Season 2: Episode 5
Directed by: Tom Savini
Written by: Michael McDowell
Mr. Killup: Roy Poole
Michael Killup: Tim Choate
Medical Examiner: David Varnay
Goblin: John Edward Allen
Children: Gary Pratt
A crabby old man would rather be mean to children than to deliver them Halloween candy.
It is Halloween. Kids are trick or treating and getting plenty of candy.Michael Killup is visiting his elderly father. He takes his father's cigarrette away, but Mr. Killip simply lights another one. Mr. Killip tells his son that he hates Halloween and kids begging for candy. He complains that the children soak his windows and toilet paper his trees, but Michael tells him that is simply because he did not give them any candy. Mr. Killip doesn't think that the kids should expect candy, but his son informs him that they do because his mom always gave the kids candy. Michael admits that even when he was a child, he played tricks on those who would not give out candy.
Michael goes into the kitchen and begins sorting out the Halloween candy into bowls. As he does, Mr. Killip mentions that he is now the meanest man on the block. Michael closes the refrigerator, remarking that it has not closed correctly in nine years. When Mr. Killip asks him what he is doing, Michael brings the candy into the living room, telling his dad to give it out because he does not want to end up cleaning up the soaped windows or cleaning out the toilet paper from the trees. He tells his father he brought some Halloween candy to give out. Mr. Killip feels it is a waste of money. Michael insists that his father give out the candy and that he is completely capable of doing so. Michael makes the point that Halloween does not last forever; it is only one night a year and is over by eight PM. Mr. Killip still does not want to do it. In fact, he mentions that if he is lucky one of the trick of treaters will drop dead on his porch of a sugar overdose.When Michael is getting ready to leave, Mr. Killip asks him to lock up the windows. He says he does not want children to try to get in the house when he doesn't give them candy. Michael again tells him that the solution to this is to simply give out the candy. Mr. Killip gets up and slowly makes his way over to the window. He opens up the blinds, showing the lock. With a sigh, Michael locks the window. He then takes a tootsie roll and gives it to his father.
As Michael is headed to the door, Mr Killip is still complaining about the trick or treaters. He feels that once the door bells begin ringing, they go on forever. Michael tells his fathr that he has always been welcome to move in with him. Mr. Killip, however, thinks that if he is not at home to protect the house, the kids would burn it down. Michael tells his father that he will be back the following evening since there is almost no food in the house. Mr. Killip admits that he is always feeling hungry. He says there is nothing else for him to do but eat. Michael tells his father to not eat all the candy himself, and he leaves.
As Michael is leaving, Mr. Killip opens up his front door. He asks his son to bring him some waffles when he comes back; real frozen ones, not ones that are pulled out of a carton. Michael tells him that he wants to see all of the Halloween candy gone when he gets back. He tells his father that if he is not nice to the children, he will deserve whatever he gets from them. He closes his father's sweater, the two exchange an almost friendly glance and then Michael leaves.
ACT IIThe child in the bunny costume from the beginning of the show knocks on Mr. Killip's door. The old man opens the door and the child asks for candy. Mr. Killip says he is sick, and points to his neck brace. He asks the kid why he is bothering him. Mr. Killip says he does not have any candy and would not give the kid any candy even if he did. He closes the door.
Once alone, the trick or treater puts his basket down and takes out a spray can of paint. As he is shaking it up, Mr. Killip opens the door back up. He tells the child that he knows all of th child's tricks and that the police are on their way. The child in the bunny suit runs out.
Mr. Killip returns to his chair. The moment that he sits down, his door bells is ringing again. This time there is a clown trick or treater at the door. Mr. Killip answers the door, telling the kid to leave. He tells the child that there is no free food there and if any children soap his windows, he will call the police. The clown runs off.
As soon as Mr. Killip closes the door, the bell rings again. He opens it up and there is a child in a different costume of a devil. He assumes it is the clown child again, and at first asks the child if he just changed his mask. Rather than wait for an answer, he simply closes the door. Mr. Killip ignores the ringing bell and tells the child to "go to Hell."The trick or treaters do not leave Mr. Killip alone, so he develops a trick of his own. He takes honey, glue and mayonnaise and mixes them together. Mr. Killip goes back to the door and the devil child is still there. Mr. Killip says that he has goblin candy for the boy and pours the concoction into his bag.
As the night continues and the trick or treaters stop coming around, Mr. Killip falls asleep in his chair. His television is showing white snow and a few shots of a goblin face appear on the screen. He is woken up by the sound of his door buzzer. Looking at his watch, Mr. Killip notes that it is 11:30 PM.
Mr. Killip lights a cigarrette as the door buzzer continues to go off. He then gets up from his chair and walks over to the front door of the house. Looking through his blinds, he sees that there is no one on his front porch. His door buzzer continues to ring, however. Mr. Killip walks over to the door, which then opens on its own.Standing outside his door is a short creature. In a gruff voice, the creature says "Trick or treat." Mr. Killip tells the creature several things. He says that it won't get any candy because it is too late, and that he never had any candy to give out anyway. Mr. Killip then closes the door in the face of the trick or treater. The door buzzer keeps ringing and the door knob continues to move as if the creature is trying to turn it from the other side. Mr. Killip starts backing away from the door, telling the trick or treater to go away. He looks through the blinds and sees a bizarre creature looking in at him. He then closes the blinds.