Nasty old Mr Killup uses Halloween to taunt kids. This year, he's in for a surprise, from which even his long-suffering son Michael cannot save him.

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Roy Poole ...
Mr. Killup
Tim Choate ...
Michael Killup
David Varnay ...
Medical Examiner (as David K. Varnay)
John Edward Allen ...
Goblin
Gary Pratt ...
Children
Paul Sparer ...
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Nasty old Mr Killup uses Halloween to taunt kids. This year, he's in for a surprise, from which even his long-suffering son Michael cannot save him.

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27 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Director Tom Savini still has the goblin creature used in this episode at his home. See more »

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Though the front door's deadbolt is clearly locked right after the "trick or treater" shows up, the door is opened without unlocking it a few seconds later. See more »

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Referenced in Trick 'r Treat (2007) See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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One of the scariest episodes.
8 November 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Directed by: Tom Savini.

A lot of episodes of TftD feel very made for TV. This episode feels like a mini movie. It was so well directed, well acted and well done. Monster make-up guy Tom Savini directs this episode about a cranky old man living with his son. His son goes out until morning, and leaves the old man home alone on Halloween night. Of course this old man is rude to all the kids, all until he gets an unexpected visitor. A weird demon type creature stalks him. It is a genuinely scary episode, and though it really doesn't make a lot of sense it's so stylish. Just odd little pictures of random obscurities were thrown in while this man was dreaming. It's the little things that made this a perfect Darkside episode!! My rating: Perfect episode. 21 mins,


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