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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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Not to be confused with Trick 'r Treat (2007) or Trick or Treat (1986), neither of which are great, but still much better than this stinker. See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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 Los ojos de un niño (1982)See more »
Help Is on the WaySee more »


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Not to be confused with Trick 'r Treat (2007) or Trick or Treat (1986), neither of which are great, but still much better than this stinker., 27 September 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Apparently, if you're looking to take your other half out of the picture, all you need to do is call up the local nut-house, who will send round a couple of orderlies with a straitjacket to cart them away, no questions asked. That's what Joan (Carrie Snodgress) does to her husband Malcolm (Peter Jason) who spends the next four years in an asylum going genuinely crazy. Of course, there's always the danger that they might break out and go looking for a spot of revenge, which is precisely what Malcolm does, disguising himself as a female nurse to do so.

When Malcolm finally arrives home, his ex-wife isn't there, having gone partying with her new man Richard (David Carradine); instead, he makes do with terrorising her pretty babysitter Linda (Jacqueline Giroux), who is staying the night to look after chubby, magic-obsessed, practical joker Christopher (Chris Graver), quite possible the most obnoxious little s**t to have ever appeared in a horror movie.

What sounds like standard '80s slasher nonsense feels like anything but, the entire cast clearly not taking matters very seriously (and who can blame them given the very silly script); unfortunately, despite what I can only presume are attempts at humour, the film is never funny enough to qualify as a comedy horror, and with zero scares or gore, no nudity, plus that really irritating kid grating on the nerves throughout, Trick or Treats manages to be an utter failure on practically every level. Even the utterly stupid, highly predictable 'shock' ending blows.

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