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Trick or Treats (1982)

R | | Horror | 29 October 1982 (USA)
A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.

Director:

Gary Graver

Writer:

Gary Graver (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Giroux ... Linda (as Jackelyn Giroux)
Peter Jason ... Malcolm O'Keefe
Chris Graver Chris Graver ... Christopher O'Keefe
David Carradine ... Richard Adams
Carrie Snodgress ... Joan O'Keefe Adams
Steve Railsback ... Bret
Jillian Kesner ... Andrea
Dan Pastorini Dan Pastorini ... 1st Attendant
Tim Rossovich ... 2nd Attendant
Paul Bartel ... Bum
Jean Clark Jean Clark ... Bert (as J.L. Clark)
John Blyth Barrymore ... Mad Doctor
Catherine E. Coulson ... Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
Maria Dillon Maria Dillon ... TV Reporter
Jason Ronard ... Bum (as Jason Renard)
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Storyline

Five years after his wife, Joan, had him wrongfully and delibarately committed to a mental institution so she could live with her boyfriend, Malcolm escapes on Halloween night and arrives back at his old house to murder her, except Joan is not home but she's out with her boyfriend while babysitter Linda is looking after Malcolm's 10-year-old son Christopher, an equally psychotic and demented practical joker until, under cover of darkness, Malcolm shows up and begins a real terror game of attrition with Linda. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Halloween's over. Now It's the kids' turn to get even! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babysitter Murders: The Beginning See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film had a $55,000 budget. Writer-director Gary Graver put up $30,000 of his own money and he got investors and a distributor to kick in an additional $25,000. See more »

Quotes

Christopher: You're cute. Are you the babysitter?
Linda: Well, you're not. That's a stupid thing to do.
Christopher: It's Halloween!
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Crazy Credits

Credits Orson Welles as 'Magical Consultant'. See more »

Connections

Remake of Fright (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Is on the Way
Performed by Horizon
Words and Music by Tom Barger
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Not worth watching
16 June 2017 | by trishaadeSee all my reviews

Seriously????? I had to look at the IMDb category to make sure this wasn't a comedy. It's billed as horror. I knew from the opening scenes this one was gonna be an eye roller.

The problem is that it isn't funny in a good way. The movie suffers from bad acting (with no exceptions), too much padding, a bad script and bad lighting. Nuff said.

The babysitter is the worst case of a caretaker I've ever seen and the charge she's watching will start running your nerves in short order. She's quite inept for an older babysitter and its hard to feel anything for her but contempt.

Would I recommend? Nope.


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