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Rate "Trick or Treat"
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Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:50 pm 
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"Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality ... but, there is - unseen by most - an underworld. A place that is just as real but not as brightly lit ... a Darkside."


Original Air Date: October 29, 1983
Cast: Paul Sparer - Narrator, Barnard Hughes, I.M. Hobson and Max Wright
Writer(s): George A. Romero
Director: Bob Balaban

Town miser and loan broker, Gideon Hackles, spends every Halloween hiding the local townsfolk's IOU's in his house, which is aptly made up as a haunted house. He then offers an open invitation to all the local children to come and search for the IOU's in the pretense that they can erase their family's debt.



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A solid 8 from me. A promising start, good idea for a story but the ending lacked that certain something.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:09 pm 
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It's strange seeing Barnard Hughes playing such a mean character.
I just finished seeing "The UFO Incident" for the first time in a long while, where he played the psychiatrist. (He made almost a partial career out of playing likeable TV doctors.)


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Overall decent start to the series. I think as a kid it would be creepier and more frightening, but for me, the opening title sequence is still scarier. The effects are mediocre, and I agree with MrRSerling that the ending lacked something. I thought it was a good idea to open the show with a Halloween timeframe and atmosphere. Hackles is a cruel old bastard but he gets his just deserts.

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Amazing episode that really set the bar for this series...unfortunately, the series was plagued with more misses than hits, but I digress. I seem to remember this episode being first shown on NBC as a kid around Halloween...I may be mistaken, but I really think I'm right. The other Halloween episode that featured the old crank who gets terrorized by that troll was another solid episode, in my opinion.


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I really need to revisit this show. It looks so dated and syndicated (which it was), it is sometimes a chore to get through. I did enjoy quite a few episodes.

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Its appeal to me is that it reminds me of my youth, so it's the nostalgia factor more than the content factor for me. As I stated above, there were definitely more misses than hits, but for 80's cheese, it's tough to pass up.


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This episode was good enough to set a nice trend for the whole series but its certainly not the best one.


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Ive started watching this again. darkside always has a more sinister side then the twilight Zone.


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