During the scariest time of the year, there are a few blueprints all demons and goblins should follow. Always stay on the walkway.
October 31st set stories braid together by the burlap sack-clad pumpkin-headed trick-or-treater Sam (Quinn Lord), the killer keeper of All Hallows’ Eve traditions is coming to theaters for the first time on select dates this October. Watch the dramatic trailer from fabulous Pictures below.
Released direct-to-DVD in 2009 after select casting at film festivals between 2007 and 2009, Trick ‘r Treat marked the manager debut of Dougherty (Krampus, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the newly HBO Hellraiser series). Featuring a cast that added Dylan Baker (the Spider-Man trilogy), Anna Paquin (X-Men), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), and Brian Cox (Succession), the horror Halloween anthology is considered a seasonal fan favorite.
In Trick ‘r Treat, interlaced stories evidence that some conventions are best, not unremembered as the residents of a small town (Baker, Paquin, Bibbs, Cox) face real demons and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror betray the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit’s catch with an antic trick-or-treating Demon.
Those four tales of terror added a staid high school principal who is a Halloween episode killer (Baker); a college-age virgin chasing that special guy (Paquin); a woman (Bibbs) who hates dressing up for Halloween and whose husband is captivated with the holiday; and a group of young teens who pull a cruel prank on Rhonda (Samm Todd), a Halloween conservative who broadcast the horror of the Halloween School Bus Massacre.
“I love it,” Dougherty told EW in 2016 about Trick ‘r Treat suitable its own Halloween tradition. “It’s an honor. It’s an oddity that a film that took the path that it took conduct to become a cult whatever-you-want-to-call-it — I falter to use the word classic, but you understand what I mean. It’s just rare to have a film that people really rally around like this. I’m touched.”
Dougherty has spent years developing a consequence, saying in a 2019 interview, “It’s been a few years since we at first talked about it [at Legendary] and there’s been a regime change since then. They still have the property, and they love it, and there’s still a long line of merchandise and a carrying-on line of comic books based on the film, but the ball is in their court.”The director added: “The moment they say they’re interested and ready to go, we’ll see if the stars align.”
Tickets are now on sale for Trick ‘r Treat watch the official website for dates and ticketing info.