Trick or Treats (1982)

USA, 1982
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Gary Graver.


Five years after his wife had him wrongfully detaibed in a high-security psychiatric hospital so that she’d be free to be with her lover, Malcolm escapes on Halloween and heads out for revenge. But he finds her out for the evening and the only people at home are babysitter Linda and his psychotic 10-year-old son Christopher…


Director: Gary Graver
Executive Producer: Lee Thornburg
Producers: Caruth C. Byrd, Gary Graver
Script: Gary Graver
Script Supervisor: Sally Stringer
Director of Photography: Gary Graver
Key Grip: R. Michael Stringer
Editor: Gary Graver
Magical Consultant: Orson Welles
Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jackie Giroux (Linda)
Peter Jason (Malcolm)
Chris Graver (Christopher)
David Carradine (Richard)
Carrie Snodgress (Joan O’Keefe Adams)
Steve Railsback (the boyfriend)
Jillian Kesner (Andrea)
Dan Pastorini, Tim Rossovich (men in white shorts)
J.L. Clark (Bert)
John Blyth Barrymore (mad doctor)
Catherine E. Coulson (Nurse Reeves)
Maria Dillon (newscaster)
Allen Wisch (bum)
Nike Zachmanoglou (Connie)
Jason Renard, Paul Bartel (winos)
Owen Orr (Shakespearean actor)

Alternative Titles

Blodig Halloween – Norwegian title

See also
Fright (1971)

See also
Halloween (1978)



  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.595
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.280