Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0

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

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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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Just a bit silly.
2 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite shows, however the pilot didn't do much for me. It's about an old man who owns the deeds to almost everyone in the neighborhood's house. On Halloween he lets kids come in and if they can find them without being scared the papers are theirs. So of course a bunch of kids get scared, yada yada yada, and it all leads to a really silly ending. It's not a very scary episode, nor is it a very entertaining one, but I guess this pilot sold the series so it did something good. Also noted is this episode was directed by TV/Movie character actor Bob Balaban.

My rating: OK episode. 21 mins. TV PG


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