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

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29 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babysitter Murders: The Beginning  »

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$55,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1 / (full screen)
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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 »

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Help Is on the Way
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Words and Music by Tom Barger
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A Boring Jack O Lantern of dullness
19 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles CA) – See all my reviews

Believe it or not; I saw this on the big screen. And yes, it is a total yawn fest with only "scratch your head" cameos by the Names to give it interest. Seems the director came out of the Al Adamson school. It shows.












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