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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Charles Martin Smith 
Writing credits
Rhet Topham (story)

Michael S. Murphey (screenplay) and
Joel Soisson (screenplay) and
Rhet Topham (screenplay)

Glen Morgan  uncredited
James Wong  uncredited

Produced by
Michael S. Murphey .... producer
Joel Soisson .... producer
Scott White .... associate producer
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jane Schwartz Jaffe 
Casting by
Paul Bengston 
David Cohn 
Production Design by
Curtis A. Schnell  (as Curt Schnell)
Art Direction by
Colin D. Irwin 
Set Decoration by
Douglas A. Mowat  (as Doug Mowat)
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson  (as Jill Ohanneson)
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... special makeup assistant
Rudolph Eavy III .... assistant makeup artist (as Rudolph Eavey)
Alec Gillis .... special makeup assistant
Chris Goehe .... special makeup assistant
Michelle Johnson .... assistant hair stylist
David Kindlon .... special makeup assistant
Daniel Marc .... key hair stylist
Daniel Marc .... key makeup artist
Ralph Miller III .... special makeup assistant (as Ralph Miller)
Brian Penikas .... special makeup assistant
Kevin Yagher .... special makeup effects creator
Mitchell S. Benson .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Production Management
Scott White .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benita Allen .... second assistant director (as Benita Ann Allen)
Ken Hudson .... third assistant director
Matia Karrell .... first assistant director
Joel Soisson .... second unit director
Art Department
Sue Carol Caton .... swing gang
Steve Davis .... swing gang (as Stephen Davis)
Joe Fiacco .... assistant property master
Charlie Guin .... swing gang
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction foreman (as Tom Jones)
Suzanne Lapick .... property master
Bret Nelson .... swing gang
Steve Powers .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Schlatter .... set construction coordinator (as Jeff Schlatter)
Harold Shelton .... swing gang
Brian Stultz .... scenic painter
John Teitloff .... set dresser
Marsha Terry .... swing gang
Thomas Michael Ryan .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Bradford .... back-masking mixer
Sarah Brady .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Roberta Doheny .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Maria Domingo .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Adriane Kasper .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Ted Kosiusko .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Ted Kosciusko)
Tom McCormick .... optical sound transfer
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator (as Matthew John McFadden)
Lars Nelson .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Jeff Sandler)
Greg Steele .... sound recordist (as Gregory Steele)
Robert Waxman .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc. (as Bob Waxman)
Ed White .... production sound mixer
Asher Yates .... post-production sound: JFA, Inc.
Matthew Iadarola .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jeff Frink .... mechanical effects crew
Randy Kenan .... mechanical effects crew
Thomas Love .... mechanical effects crew (as Tom Love)
Larry Roberts .... mechanical effects crew
Steve Wolke .... mechanical effects coordinator
Yancy Calzada .... effects: possessed speakers (uncredited)
Regina McLeod .... creature crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
James Belohovek .... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (as Jim Belohovek)
Jeff Burks .... titles and opticals: Van der Veer Photo Effects (as Jeffrey Burks)
Yancy Calzada .... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Tony Gardner .... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Richard Malzahn .... optical effects creator
Margaret Prentice .... speaker transformation assistant: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (as Margaret Beserra)
Dick Ramirez .... titles and opticals: Van der Veer Photo Effects
David S. Williams Jr. .... optical effects creator
Doug Beswick .... speaker transformation effects: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc. (uncredited)
Rick Barker .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunts
C.J. McBeth Cook .... stunts
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Tammy Lyn Cooper .... stunts
John Copeman .... stunts
Jamie Dudley .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Ron Moncovich .... stunts (as Ron Mowcovich)
Deborah A. Nolan .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts (as Danny Pierce)
Larry Roberts .... stunts
Don Schisler .... stunts (as Donald Schisler)
Ray Shaffer .... stunts
Debra Shuckman .... stunts (as Debra Schuckman)
James Wiggins .... stunts (as Jim Wiggins)
John Copeman .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bolner .... gaffer: second unit (as Michael T. Bolner)
Malcolm Bryce .... electrician
Scott Buttfield .... lighting gaffer
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Marguerita Chiacentone .... electrician
Peter Lyons Collister .... additional photographer
James M. Cox .... electrician (as Jim Cox)
Stephen Crawford .... lighting gaffer (as Steve Crawford)
Tony DeVito .... electrician
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: second unit
Curtis Estes .... grip
Sherman Garner .... electrician
Alan Gitlin .... grip: second unit
R. Michael Givens .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Michael Givens)
Bradley E. Hatton .... key grip: second unit (as Bradley Hatton)
Kim Heath .... grip (as Kim 'Punky' Heath)
Paul Iski .... grip best boy
Juliette King .... second assistant camera: second unit
Brett Laumann .... electrician
Gregory Lundsgaard .... steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Mykle Mariette .... grip
Casey Nelson .... electrical best boy
William Duney Paul .... key grip (as William 'Bear' Duney Paul)
Marie Pedersen .... second assistant camera
Krishna Rao .... first assistant camera (as Kris Rao)
David Riley .... first assistant camera: second unit
Don Roseboro .... grip
Joe Rowan .... electrical best boy
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... electrician (as Tommy Sullivan)
Frank Waldeck .... camera systems: Joe Dunton Cameras Limited
Russel Wesney .... grip
Jim Wiggins .... electrician
Kevin Winegar .... grip: second unit
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Pamela Sparks .... casting associate (as Pam Sparks)
Craig Fincannon .... extras casting (uncredited)
Craig Fincannon .... location casting (uncredited)
Mark Fincannon .... location casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Burton .... assistant costume designer (as Robin Lewis Burton)
Francine Decoursey .... assistant set costumer (as Francine Decoursey-Smith)
Dianne Fennell .... seamstress
Ronald Leamon .... set costumer (as Ron Leamon)
Harold O'Neal .... assistant costumer: Los Angeles
Daniel Sherrill .... assistant costumer: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Norman Buckley .... first assistant editor
Margaret Goodspeed .... apprentice editor: Los Angeles
Dean Holder .... apprentice editor: North Carolina
Location Management
Stephanie A. Fowler .... location scout (as Stephanie Fowler)
Graham Harrington .... location equipment: D.E.G. Film Studios
Shiho Ito .... location manager
Music Department
Sylvie Bourin .... assistant music supervisor: Music Advisory Group
Fastway .... composer: original music
Fastway .... performer: original music
Richard Luckey .... music editor: Music Design Group
Roy Prendergast .... music editor: Music Design Group
Stephen E. Smith .... music executive producer
Jeff Vaughn .... score engineer
Paul Francis Witt .... score conductor
Transportation Department
Daniel Bruce Cameron .... driver
Tammy Lyn Cooper .... driver (as Tammy Cooper)
Dennis Dail .... driver
Anthony Forester .... transportation coordinator (as Anthony 'Bubba' Forester)
Beau Holden .... driver (as Gregory Holden)
Judy Knight .... driver
Thomas Lovett .... driver (as Tom Lovett)
Randy Reum .... driver: honeywagon
Jerry Stephens .... driver
Mitchell Stephens .... driver
Beau Holden .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Devorah S.F. Arlook .... assistant to producers: Los Angeles
Page Lynn Campbell .... craft service
Nick Chaput .... production assistant
Debbie Coe .... animal trainer
Gloria Crist .... production assistant
Barbara D'Alessandro .... production coordinator
Guiliano Gallo .... caterer (as Giuliano Gallo)
Eleanor Hemingway .... production secretary
Amy Ingold .... production assistant
Kathi Levine .... production accountant
Heather McIntosh .... production auditor
Brad Moore .... production assistant
Debbie Mullis .... production assistant
James D. Nelson .... assistant to producers: North Carolina
Luis Reyes .... unit publicist
Rebecca Riggs .... production assistant
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... assistant to director: North Carolina (as Sydney Conrad)
Ron Sistare .... production assistant
Chris Svoboda .... production assistant
Maggie Walker .... assistant to director: Los Angeles
Connie Watts .... production medic
Joy Welch .... assistant production accountant
Becky Whitlow .... production assistant
Andi Allison Wooten .... assistant production accountant (as Andi Wooten)
Al Magliochetti .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Jimmy 'The Armored Saint' Christopher .... special thanks: KNAC (as Jimmy 'The Armored Saint' Christopher)
Keith Levene .... special thanks: Multi-Image Group
Chris Patterson .... special thanks
Donna Patterson .... special thanks
Giorgio Postiglione .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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98 min
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Eddie's best friend Roger is played by Glen Morgan, his only acting stint. Morgan later went on to be a prolific writer/producer for "The X-Files" (1993), Final Destination (2000), and Final Destination 3 (2006), as well as direct the Black Christmas (2006) remake.See more »
Boom mic visible: A red boom mic is clearly visible during the scene when Eddie's mom is going out the door to a Halloween party with Stan.See more »
Sammi Curr:[to Eddie] You should be loyal to your heroes... they can turn on you.See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Happens only in the 80's!, 7 July 2004
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

The glorious 80's! Only films like TRICK OR TREAT were produced in the decade of long hair, bizarre clothing, colors everywhere, heavy metal, and the slasher movies. The 80's feeling is always present through the movie as all of the popular elements of this decade appear in almost every scene.

This is an entertaining mid 80's horror film. The plot could be very popular if used today. Eddie's mistake was to listen everytime to heavy metal. His passion for the head banging music started a series of crimes, supernatural situations, and the release of an evil spirit of a psycho.

I can think of some metal bands with hidden messages but as silly as it sounds, I'm not that brave to try to play their tapes backwards. Brrrrr. Ozzy Osbourne, the "Prince of Darkness" 's appereance is great, it's appreciated by his fans. As a die hard horror fan, I enjoyed most of it's meant to be scary moments. But in particular I love the scene where the spirit appears as a green fog or something touches in a sexual way a Tiffany Amber Thiesen look alike in a dirty way if you know what I mean. What a perv the spirit resulted!

This is great 80's cheese, watch it for some mindless fun. 5/10.

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