August 2013 | by (us) – See all my reviews

this film is about linda an aspiring actress who goes to babysit on halloween night to babysit the kid is named chris who keeps pulling dark disturbing pranks on her a killer named malcom who is christophers real father comes over and terror happens the film is basically a clumsy mash up of fright 1971 halloween 1978 with a dash of nightmare 1981 i don't hate it but i don't love it either pros the final girl is likable even if she is dumb the acting is good halloween 1978 was good but it didn't feel like halloween this film has the halloween feel that film didn't have humorous at times cons poor lighting weak killer more comedy than horror low body count too many pranks and false scares i didn't like the end over oll you could at least see it once then buy a good movie but have this for a laugh at how chessy it is


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