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"Modern Family" Open House of Horrors (2012)

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Original Air Date:
24 October 2012 (Season 4, Episode 5)
Claire tries to scare Phil on Halloween night, Cameron tries to show off his new slimmer body at his Halloween party, and Mitchell's white lie about Lily's mother gets him in trouble. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett

Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy

Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy

Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett

Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker

Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy (credit only)

Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy

Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy

Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ... Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Colin Hanlon ... Steven

Rodney To ... Sam

Rodrigo Rojas ... Stefan

Jackson Odell ... Ted Durkas

Kevin Cahoon ... John-John

Spenser McNeil ... Reuben

Katherine Disque ... Police Officer

Davis Desmond ... Chimney Sweep

Billy Evans ... Skeleton

Marieve Herington ... Chimney Sweep's Mom

Shak Ghacha ... Lemon

Lucia Sullivan ... Home Buyer #1

Joel Spence ... Home Buyer #2

David Bloom ... Einstein
Trent Carlton ... Einstein's Friend #1

Riley Rydin ... Einstein's Friend #2

Len Cordova ... Vampire's Dad
Emmalee Rainbow Abrams ... Genie

Janie Haddad Tompkins ... Genie's Mom
Shirra Alcine ... Trick or Treater #1

Lilia Buckingham ... Trick or Treater #2

Cole Sand ... Trick or Treater #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Samuel Caruana ... Trick or Treater (uncredited)

Kevin Derr ... Young Dad (uncredited)

Carly Peeters ... Trick or Treater (uncredited)

Piper Reese ... Preppie Girl Trick or Treater (uncredited)
Maxx Rubens ... Hot Dog Trick or Treater (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James R. Bagdonas  (as James Bagdonas)
Writing credits
Steven Levitan (created by) &
Christopher Lloyd (created by)

Elaine Ko (written by)

Produced by
Paul Corrigan .... executive producer
Abraham Higginbotham .... executive producer
Ben Karlin .... co-executive producer
Elaine Ko .... producer
Steven Levitan .... executive producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Becky Mann .... producer
Jeffrey Morton .... co-executive producer
Dan O'Shannon .... executive producer
Jeffrey Richman .... executive producer
Audra Sielaff .... producer
Chris Smirnoff .... producer
Brad Walsh .... executive producer
Kyle Weber .... associate producer
Bill Wrubel .... executive producer
Sally Young .... co-producer
Danny Zuker .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Hugo Cortina (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ryan Case 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg (casting by)
Production Design by
Richard Berg 
Art Direction by
Claire Bennett 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kasch 
Costume Design by
Alix Friedberg 
Makeup Department
Kelly Kline .... hair department head
Stephanie L. Massie .... make-up department head
Jessica Elbaum .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Dan Tipton .... production supervisor
Sally Young .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Heffernan .... second second assistant director (as Matthew W. Heffernan)
Helena Lamb .... second assistant director
Alisa Statman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Claire Bennett .... assistant art director
Ike Hassid .... construction foreman
Rick Ladomade .... property master
Katie Hampton .... art coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Voelker .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Bell .... m&e mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Brian Harman .... re-recording mixer
Penny Harold .... supervising sound editor
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Dean Okrand .... re-recording mixer
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator
Brian Seagrave .... audio conform
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound mixer (as Stephen A. Tibbo)
Michael Kalifa .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dan Lipe .... boom operator (uncredited)
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas Mertz .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)
Jimmy Sharp .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Trey Clinesmith .... camera operator
Jeff Enneking .... chief lighting technician (as Jeffrey Enneking)
Jeff Hinz .... key grip
Toby Tucker .... camera operator
Christopher Goss .... camera operator (uncredited)
Hopper Stone .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Allen Hooper .... casting associate
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eden Clark Coblenz .... costume supervisor
Cheryl Cravedi .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Shaheed Qaasim .... assistant editor
Jude A. Wiley .... dailies operater
Russell Lynch .... colorist (uncredited)
Gabriel A. Montoya .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Winston .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Matthew B. Chamberlin .... location manager (as Matt Chamberlin)
Desarey Guzman .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Gabriel Mann .... main title theme by
Mark Hadley .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Malcolm Mazer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Shawn Carberry .... production staff
Tom Chung .... production accountant
Bianca Douglas .... writers' assistant
Natalie Dvir .... assistant: Steven Levitan
John Fairchild .... production staff
Arik Hirsch .... production staff
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Craig Losben .... assistant: Christopher Lloyd
Clint McCray .... script coordinator
Steven Miller .... production staff
Mike Montiforte .... production staff
Sarah Quale .... production coordinator
Paul Sutton .... production staff
Danny Williams .... production staff
Johnny Wittman .... production staff
Robert Dierx .... production assistant (uncredited)
Guin Dill .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Lance Kirshner .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Brent Martin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Neuman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Plassman .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Zuckerbrow .... production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Levitan  created by
Christopher Lloyd  created by

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Additional Details

30 min (including commercials)
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Haley is absent from this episode.See more »
Phil Dunphy:I got to be the top realtor of the year by thinking inside the box. That's right, I said inside. Because while everyone is chaising each other outside, what is the box?
[points at head]
Phil Dunphy:Empty.
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Modern Family Open House of Horrors, 24 October 2012
Author: dalydj-918-255175 from Ireland

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Claire was told to tone down the Halloween decorations because the house was too scary for everyone. Lily wants to be a princess for Halloween every year because Mitchell told Lily that her mother was a princess. The costumes the guys get are wrong because Cam gets the bull and Mitchell the matador. Jay gets a car ticket even after flirting with the female police women. Manny gets set home because he set off the fire alarm by accident. The whole neighborhood is afraid of Claire and they do not come to her house. When some teenage trick or treaters egg Gloria's house she wants to kill them. Cameron is flashing all his guests because he wants them to see his body while Lily thinks every princess is her mom. At an empty house alone Claire comes to the house to try to scare Phil. Jay tells Gloria that her being angry is just hormones from being a princess. Cameron finds out that Mitchell told Lily her mom was a princess. Phil looks for Claire in the house but he has buyers coming to the house. When the buyers leave the house Phil is alone in the house with Claire trying to scare him. It turns out that Claire is home with the kids but instead she uses her kids to scare him so much. OK episode unlike the previous Halloween episode.

EPISODE GRADE: B- (MVP: Julie Bowen)

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