Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0

Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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Town miser Gideon Hackles spends Halloween hiding IOU's in his house, which he then rigs as haunted and invites local kids to search for the IOU's so he can scare them. This year, he gets his comeuppance.

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Gideon Hackles
I.M. Hobson ...
Mr. Bindle
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Mr. Bundle
Joe Ponazecki ...
Atticus Kimble
Knowl Johnson ...
Billy Kimble
Brenda Currin ...
Sarah Kimble
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Victor Muldoon
Patrick Wilcox ...
Timothy Muldoon
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Bessie
Nancy Ellen Sutherland ...
Bessie's Mom
Jessica Rene Carroll ...
Rickert Daughter (as Jessica Carroll)
Joshua Miller ...
Rickert Son
Frances Chaney ...
Witch
Bill McNulty ...
Pirate
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Town miser Gideon Hackles spends Halloween hiding IOU's in his house, which he then rigs as haunted and invites local kids to search for the IOU's so he can scare them. This year, he gets his comeuppance.

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Tales from the Darkside pilot
22 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TRICK OR TREAT is the pilot episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE and it sets off the format ably, with twists, turns, a creepy atmosphere, and a flesh-and-blood fiend. Thematically it's very similar to the later episode HALLOWEEN CANDY, which I happened to watch first, in which somebody who hates trick or treaters finds themselves getting their just desserts.

Well, I hate trick or treaters too, so I can hardly engage with the sentiments here, but this is a fun episode nonetheless. It seems to have a bigger budget than 'regular' episodes and the plot is also more of a complex one. There are plenty of scare scenes, genuine and otherwise, and lots of the heavy moralising that one has come to expect from the series. The show itself would go on to occasionally exceed the expectations set here, but for the most part the episodes were distinctly average.


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