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Release Date:
29 October 1982 (USA) See more »
...when Halloween night stopped being fun! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dull, inept Halloween ripoff, no tricks or treats to be had. See more (20 total) »


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Jacqueline Giroux ... Linda (as Jackelyn Giroux)

Peter Jason ... Malcolm O'Keefe
Chris Graver ... Christopher O'Keefe

David Carradine ... Richard Adams

Carrie Snodgress ... Joan O'Keefe Adams

Steve Railsback ... Bret
Jillian Kesner ... Andrea
Dan Pastorini ... 1st Attendant
Tim Rossovich ... 2nd Attendant

Paul Bartel ... Bum
Jean Clark ... Bert (as J.L. Clark)
John Blyth Barrymore ... Mad Doctor

Catherine E. Coulson ... Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
Maria Dillon ... TV Reporter

Jason Ronard ... Bum (as Jason Renard)
Owen Orr ... Actor
Allen Wisch ... Man with Scar
Patricia Callahan ... Mad Doctor Assistant 1
Debbie Drissi ... Mad Doctor Assistant 2
Glenn Jacobson ... Corpse
Tara Aire ... 2nd Nurse (as Tara Hupp)
Butch Sanders ... Cop
Jono Kouzouyan ... Crazy Man
Nike Zachmanoglou ... Connie
Murray Bolen ... Asylum Inmate
Frances Bolen ... Asylum Inmate
Thomas Ellison ... Asylum Inmate
Wayne Stringer ... Asylum Inmate
James E. Johnson ... Asylum Inmate
Herb Franklin ... Asylum Inmate

R. Michael Stringer ... Asylum Inmate (as Michael Stringer)
David Lane ... Asylum Inmate
Barron ... Trick or Treater
Annette Dugdale ... Trick or Treater
Glenn Alexakis ... Trick or Treater
Sylvester Stewart ... Trick or Treater
Jason Richards ... Trick or Treater
Angela Uva ... Trick or Treater
David Uva ... Trick or Treater
Lisa Travis ... Trick or Treater
Rashell Travis ... Trick or Treater
Bill Bridges ... Trick or Treater
Alfredo Botello ... Trick or Treater
Har-El Dar-Noy ... Trick or Treater
Orin Dar-Noy ... Trick or Treater
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Graver ... Counterman (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Woman at the Hospital (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Graver 
Writing credits
Gary Graver (screenplay)

Produced by
Caruth C. Byrd .... executive producer
Hedy Dietz .... associate producer
Gary Graver .... producer
Glenn Jacobson .... co-producer
Lee Thornburg .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Gary Graver 
Makeup Department
Noel De Souza .... makeup artist (as Noel D. Souza)
Glenn Dime .... hair stylist
Jim Gillespie .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miller Drake .... assistant director
Art Department
Michael Railsback .... set director
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound (as Robert Dietz)
Irwin Nafshun .... sound re-recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Alexakis .... best boy grip
Frank D'Angelo .... assistant camera
Ron Halpern .... second assistant camera
Jono Kouzouyan .... lighting gaffer
Michael Uva .... underwater grip
Doug Wood .... key grip
Jack Yanekian .... best boy (as Jack Yannekian)
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Arica Reinhardt .... assistant editor (as Arica Rinehardt)
Music Department
Roy Thorn .... music coordinator
Other crew
Peter Alexakis .... medical advisor (as Dr. Peter Alexakis)
Jack Kindberg .... manager: Laird International Studios
Carl Porcello .... president: Cine Pro
Orson Welles .... magical advisor
Nike Zachmanoglou .... continuity (as Niki Zachmanoglou)
Sally Stringer .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | USA:R

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The bulk of this film was shot at the home owned by cast member Carrie Snodgress.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
References Deadly Games (1982)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dull, inept Halloween ripoff, no tricks or treats to be had., 21 October 2013
Author: yourmotheratemydog715 from United States

This bottom-rung '80s slasher follows a much-too-old babysitter being stalked by an escaped mental patient on Halloween night. Never heard that synopsis before.

Anyways, I can't imagine anyone but the most avid slasher fan would even be on this movie's IMDb page, but even the biggest fan of slice-and-dice films is unlikely to get any fun out of this one. It's egregiously slow, with most of its running time dedicated to watching a child magician-in-training pulling cheap pranks on the babysitter character. The director didn't invest in any lighting equipment, making some of the proceedings all but impossible to follow. It's bloodless, breastless and suspenseless, which leaves the film an almost complete lack of entertainment.

There's rumblings of the film being a satire, but most of the humor is relegated to a padding scene featuring film editors. And that is heavy-handed and overdone. The rest of the film is neither clever or entertaining enough to be humorous.

Avoid, even though you do get about three minutes of creepy cougar David Carradine action. If you're looking for a cheesy, fun 80s movie for a Halloween night, 1986's TRICK OR TREAT is a much better choice.

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