Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TRICK OR TREATS - "When Halloween Night Stopped Being Fun!" (1982)

So this is it, the night we've all been waiting for, and I think "Trick Or Treats" from 1982 is not that bad of a film to commemorate the event, and finish off our 2018 Halloween Countdown!

The basic plot here is pretty simple! It's a story about a babysitter being terrorized in jest on Halloween by a kid who is an amateur magician while his parents are in Las Vegas for the night! The side story is that the kid's Father is a maniac who has escaped from the asylum and come home to kill his wife!

 I liked "Trick Or Treats" because it's a cauldron of Pop Cult Culture and performers! To start off, these two attendants from the local insane asylum are retired NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini who played with the Houston Oilers, the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles! A damn fine quarterback, Dan had a 50.9% pass completion record! Dan was also married five times, his last wife being buxom blonde bombshell June Wilkinson! The other attendant is retired NFL linebacker Tim Rossovich who also played for Houston, Philadelphia, and San Diego!

 The parents of the bratty kid are Carrie (Diary Of A Mad Housewife) Snodgress and David (Death Race 2000) Carradine!!

 These two bums are Jason (Escape From Alcatraz) Ronard, and Paul (Eating Raoul) Bartel!

Need more? Steve (The Stunt Man) Railsback is the babysitter's boyfriend! Steve, Carrie, and David all have fairly small parts, but theirs are the names prominently displayed on the poster!

The real stars of "Trick Or Treats" are Jacqueline (Drive-In Massacre) Giroux who was actually married to Steve Railsback for 8 years in real life!

Chris Graver was the son of the director and writer of "Trick Or Treats," Gary Graver. After five credits, Chris decided to spend the rest of his career on the other side of the camera!

With over 250 credits under his belt, Peter (Conjuring Orson) Jason is one of the hardest working guys in modern show business! (Possibly part of the reason he did such a good job as Orson Welles is that Orson was the 'magical advisor' on "Trick Or Treats!"

The scenes of all the trick or treaters are great!!

Give us candy or I'll shoot you!!

These drunken adult trick or treaters were my favorite!

 Little Tor is pretty bizarre peering through the window!

She pleads with him to stop, but that's not going to happen!

Meanwhile, the unsuspecting parents are having a good time in Las Vegas!

"Trick Or Treats" is pretty funny, and plays like if Disney had made a horror movie.....

..... that is until the big butcher knife comes out!

 Great album cover, and of course, it's Volume 13!

 She's tired, and she finally has to tell the kid the fable about "The Little Boy Who Cried Wof," but it doesn't have any real effect on the little shit!

 There are basically only two really violent scenes, no bad language, or real nudity, just deperation and despair!

 I would have let me kids watch "Trick Or Treats" long before I would let them watch anything like "Bride Of Chucky," or any number of slasher movies, so .....
Поздравляем Вас с праздником Хэллоуин, Feliz Dia das Bruxas, Cadılar Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun, and Happy Halloween, wherever you are! Be safe!


Deadpan Flook said...

This looks pretty familiar to me, especially Tor looking in the window, but I don't think I've ever seen it...maybe I'm remembering a trailer from one of the many video rentals!

Anyways, Happy Halloween! :-)

Caffeinated Joe said...

Great post, even though I have never seen this film. Have to get my hands on it!

Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Ewen, same to you!

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Joe! I found this thing streaming on Amazon Prime!

Dr. Theda said...

Hope that you Guys had a great Halloween !!!

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Doc! It was one of the best ever!

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