On Halloween night a miserable old man is left alone by his son. The old man isn’t in the Halloween spirit so when kids come for candy he’s mean to them. Upon answering the door late at night there is an unexpected Trick Or Treater this time, one that isn’t Human at all.
Why this particular Halloween episode of “Tales from the Darkside” is a must every October is because it’s terrifically atmospheric in both a creepy way and a “Halloweeney” way. It’s also a “Halloween Moral” story with the message being not to be a mean fuck on Halloween or Halloween will punish you for it. The “Trick Or Treater” in the episode is quite creepy in a good goblin sort of way and at times the episode feels like a lost segment right out of the film “Creepshow.” If you only want to watch one anthology horror TV episode this Halloween season then track down Halloween Candy” and give it a go.